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Court of Appeal judges say a man who was earlier found to have "sexually interfered" with his teenage daughter is owed an apology. They say "findings of fact" by a High Court judge must be "disregarded". Social services staff have been told to treat the man and the teenager's mother…
Detectives have released a CCTV still of a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The schoolgirl was waiting for a bus at around 4.20pm on January 11 on Alder Grove in Dollis Hill, north west London, when a man started a conversation with her. She got on a…
Almost one-quarter of all registered sex offenders carried out online child sexual abuse, according to a snapshot taken by Police Scotland. This comes as Police Scotland launches a new campaign to warn perpetrators who sexually abuse children online of the life-changing consequences of their actions. The campaign speaks directly to…
Hundreds of Britons were arrested for child sex offences overseas in the last five years, new figures have shown, amid concerns the numbers are just the "tip of the iceberg". There were 361 requests from UK nationals for consular assistance after being arrested for child sex offences from 2013 to…
A father convicted of murdering his daughter 11 months after she was put back in his care has denied causing her "any injury" at an inquest into her death. Ben Butler beat six-year-old Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. He is serving…
An independent social worker has told an inquest that she did not see the "volatility" of a father who went on to beat his six-year-old daughter to death as a risk. Ellie Butler was battered to death by Ben Butler at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October…
Five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer look after them should go into care and be split up, a family court judge has ruled. Judge Clifford Bellamy last year refused to approve social workers' plans to separate the youngsters - who are aged…
A nine-year-old boy said to have suffered repeated flea bites because his home was infested must be taken from his parents' care, a family court judge has ruled. Council social workers had raised a series of the concerns about the boy and his teenage sister. They said his parents had…
A psychologist asked to provide an expert assessment of the father of a toddler at the centre of family court litigation wrote to a judge to apologise for giving "very poor quality" evidence. She told Judge Richard Howell that she had been ill on the day she appeared in court.…
Bosses at a council condemned by a High Court judge over the handing of children in care say they deeply regret "past failings". Herefordshire Council says it has "changed its practice". Mr Justice Keehan had complained of "egregious abuse" of legislation designed to provide accommodation to children who did not…
A petition calling for answers on why James Bulger's killer was free to commit more offences will be debated in Parliament. James's mother Denise Fergus welcomed the decision to debate the petition, which calls for a public inquiry into his case to be held, after the Government had initially said…
A report by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has found the murder of Becky Watts could not have been predicted or prevented. The 33-page review detailed how Becky's mother Tanya Watts and father Darren Galsworthy separated when she was born and she spent her early life living with her mother. Her…