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A police force has removed an "insulting" child sexual exploitation campaign from social media after accusations of victim blaming.North Yorkshire Police posted a series of images on social media as part of a new campaign to target child sexual exploitation.The posts, which have been removed, included messages such as: "Which…
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones was "f****** furious" when a Labour colleague went public about being sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct days before he apparently took his own life, an inquest has heard.Welsh Assembly Member Carl Sargeant, 49, was found hanged at the family home in Connah's Quay, North…
A jailed sex offender was given the chance to play a part in the future of the child of a woman he raped, it has been reported.The man, who was reportedly part of a grooming gang, was contacted in jail by a council who gave him a chance to seek…
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones "fuelled the despair" of a Labour party colleague accused of sexual misconduct when he gave television interviews the day before his death, his inquest has been told.Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant, 49, was found hanged at the family home in Connah's Quay, North Wales,…
An inquest into the death of a Welsh politician accused of sexual misconduct is due to begin on Monday.Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant (pictured), 49, was found hanged by his wife Bernadette, at the family home in Connah's Quay, North Wales.His death, on November 7, 2017 came four days after…
The Executive Office in Northern Ireland is encouraging responses to a consultation on draft legislation intended to help the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. The department has published three pieces of proposed legislation which are in line with the recommendations made in the Hart Report in January 2017…
The Department of Health and Department of Justice in Northern Ireland have published new Guidance on how employers can increase awareness and respond more effectively to domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The Guidance was launched at an event in Belfast City Hall attended by trade unions and statutory, voluntary…
A man who was shipped to Canada in the 1940s under the child migrant programme has described the experience as a “living hell”.Edinburgh-born Roddy Mackay, who waived his right to anonymity, left for Canada in 1941 from Liverpool.A medical examination prior to his emigration described him as suitable to work…
The public should be excluded from serious sex trials as part of a radical overhaul in Northern Ireland, a retired senior judge proposed.Sir John Gillen is leading an independent review following the acquittal of two Irish rugby internationals of rape charges in Belfast earlier this year.Sir John (pictured) published a…
Black cab rapist John Worboys will remain behind bars after the Parole Board reversed an earlier decision that he should be released.The board sparked controversy in January by ruling that Worboys was safe to be freed after around a decade behind bars.He had been jailed indefinitely in 2009 with a…
Survivors of abuse at children's homes across Northern Ireland have criticised government proposals on compensation as "derisory".Draft legislation to establish a compensation scheme for victims will come on Monday almost two years after the publication of the report by the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI).The inquiry led by Sir Anthony…
More than a quarter of people who alleged they were abused at a children's home said they had told staff about the attacks while they were still in care, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard 164 people complained to police about suffering abuse at Quarrier's…
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