IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

 Natalie Marrison
  August 13, 2020
​Following this summer’s release of the ‘Athlete A’ documentary on Netflix, which dealt with the concealement of sexual abuse within USA gymnastics, British Gymnastics is also now facing damning accusations of a culture of abuse, as children as young as seven are said to have been abused by their coaches.
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 Natalie Marrison
  August 7, 2020
In the last two years, the number of children who have had restrictions placed on their freedom has tripled in England and Wales. This includes Deprivation of Liberty orders, which are being increasingly used to detain children in situations where appropriate accommodation cannot be found.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 28, 2020
Many survivors of child sex abuse are continuing to have their compensation entitlements through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) reduced as a result of their unspent convictions, a system coined ‘grossly unfair’ by campaigners.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 22, 2020
​The review on Legal Aid has restarted following a pause induced by the impact of COVID-19. Justice Minister, Alex Chalk, informed the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid that the review has re-commenced with a plan to publish findings in Spring 2021.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 10, 2020
Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital have described the rise in child abuse cases during lockdown as a ‘silent pandemic’, as the number of new cases at its head trauma unit has risen by 1,493% compared with the previous three years.
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 Natalie Marrison
  July 6, 2020
​A police inquiry has been launched at Shrewsbury & Telford Trust following what has been coined the UK’s ‘worst baby ward scandal’. Detectives are investigating 1,250 cases dating back to the 1970s, as dozens of newborns unnecessarily died or suffered brain damage.
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 Natalie Marrison
  June 24, 2020
Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, has failed to address serious concerns raised by Become, the national charity for children in respect of the emergency measures implemented at the start of lockdown.
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 Natalie Marrison
  May 7, 2020
Natalie Marrison, Head of Ramsdens Abuse team hosted a webinar to 60 Care Practioners across the country. She was joined with Barrister Richard Copnall from Parklane Plowden where they discussed breach of duty “red flags” within Care Proceedings.
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