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Massive fall in child abuse deaths linked to new protection policies – The Independent

“Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show. With social workers frequently vilified after the death of a child at the hands of adult guardians, the findings – published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – act as tribute to the success of child protection policies and those who implement them.”

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The Independent, 5th May 2011

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Judge raps care ‘failures’ in paedophile case – The Independent

“A High Court judge investigating a mother with learning difficulties whose children became victims of a dangerous paedophile has strongly condemned the way the case was handled by a county’s social services.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2011

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Bonhoeffer QC: ‘unlawful’ to admit hearsay evidence – The Independent

“A key witness in a case involving allegations of child abuse against a celebrated children’s doctor is prepared to fly to London to give evidence at a General Medical Council hearing, a court heard today.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2011

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Abuse claims against surgeon could not be prosecuted in UK – The Independent

“Police investigating allegations that a heart specialist who worked at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital had sexually abused children in Kenya found they would have been unable to bring a prosecution because the alleged offences occurred before May 2004, a spokesman for Scotland Yard said yesterday.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2011

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Teacher jailed for raping pupil – The Independent

“A teacher who raped and sexually assaulted one of his pupils after abducting her from a school disco was jailed for nine years today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

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Teacher jailed for sex with pupils – The Independent

“A teacher who dubbed himself the ‘Salford Stallion’ as he slept with three of his high school pupils was today jailed for six years.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2011

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‘Sarah’s Law’ scheme covers all England and Wales – BBC News

“A scheme allowing parents to check if someone in contact with their child is a sex offender now extends to all 43 police forces in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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