This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]
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A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie.
A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie. When asked who was putting pressure on her, she replied: ‘I was under pressure at that police station … to exaggerate or confirm what I had written.’ Mrs Smith said […]
The Government has announced it is commissioning an independent review of child protection and social work in England.
Education Minister Michael Gove has asked Professor Eileen Munro from the London School of Economics to look at how to remove the barriers and bureaucracy which prevent social workers spending valuable time with vulnerable children. Children’s Minister Tim Loughton also announced that the overview report and the executive summary of all new serious case reviews […]
The Local Government Association have issued a press release criticising Ofsted for feeding peole’s fears about child protection Ofsted should be the calm, measured voice that helps to make child protection services work better rather than feeding people’s fears, council leaders said today. The Local Government Association warns that the inspectorate needs to stop working […]
The government has announced it will review its plans to introduce vetting of adults who take part in activities involving regular contact with children following strong criticism. Under the planned rules, adults in England and Wales who take part in any formal agreement to look after children – even if it is as little as […]
Family Law Newswatch provided by Jordan’s solicitors have provided an update on the Court of Appeal ruling on what is reasonable punishment for children see here CARE: Re MA (Care: Threshold)  EWCA Civ 853 (Court of Appeal; Ward, Wilson and Hallett LJJ; 31 July 2009) The parents both came from Pakistan. They arrived in England, claiming […]