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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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REPTON SCHOOL: Police Called and an Investigation Launched into Staff Member

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Derbyshire Police have been called and an investigation has been launched into a staff member at Repton School who is now on leave The nature of the investigation has not been revealed by the Police or the School although a spokesperson for Derbyshire Police stated that “safeguarding concerns” had been raised. The Derby Telegraph reported “that it is understood the…

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Public Inquiry Demanded by MP into Telford Abuse

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Tory MP Lucy Allan has demanded an Independent Public Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford. The Sunday Mirror has reported that it has uncovered Britain’s “worst ever” child grooming scandal, with up to one thousand girls subjected to abuse by grooming gangs over the past 40 years, since the 1980s. The grooming of children and child sexual exploitation in…

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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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