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The independent inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales is looking at "tens of thousands of pages" of information about any potential failures to protect children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils alone, its counsel said. The scale of the task of officials currently trawling through information,…
A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will bring together six regional social work employers and Nottingham’s two universities. Nottinghamshire…
Four Nottingham City Council posters urging people not to give money to beggars have been banned for being likely to cause widespread offence and reinforcing negative stereotypes. One of the posters, seen in May and June, showed a person smoking a roll-up cigarette and said: "Begging: Watch your money go…
A healthcare assistant has appeared in court charged with a string of sex offences at a mental health unit. Robert Roberts, 59, is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault and two of rape alleged to have been committed in 2014, Nottinghamshire Police said. The force said the charges relate…
A man who claims he was forced to work as a child slave after being taken into foster care has received an apology. Terry Lodge said he was made to work on a farm when he was eight before being moved to work in a foundry at 11. Mr Lodge,…
The wife of a man who was jailed for 20 years for sexually abusing children in a care home has avoided prison for looking up social care records of his victims. Helen Logins "could not resist the temptation" of looking up files of those abused by husband Andris Logins, who…
A former social worker who used his position at a "brutal" children's care home to carry out a string of sex attacks in the early 1980s has been jailed for 20 years, police said. Andris Logins was found guilty on Monday of four rapes and 10 indecent assaults on two…
Experts at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are launching a dedicated centre to address the inequalities in health and life chances affecting families, children and young people. The centre has been established in response to ongoing concerns about the wellbeing of children, young people and families in Nottinghamshire – and nationally.…
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