Local Authorities Using People’s Data to Try and Predict Child Abuse

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Five Local authorities are accused of using 377,000 people’s data to allow social workers to intervene with families that need help from social services. The local authorities have gathered various records including school attendance records, housing association repairs and arrears records and police records on antisocial behaviour to devise the new system. The Information Commissioners…

Government Set To Review A “No-Fault Divorce” Based System

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The hostility that the current divorce system creates has been hitting the headlines as of late – mainly due to the sad case of Tini Owens, who was told she would have to remain in her “loveless marriage”. The public attention on this case, along with damming words from the judges involved at the hearings,…

Centre for Women’s Justice

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Yesterday Jordans Solicitors attended a training afternoon with the Centre for Women’s Justice. This is a charity which was formed in 2016 to represent victims of male violence. Their aim is to bring together different organisations; lawyers, experts, survivors and support groups to support legal challenges and ensure access to justice to victims of male…

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard that two leading Catholic Schools, “covered up” allegations of sexual abuse after learning that they were not legally obliged to report it. As a result the IICSA’s findings, the Government are being urged to make the reporting of child abuse mandatory. Jordans have long supported the…

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Abuse Trial: St Gilbert’s Approved School

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Former headmaster and an ex master of the school face charges of abuse relating to pupils in their care during the period of 1966 to 1972. Both men deny the charges against them. David Burns former headmaster of St Gilbert’s Approved School and Vincent Rochford an ex master of the school, both 87 are on…

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Retired French Teacher Mr Malim Jailed for Sexual Abuse in Sussex

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Jeremey Malim taught French at Brambletye Preparatory School from 1975 – 2002. He left the school after he was suspended following accusations of indecent assault in 2002. Malim, who is now 73 years old, used his position to groom the boys who were aged between nine and thirteen at the time. The first victim was…

Homeowners Rue Leasehold Purchases

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There is an interesting article on the BBC News Website today regarding the purchase of leasehold homes. It confirms as we have known for some time that many people are in a perilous financial position as a consequence of not understanding, through no fault of their own, the effects of buying their properties on long…

Online Child Sexual Abuse

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Sajid Javid, Home Secretary has warned companies to take child sexual abuse online seriously or face the introduction of new legislation. He has said that, “he will not be afraid to take action.” Live streaming of child sexual abuse online is a growing problem due to the increase of smartphone technology, faster internet speeds and…

Child Migrants Sent to Australia are Suing the Government

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Between 1945 and 1970 thousands of children were forcibly sent abroad as part of a resettlement scheme. The individuals are suing the Government over the abuse they suffered when they were relocated. The scheme was managed by the Catholic Church and a number of charities on behalf of the Government. According to the Independent Inquiry…