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'Sick and depraved' primary school teacher jailed over indecent images he filmed and shared

'The level of betrayal, falseness and dishonesty he has displayed over a number of years is rarely seen'

Policeman admits to poisoning

A police detective has pleaded guilty to poisoning a colleague, a court official said.

Editorial: We can and must stop another Savile

It was bad enough to learn that Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sexual assaults, including 32 rapes, over the course of a lifetime in the public eye. Now it emerges that the police received no fewer than eight complaints against the celebrity DJ and yet still failed to limit his five-decade reign of abuse. Indeed, Scotland Yard’s first intelligence about Savile’s paedophile activities harks back as far as 1964.

It is alleged Jimmy Savile abused young people on BBC premises, in hospitals, care homes and at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Hundreds of staff testify to abusive culture at BBC

More than 850 BBC employees have come forward to raise their concerns about bullying and sexual harassment at the corporation, fueling fears about the broadcaster’s culture.

Savile victims react with mixture of relief and anger to report

After years of their stories remaining unheard, Jimmy Savile’s victims today responded to the official report into the activities of the serial paedophile with a mixture of relief – and anger that he had been able to escape justice throughout his lifetime, with so little done to stop him even when allegations were made.

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile: A report that reveals 54 years of abuse by the man who groomed the nation

The scale and longevity of Savile’s crimes yesterday became a matter of public record. Jonathan Brown tells his shocking life story

Welfare group says children will suffer as parents struggle with cuts

Record numbers of children are likely to be taken away from their families this year as parents struggle to cope with the effects of public sector cuts and benefits changes, a senior child protection figure has warned.

All children who visit hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments or have out-of-hours GP consultations will be logged in a national database

A&E visits will be logged to try to spot child abuse

The system is designed to help doctors and nurses spot children who are suffering from abuse or neglec

Failure in Line of Duty: BBC guilty of 'serious lapse' in care of 13-year-old actor

Actor Gregory Piper, who plays Ryan Pilkington in police drama Line of Duty, was not sufficiently protected from emotional distress during filming of a 'highly violent and adult nature'

Two more stars could be named in Jimmy Savile scandal

The legacy of Savile's abuse must lead to change

We need to pool the findings from Operation Yewtree and the various other inquiries

Childhood violated

The Central African Republic is home to a number of rebel groups which use child soldiers – with devastating consequences. By Paul Vallely and Oliver Poole in Bangui

Catholic brotherhood faces sex abuse action over teachers it supplied to a school

A Catholic brotherhood which supplied teachers to a residential school can be held legally responsible for sexual abuse of boys, leading judges ruled today.

Michael Gove: The Education Secretary wants to see more vulnerable children removed from their parents

Michael Gove calls for hundreds more vulnerable children a year to be taken into care, and for an end to 'preoccupation with rights of biological parents'

Hundreds more vulnerable children a year could be removed from their parents and placed in care or adopted to prevent them suffering “a life of soiled nappies, scummy baths, chaos and hunger”, Michael Gove has signalled.

Iain Overton quits investigative bureau over Newsnight row

Iain Overton confirmed today that he has resigned as editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the wake of its involvement in the Newsnight programme which broadcast allegations linking a senior Tory to child abuse.

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