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Sunday 18 July 2010
Friday 16 July 2010
Baby P's GP was suspended by the General Medical Council for 12 months today for a series of failures in his care of the toddler.
Friday 16 July 2010
Parents who refuse to help their obese children lose weight are neglectful, researchers said today. While obesity alone is not a child protection issue, a "consistent failure to change lifestyle and engage with outside support indicates neglect", said the team, which included Russell Viner of the Institute of Child Health in London.
Monday 12 July 2010
Facebook users will be able to report suspicious online behaviour and access internet safety advice with the launch of a new application. Users of the social networking site will be able to access an advice centre from their homepage, where there will be a dedicated facility for reporting inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Thursday 08 July 2010
A private school that faced losing its charitable status has won a reprieve after tripling the number of free places it offers to poor children, it emerged today.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
The former head of Haringey children's services, Sharon Shoesmith, has condemned "naive" politicians for unwittingly creating a "Baby P effect" which has seen hundreds more children being taken into care.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Sacked social services chief Sharon Shoesmith today spoke of her distress and sorrow over the death of Baby Peter as she warned that the "whole story" of what happened to the toddler had not yet been told.
Friday 02 July 2010
The "draconian powers" of social workers to order a child to be taken from a mother who turns out to be innocent is a cost to be paid to protect the vulnerable, appeal judges said today.
Thursday 20 May 2010
The education standards watchdog Ofsted will be accused tonight of keeping parents in the dark over cases where teachers have been convicted of sex offences against pupils at their children's schools.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Wednesday 05 May 2010
I have known David Southall as a doctor since the mid-Eighties and as a friend since the Nine-ties. He is gifted with high ability and has absolute integrity. When I learned of the vicious campaign that he and other child protection professionals were facing, I started to try to help. When a couple of close colleagues suggested forming a lobby group, I became a founder member and chair of Professionals Against Child Abuse (Paca).
Sunday 25 April 2010
In George Orwell's novel 1984, there is a daily ritual known as the "two minutes' hate". Workers gather in front of a screen to watch images of enemies of the state; Orwell describes the scene as "a hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness" in which every participant becomes a "grimacing, screaming lunatic". The novel is a satire, of course, but sometimes it's hard not to regard it as a slightly exaggerated prediction of a world in which the role of Big Brother has been gleefully adopted by the media.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
A consultant paediatrician, who was struck off the medical register after he allegedly accused a grieving mother of murdering her son, has won the latest round in his legal battle to save his career.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
A council was criticised for the way it investigated complaints that a young boy was left alone with a convicted child abuser, it was reported today.
Wednesday 24 March 2010
A second bishop was dramatically removed from the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland over child sex abuse scandals tonight, with another three senior clerics expected to face the same fall from grace.
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