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Ministers have been urged to allow child refugees to sponsor their close families members to join them in the UK. The SNP's Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) wants to introduce legislation enabling people who arrived in Britain as a child to be able to support applications for their…
Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) have today (15 March) published the report of a review commissioned following the tragic murder of Becky Watts by her step-brother who, along with his then partner, were convicted of murder and manslaughter respectively and sentenced in November 2015. The report considers the involvement of…
A council has extended formal condolences to the grandfather of Ellie Butler, who was beaten to death by her father after being taken from her grandparents' care. Ellie was battered to death by Ben Butler at their family home in Sutton, south London, 11 months after being returned to him…
Becky Watts reported feeling "scared" of being abducted to social workers more than three years before she was murdered in a sexually motivated kidnap plot, a report has revealed. The 16-year-old was attacked in her bedroom by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews, 31, after he hatched a plot to abduct her…
One in four people in England have worried about the welfare, neglect or abuse of a child, research shows. But more than two fifths of those with concerns did not report their suspicions to professionals such as social workers, police officers, health workers or teachers, the survey suggests. The findings…
Young white working class girls are being traded for sex in "a routine way", Telford's MP has told ministers. Tory Lucy Allan made the comment after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers in her constituency over a 40-year period. Abuse in the Shropshire…
Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in Telford have said their approach has been "subject to independent scrutiny" after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers over a 40-year period. West Mercia Police said the Home Office had paid a visit to the Shropshire town…
Telford's MP has renewed her call for an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the town, after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers there over a 40-year period. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered allegations of abuse in the Shropshire town, said…
Girls are being given a tool to educate them about female anatomy in a bid to stem the rising tide of requests for so-called designer vaginas. Experts said the booklet has been designed in response to an increasing number of girls and women with cosmetic genital concerns requesting surgery despite…
Two boys have been taken from the care of their Muslim father after a High Court judge said there was evidence to show they had been groomed to see themselves as "religious warriors". Mrs Justice Parker has made decisions about where the boys should live after council social workers raised…
There is a real need for more LGBT people to adopt or foster children in Wales, Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies said today. To mark LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5th-11th March), the Minister said Wales needs more prospective adoptive families to care for the 140 children…
A "troubled" 16-year-old girl will have to wait more than a month before she can be admitted into a secure accommodation unit because of the lack of placements available, a court has heard. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is currently being housed in an unsuitable residential…