Guardian 01 August 2012
Category Archives: Child Protection
Child murder article
Controversial story about a homicidal mother who killed both her children while on holiday in Spain. Lianne Smith has been jailed and further horrifying is that she was once the head of a council’s Children’s Services – her husband and – possibly the children’s father – was a child sex offender, having abused Smith’s older daughter from a previous relationship, and they had fleed Britain until his arrest and deportation in May 2010.
Serious Case Review update: Hillside First School
From Optimus Education 3.7.12: “Last year Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely for abusing young girls at Hillside First School in Weston-super-Mare. The Serious Case Review that followed is now being sent to every Local Safeguarding Children Board in England to be read by school leaders across the country. One of the main points to comeContinue reading “Serious Case Review update: Hillside First School”
FINALLY. Someone is sitting up and taking notice of the widespread, institutional risks of sexual exploitation to children and young people in the care system.
I worked in the social care system as a residential social worker, and later as a recruitment consultant in the early 2000s. During this period I found a majority of inept and corrupt social care settings ** – and I screamed loudly about this – and attempted to get the media’s attention – alas thisContinue reading “FINALLY. Someone is sitting up and taking notice of the widespread, institutional risks of sexual exploitation to children and young people in the care system.”