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CHILD SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNCILS OPENS

Posted on: October 5, 2018

The Independent Investigation into Child Sex Abuse has commenced hearing evidence in the Nottinghamshire Councils phase of the investigations. This phase of the National Inquiry which has been set up to investigate child abuse opened at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham on Monday 1st October 2018. Opening statements were made by lawyers on behalf of the many victims…

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Norman Sully faces “Trial of Facts” – Elmhurst Children’s Home and Bracken House

Posted on: October 5, 2018

NORMAN SULLY is currently facing a “trial of facts” in respect of allegations of child abuse which span back to the 1970s. The former solider, who has also worked as a Police Officer, is accused of sexually abusing five boys who were in the care of the Local Authority at two children’s homes – Elmhurst Children’s Home, Derby and Bracken…

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Stockport MP says rise in number of children being “farmed out” to care homes

Posted on: May 8, 2018

Stockport MP, Ann Coffey, says rise in number of children being “farmed out” to care homes. 2012 government reforms made a pledge to reduce the number of “out of borough placements” to help combat child sexual exploitation, but Ministers are now being accused of breaking that promise. Labour MP Ann Coffey is expected to use a Commons debate later to…

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Dean Gathercole – Ex Nottingham Social Worker jailed for 19 years for sexual assaults against young girls from a Nottingham Children’s Home (Amberdale)

Posted on: May 8, 2018

An Ex Nottingham Social Worker, Dean Gathercole, has been jailed for 19 years for sexual assaults against young vulnerable girls from a Nottingham Children’s Home. Dean Gathercole, who denied the charges against him, was convicted by a jury on four counts of indecent assault and three counts of rape following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. He was found not…

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Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry Announces Publication Date for Interim Report

Posted on: April 24, 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced the publication date for the Interim Report. The Interim Report will provide an overview of the work undertaken by the Inquiry so far and will set out what the Chair and Panel consider to be the key emerging themes from the Inquiry’s work to date. It will also include recommendations for…

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Armes (NA) -v- Nottinghamshire County Council – A welcome victory for abused foster children Supreme Court rule child abuse victory for Nottingham Claimant against Nottinghamshire County Council Today, the Supreme Court gave a much-awaited judgement in the case of Armes (NA) -v- Nottinghamshire County Council finding that local authorities are vicariously liable for the actions of foster parents. The claimant,…

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Court hands down judgement in B&B – v – Leicestershire County Council and rules that Local Authorities owe a non-delegable duty of care to children who are placed in foster care. The Claimants were represented by Mr. Christopher Ratcliffe, solicitor, of Uppal Taylor Solicitors and Mr. Philip Turton, barrister, of Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham. The Claimants brought proceedings against the Local…

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Stockport MP, Ann Coffey, says rise in number of children being “farmed out” to care homes. 2012 government reforms made a pledge to reduce the number of “out of borough placements” to help combat child sexual exploitation, but Ministers are now being accused of breaking that promise. Labour MP Ann Coffey is expected to use a Commons debate later to…

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