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  June 4, 2018
Child Action Prevention Trust are raising awareness of injuries being suffered by children and offer guidance on working together as a community to prevent injury to children, who are of course very vulnerable in society. Children are often unable to recognise dangerous situations in the same way adults are. For example, whilst children are playing it is often the case unfortunately that they step into the road in front of a passing vehicle, or can suffer injuries whilst playing on various apparatus within a play area. In addition, it is becoming easier for children to be targeted by potential abusers. The normality of social media means that children are interacting with strangers on a daily basis who could be posing as children to gain their trust with the intention of abusing the child.
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  April 16, 2018
In the recent case of Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10 Mr Justice Keehan heavily criticised Herefordshire Council for what he described as “two of the most egregious abuses of section 20 accommodation by a Local Authority.”
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  March 13, 2018
​A child-grooming scandal in Telford - in which up to 1,000 children are estimated to have been abused - has prompted calls for an inquiry. The abuse is reported to have been carried out over a 40-year period.
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  February 26, 2018
As a result of a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court, victims and survivors of serious crime may be able to sue the police for failures in their investigations. The case concerned two of John Worboy’s rape victims who had previously received compensation as a result of the handling of their cases by the Met Police. The Met had appealed against this decision, however, yesterday the Supreme Court upheld the previous judgments.
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  February 20, 2018
Former youth football coach, Barry Bennell, has been sentenced to 31 years in prison after being convicted of 50 counts of sexual assaults on boys aged 8-15. During the hearing, the Court had been told of Bennell’s abuse of 12 boys between 1979 – 1990. He was described by Prosecutors as a “predatory paedophile” who abused boys on an “industrial scale.” Sentencing Bennell, Judge Clement Goldstone QC said "to those boys you appeared as a god... in reality you were the devil incarnate."
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  February 9, 2018
This week is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which is all about raising awareness and promoting support for survivors of sexual abuse #itsnotok.​Our earlier blogs this week considered the steps that survivors can take to achieve some form of justice following the abuse suffered at the hands of perpetrators.
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  February 7, 2018
​This week is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Raising awareness and promoting support for survivors of sexual abuse. #itsnotok.
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  February 6, 2018
Ramsdens has appointed well established Abuse and Personal Injury lawyer, Natalie Marrison to lead the new Abuse Team within the firm.
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