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Leading judges have been urged to overturn the child sex abuse conviction of a former boarding school worker found guilty by a jury following his suicide during a trial. Darren Turk, 54, hanged himself while he was on trial accused of offences against boys aged between 11 and 15 at…
An alleged child sex offence is recorded by police every 10 minutes, an investigation has revealed. Forces around the UK logged a record 55,507 suspected sexual crimes against under-18s in 2015/16, figures obtained by the NSPCC show. This indicates that police are registering reported offences including rape, sexual assault and…
Children in need of help will be able to get counselling on their smartphones through a new app launched by the NSPCC's Childline. The app will allow youngsters to chat directly with a counsellor, as well as get advice on issues such as bullying. It also includes a private "locker"…
The family of murdered five-year-old April Jones have called for sex offenders to remain on the register for life. April's mother, Coral, and sister, Jazmin, were speaking ahead of a Parliamentary debate on Monday over handing tougher sentences to child sex offenders. Five-year-old April was snatched from outside her home…
Four children were rescued by police from a filthy house with walls smeared with excrement and used nappies strewn across bare floors. The youngsters, all under five, lived in "feral and dangerous" conditions in the property in Leyland, Lancashire. Their parents each admitted four counts of child neglect when they…
A mother jailed for life for murdering her toddler son has had her appeal against conviction rejected. Rachel Fee (pictured, left), 32, argued the judge in her 2016 trial misdirected the jury about the lesser charge of culpable homicide before sending them out to consider their verdict. Two-year-old Liam Fee…
Three alleged victims of the late Lord Janner are not pursuing their compensation claims against his estate. On Thursday in London, Senior High Court official Master McLoud was told by lawyers for the estate that each agreed to "abandon for all time and for all purposes all and any claims"…
The Child Protection Improvement Programme was established in February 2016. There are nine interconnected work strands which are helping to deliver our child protection system vision (the Child Protection Systems Review; Neglect; Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Trafficking; Child Internet Safety; Children’s Hearings; Inspections; Leadership; and, Data and Evidence. Executive Summary…
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