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Sunday 29 May 2011
I know we're all supposed to hate boring old judges who want to stop us posting our witty, scabrous or downright furious observations on Twitter. It's freedom of expression, innit? But it's also just conceivable that the judiciary, on occasion, takes a longer and more measured view of controversial cases than the self-appointed tribunes of the people.
Saturday 14 May 2011
A schoolgirl who was tortured, raped and murdered by her uncle was repeatedly failed by child protection services, a damning report said yesterday.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Local child protection services should be freed from central government red tape to allow them to focus on the needs of children, an independent review recommends today.
Monday 09 May 2011
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) agency will become part of the new National Crime Agency, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.
Friday 06 May 2011
Det Chief Supt Roger Bannister says the internet is not a safe place for paedophiles.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Child deaths from abuse have fallen dramatically over the past 30 years, new figures show. With social workers frequently vilified after the death of a child at the hands of adult guardians, the findings – published in Archives of Disease in Childhood – act as tribute to the success of child protection policies and those who implement them.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Near the beginning of "A Very Dangerous Doctor", next month's Cutting Edge documentary on Channel 4, there are a few seconds of grainy footage that are among the most shocking to be broadcast on TV.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Britain's most controversial expert in child protection will this week face a disciplinary hearing before the General Medical Council that could see him struck off for a second time.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Gemma Atwal's film Marathon Boy (screened in BBC4's Kidult series) interleaved its narrative with shadow puppet animations – a flicker of simple two-dimensional shapes in which there was never any doubt about the differences between hero and villain, victim and monster. The documentary footage that surrounded these sequences, by contrast, was alive with uncertainty. You started watching with an easy assumption that you knew exactly what kind of film this was going to be – a study of obsession perhaps, or an anthropological curiosity. You ended having seen it twist in front of you into an entirely different kind of documentary, gripping and sad and durably ambivalent about its subjects.
Monday 21 February 2011
Estonia began a day of mourning today for 10 disabled children who perished when a fire raged through their orphanage.
Monday 21 February 2011
Ten disabled children died after a fire raced through an orphanage in western Estonia yesterday.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
As many as a million older school children have been attacked, abused or neglected, the first comprehensive questioning of 11 to 17-year-olds has discovered.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Social workers should spend less time filling in forms and more time talking to children, the head of an independent review into child protection in England said today.
Monday 10 January 2011
The former head of the the UK's child protection agency has attacked plans to remove its independence.
Thursday 23 December 2010
Becoming a mother while still at school can be a ticket to a life of poverty. But not if Barnardo's can help it
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly