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A former nursery worker has pleaded guilty to raping a child and inciting sexual activity with children. Jamie Chapman pleaded guilty to 22 sexual offences, including raping a teenage boy, at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday. The 28-year-old also pleaded guilty to nine counts of taking, making and distributing indecent…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Victoria Lodge Care Home in Acocks Green, Birmingham, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in January. Inspectors found Victoria Lodge, which provides accommodation with personal care for up to 24 older people, staff were caring and…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele University, which aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly that cost the NHS more than £2 billion a year in total. The Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit identifies patients at risk…
Two children whose destitute illegal immigrant parents were accused of using them as "puppets" in a fight to get state cash should be placed for adoption in Britain, a judge has ruled. Mr Justice Keehan says adoption will be in the "welfare best interest" of the children - who are…
Probation officers are supervising up to 80 offenders at any one time - leaving the public at greater risk, a watchdog has warned. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey highlighted large caseloads in a report on services in Staffordshire and Stoke. The inspection is the latest to examine…
A top mental health GP and a senior clinical commissioning manager who defrauded £153,600 of NHS cash set aside to treat winter patients have avoided being immediately jailed. Dr Ian Walton and Lisa Hill admitted raising a false invoice for GP training from a charity, on whose board they both…
A 101-year-old paedophile thought to be the oldest man convicted by a British court is beginning a 13-year prison sentence after carrying out a string of historical sex offences against children. Retired haulier Ralph Clarke had already been warned to expect a significant custodial sentence for 17 offences of indecent…
Four children aged between seven and 15 have been taken into council care after a family court judge said they had been overtaken by a "current of sexual abuse" which ran through their family. Judge Anthony Cleary said social workers had told of concerns dating back 15 years. The judge…
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