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Former Sea Cadets volunteer jailed after child abuse in Somerset

A former Sea Cadet volunteer has been jailed for 22 years after sexually abusing children in his care. Philip Grove, who volunteered as a chief…

By Emma Barrow
Baby Loss Certificates in England explained - and why their introduction matters

This year, for the first time ever, pregnancy losses which happen before 24 weeks’ gestation will receive formal recognition in England in a welcome step…

By Ellen McGreevy
Support for sodium valproate scandal victims proposed – but does it go far enough?

An estimated 20,000 people could potentially access compensation following a report on the sodium valproate scandal. Options for a redress scheme, aimed at compensating children…

By Sally Simpson
Scam nurse scandal puts patients at risk - why are they still working in NHS?

As solicitors specialising in birth-related child brain injury claims, we are very concerned by the news that hundreds of frontline NHS staff, including midwives, are…

By Claudia Hillemand
Ex head teacher charged with sexually abusing girls

A former head teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls. Mark Bocker, 63, is facing four charges of sexual assault purportedly occurring between…

By Raphael Amyrotos
British Gymnastics has an abuse problem

For decades, a problem has been festering at the heart of gymnastics. For far too long, senior coaches have been able to act with total…

By Joseph Carr
The Government’s new Disability Action Plan: A good start but there’s a long way to…

Last week the Government announced a new Disability Action Plan for the UK and while it is welcome news, disability groups say more needs to…

By Victoria Oliver
First person convicted of cyberflashing in England and Wales

A man who sent a woman and child unsolicited pictures of his private parts on WhatsApp has become the first person in England and Wales…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Scouts leader Michael Costin found guilty of child sexual offences for third time

A former Scout leader and teacher considered a “hero” by youngsters has been convicted of sexually abusing children for a third time. Michael Costin, 59,…

By Gurleen Arora
Women and Equalities Committee report on misogyny in music

A “shift in the behaviour of men” in the music industry is needed to better safeguard women, MPs have heard. Caroline Nokes MP made the…

By Thomas Beale
Prescot cheerleading coach who groomed and abused girls jailed for 15 years

A cheerleading coach has been jailed for 15 years after grooming and sexually abusing three children in a nine-year campaign of exploitation. Tom Walsh, 37,…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Supporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – #ItsNotOkay

Monday 5th February 2024 marks the start of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This week-long campaign aims to encourage people and organisations to…

By Sophie Mash
Dulwich College music teacher sexually assaulted pupils as young as eight

A music teacher at a prestigious private school has been convicted of sexually abusing boys during piano lessons. Martin Ball, 89, routinely touched two students…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Former Brighton teaching assistant jailed for sexually assaulting girls

A former teaching assistant has received a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting four young girls. Stephen Payne, 69, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court…

By Emma Barrow
Are Midwife-Led Birth Centres (MLBCs) safe?

The upsetting BBC Panorama episode that aired on 29 January 2024 described the tragic, avoidable deaths of two babies: Jasper White and Margot Bowtell, who…

By Claudia Hillemand
Former teacher, Nicholas Brooks, jailed for of sexual abuse of pupil at school

A former teacher has been jailed after sexually abusing a pupil on school grounds. Nicholas Brooks, 71, was convicted of four counts of sexual activity…

By Julia Jensen
Former scout leader on trial for child sexual offences admits separate abuse

A former Scout leader and teacher accused of sexual abuse has admitted molesting boys in a separate case. Michael Costin, 58, is on trial at…

By David McClenaghan
Sustainability at BBK

Many people today are actively trying to calculate and reduce their carbon footprint; from changing the trivial things like the cleaning agents they use in…

By Briony Shepherd
A simple overview of the civil claims process

Survivors of abuse are often unaware that they are not limited to only seeking justice through the criminal process. Pursuing financial compensation in respect of…

By Olivia Ward
Spain footballer Jenni Hermoso’s powerful testimony that abuse is abuse, even in sport

As I have been reading about the investigation and Spanish court proceedings into the conduct by former football federation president, Luis Rubiales, I have been…

By Julia Jensen

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