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The families of two disabled men severely injured at a care home said a report into how authorities handled the cases has confirmed fears they have been raising for three years - but they are still seeking answers. Martyn Lewis and Mark Bates said they felt "utterly failed and let…
An official report has been unable to rule out a cover-up in the case of two disabled men who were severely injured at a care home which is now the subject of a police probe. Hospital staff raised concerns Matthew Bates and Gary Lewis, residents of Beech Lodge care home…
A sexual offences liaison officer who found a rape victim in his care "attractive" has been jailed after he hacked into her Facebook account and downloaded pictures of her as a child. Sussex Police constable Martin Harris used the password the woman gave police to help investigate her attack without…
An independent reviewer of child sex abuse by Church of England clergy was not shown documents that may have shed light on previous offending, an inquiry heard. Roger Meekings, who carried out a 2009 past case review for the Diocese of Chichester, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse…
On World Social Work Day 2018, what better way for West Sussex County Council to celebrate our work than to invite you to participate in our inaugural conference and explore the theme of direct work with children? The Munro Review highlighted that the only way to create a “child-centred” system…
A former Church of England priest who sexually abused boys has been put behind bars for a second time. Colin Pritchard changed his name to Ifor Whittaker after he was handed a five-year sentence at Northampton Crown Court in 2008 after admitting abusing two children in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, between 1979…
The chairman of an inquiry into public services which came into contact with a double killer and his victims before they died said lessons will be learned if mistakes were made. The domestic homicide review led by the Safer West Sussex Partnership will determine whether staff were aware of Robert…
A block of retirement flats has become a test bed for internet-connected devices which could help improve the health of older people. Tenants of Leach Court in Kemp Town, Brighton, have volunteered to trial digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors, and falls detectors which are carried with them…
This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by West Sussex County Council. At West Sussex County Council we are doing something inspirational, something we are really proud of - creating a brighter future for the children and families we work with. At the heart of our strategic…
The former owner and an ex-manager of a children's home have been charged with sexually abusing young boys 40 years ago. John Webber, 77, of Clifton Hill, Brighton, East Sussex, and Don Grasty, 94, of Beach Road, Selsey, West Sussex, have been summonsed to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court (pictured)…
A Tory MP has urged ministers to consider "centralised funding" of social care in a similar system to the NHS. Huw Merriman made the call as he highlighted the situation in his East Sussex constituency, where large numbers of people spend their retirement. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said the proposal…
A former house master at a top private school has been jailed for four years for sexually abusing four of his pupils. Peter Webb (pictured) would sneak into dormitories to fondle the schoolboys while they slept at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex. The children would wake to find…
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