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A man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge can be named after losing a long legal battle to keep his identity secret. The High Court and Court of Appeal both rejected Tariq Khuja's bid to use privacy laws to stop the press and media…
Children who have been sexually exploited are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they "consented" to their abuse, according to campaigners. They say victims as young as 12 have been denied payouts even if the perpetrators have been jailed. A coalition of charities including Barnardo's…
Parents are being urged to think carefully about whether their child can be left home alone, as figures suggest that more people are raising concerns about youngsters being left during the school holidays. The NSPCC said it received more than 1,200 calls and emails last summer about children being left…
The Home Office was fined more than £360,000 by the Treasury for breaking the rules when negotiating the salary of the head of the public inquiry into child sexual abuse. Professor Alexis Jay (pictured) was appointed to lead the inquiry in August but the Government department secured retrospective approval for…
A youth worker who watched a livestream of a six-year-old boy being raped and urged on the attacker has been jailed for 11 years. Darren Williams, 44, sent messages to the rapist instructing him to "put the sound on" and "prove it's live" by "smacking" the victim and making him…
Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). This is the seventh research project undertaken by the Local…
Police investigating football's child sex abuse scandal have identified 276 potential suspects and 741 victims. Some 328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game from the Premier League down to amateur level, are involved in the inquiry, codenamed Operation Hydrant. The latest figures from the investigation, being co-ordinated by…
More than 150 people have made allegations of child sexual abuse in football, with 11 arrests made. Police Scotland said officers have been contacted by 162 people since a major inquiry into abuse in football was launched at the end of last year. It was sparked by claims from former…
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