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Council social services bosses have apologised to a mother-of-three who says she went through "five months of absolute hell" after limits were unfairly placed on when she could see her children. Lawyers representing the woman say Cumbria County Council staff wrongly restricted the amount of contact she could have with…
A 25-year-old mother convicted of allowing the manslaughter of her infant son at the hands of his father has been jailed for 18 months. Laura Davies (pictured) was told she had failed to heed "warning signals" before the death of six-month-old Kayden Walker - including a comment from his father,…
Sajid Javid has warned internet giants they could face new laws unless they step up efforts to tackle child abuse content. The Home Secretary called on the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter to spearhead the response in the same way as they have intensified activity to remove terrorist…
A family court judge has raised concerns over the way two children who complained of being sexually abused were questioned by a social worker. Judge Kambiz Moradifar said the social worker had questioned the youngsters, who are aged seven and six, despite having almost no experience in sex abuse cases…
At least 80,000 people in the UK are estimated to pose a sexual threat to children online, the Home Secretary is to reveal. Sajid Javid will disclose the figure and describe his shock at discovering the scale of the danger posed by paedophiles on the internet. In a flagship speech,…
A man has lost a fight to regain the care of his teenage daughter after a family court judge concluded that he found it "difficult to say no" to her. Judge Joanna Vincent said she was concerned that the man was unable to set behaviour boundaries. She decided that the…
A new national response unit will be established to help local authorities support vulnerable children at risk of exploitation by criminal gangs, Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced. Backed by up to £2million investment, will offer bespoke support to local councils to help stop child sexual exploitation, trafficking,…
A man with a history of abusing and stalking women should not be told that his baby son has been placed for adoption, a High Court judge has decided. Mr Justice Cobb heard the man had multiple convictions for assaulting and harassing former partners, and the baby's mother feared that…
A former ice-cream seller has been jailed for "using his position" to groom and then abuse children. David Budd, 72, was handed an eight year and 10 month sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court (pictured) in north-east London on Thursday after admitting a string of historical offences, Metropolitan Police said. Budd's…
Nine people have been arrested, including six youths aged between 13 and 17, as part of a police probe into the sexual exploitation of teenagers. Officers carried out a series of raids in Portsmouth and Havant on Tuesday as part of the inquiry. Hampshire Police said a number of victims…
Dr Alinka Gearon from the University of Bath has secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run a seminar showcasing her research on child trafficking services. Dr Gearon (pictured) from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, will be running 'Child trafficking: Children’s voices informing practice'…
The Cardiff and The Vale Regional Safeguarding Board (CVRSCB) has published an extended Child Practice review into the circumstances around the tragic death of Elsie Scully-Hicks. The Review was commissioned by CVRSCB on the recommendation of the Child and Adult Practice Review Subgroup in accordance with the Social Services and…
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