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Options for child abuse survivors after police decide ‘no further action’ to be taken before…

When an abuse survivor hears the words ‘no further action’ from the police, it can be devastating after finding the courage to come forward. But…

By Hayyin Fan
Teacher banned after paying children for sexually explicit videos

A teacher has been banned from the classroom after he paid children for videos of a sexual nature. Billy Hart, 28, formerly a teacher at…

By Elise Carnot
Investigation launched into historic sex offences at former West Sussex school

A police investigation has been launched into historical sexual abuse at a former school in West Sussex. The reported incidents took place at Tavistock and…

By Martyna Lewczuk
Anaesthetist Edward Finn jailed after sexually assaulting young girl admitted for operation

An anaesthetist who sexually assaulted a young girl under 13 and made indecent and voyeuristic photographs of children and adults has been jailed for eight…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Holmewood House teacher charged with sexual abuse offences

A former teacher has been charged following allegations of non-recent sexual abuse at Holmewood House Prep School in Kent. Neil Scott, now aged 75, was…

By Hayley Chapman
BBK Manifesto: Introduce mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

Countless children have missed out on better protection against abusers as the Government drags its feet over a new mandatory reporting policy, BBK says, as…

By Rebecca Sheriff
BBK Manifesto: Expand ‘position of trust’ roles to protect more children

I specialise in representing survivors of sexual abuse and unfortunately have seen the often severe repercussions of adults breaching their positions of authority, power and trust. It…

By David McClenaghan
Family and children behind more child sexual abuse than grooming gangs, figures suggest

Child abuse is more frequently perpetrated by family members and other children than by grooming gangs, recent analysis by a police taskforce indicates. The taskforce,…

By Elise Carnot
Missed opportunity to protect children with new laws on duty to report sexual abuse

Proposed laws to protect children from sexual abuse do not go far enough, we believe. The Government has published its response to hundreds of organisations…

By Emma Barrow
Witness appeal – abuse by Scout Leader Paul Rogers

I represent a client who has instructed me that they were subjected to sexual abuse by their Scout Leader Paul Rogers in around 1970.  At…

By Joseph Carr
Headteacher Neil Foden guilty of sexual abuse

An “arrogant, controlling” headteacher has been found guilty of sexually abusing four female pupils. Neil Foden, 66, had denied all 20 charges against him, with…

By Marek Marczynski
Headteacher Neil Foden accused of sexual abuse

Neil Foden, who was the headteacher at Ysgol Friars in Bangor and strategic head of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle in Penygroes, Gwynedd, stands criminal trial for…

By Marek Marczynski
South London support worker Michael Commettant sentenced for abusing pupil

A school support worker has been jailed after sexually abusing a female pupil. Michael Commettant, 27, a learning behaviour mentor at a south London school,…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Catholic Priest James Murphy jailed again for child sexual offences

A former Catholic priest has been jailed for sexual abuse against several boys as young as five. James Murphy, 77, was sentenced to 31 months…

By Hayyin Fan
Embracing apologies: A call for law reform

The law on apologies in civil cases could soon be reformed offering a vital step forward for survivors of negligence, abuse or personal injury. The…

By Abbie Hickson
Number of alleged sexual abuse incidents at Youth Offenders’ Institutions revealed

At least 40 incidents of alleged sexual abuse inside Young Offenders’ Institutions (“YOIs”) have been referred to police, it has been revealed, between November 2019…

By Hayyin Fan
Witness appeal – Abuse at 16th St Denys Cub Scout Group

I represent a client who has instructed me that he was subjected to abuse by one of his scout leaders, Robert Desmond Barclay Harris in…

By Hayyin Fan
Prep school teacher charged with online child sex offences

A former prep school teacher has been charged with 11 online child sex offences. Sam Phillips, 27, was arrested in March on suspicion of child…

By Emma Barrow
First jail sentence for cyberflashing in England: the start of new consequences for online abuse

A man has become the first person to be sent to jail for cyberflashing, under legislation that marks a turning point in how online abuse…

By Hayley Chapman
Former teacher Robert Kalton jailed for historic sex offences against pupil

A teacher described as a sexual predator has been jailed for historic sex offences. Robert Kalton, 88, from Burton upon Trent, launched a campaign of…

By Olivia Ward

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