Child protection

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Australia’s kinship carers desperate for support as numbers of children in out-of-home care grow
Jane spent two decades as a foster carer. Her grandchildren are the 64th and 65th children she has opened her home to

Adeshola Ore

27, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Couple jailed for ‘savage’ Christmas Day murder of baby son
Finley Boden’s father imprisoned for minimum of 29 years and his mother for minimum of 27

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

26, May, 2023 @3:02 PM

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‘Inaccurate’ grooming gang claims putting children at risk, Sunak and Braverman told
Exclusive: Joint letter from organisations and experts says singling out British-Pakistani men draws attention away from other sources of sexual abuse

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

25, May, 2023 @1:30 PM

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‘No one listened’: mother of Cheshire boy kidnapped by father says she warned authorities
Ibrahim Faraj, seven, was abducted and taken to Saudi Arabia in November

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

24, May, 2023 @5:51 PM

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What links the Prince’s Trust to historical UK child migration schemes?
The Fairbridge Society, which merged with the trust in 2012, was among operators promising poor children a ‘better life’ abroad – but many suffered terrifying abuse

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

24, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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King Charles urged to intervene over ‘insulting’ child sexual abuse payments
Exclusive: Surviving victims of ‘farm school’ abuse will only receive £2,000 each from Prince’s Trust, which took over liabilities of Fairbridge Society

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

24, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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No 10 rejects claim Sunak ‘dithering’ over whether to order inquiry into claims Braverman broke ministerial code – as it happened
Prime minister’s spokesperson says he is gathering ‘all the facts’ before making a decision

Andrew Sparrow

23, May, 2023 @5:01 PM

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Child sexual abuse compensation scheme to be set up in England
Move comes after inquiry found children had faced ‘limitless’ cruelty with complicity of institutions

Sally Weale Education correspondent

22, May, 2023 @7:04 PM

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Becky, 12, tried to kill herself. The care she received? Eight weeks in solitary | Louise Tickle
Children with serious mental illnesses are being locked up in a modern bedlam

Louise Tickle

21, May, 2023 @6:32 AM

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Police assessment places violence against women and girls on same footing as terrorism
First official document on VAWG in England and Wales is similar to those used for threats such as serious organised crime, say chiefs

Kevin Rawlinson

18, May, 2023 @5:49 PM

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UK man who punched 11-year-old son to death jailed for life
Michael Harrison struck Mikey several times, lacerating his liver, but told authorities son had fallen from tree

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

18, May, 2023 @2:56 PM

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Anglican church body presiding over Peter Hollingworth misconduct case admits confusing identity of abuse survivors
Professional standards board says it misidentified one of the complainants due to a ‘misunderstanding’

Christopher Knaus

18, May, 2023 @8:27 AM

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