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The Prince of Wales described a children's hospice in South Wales as "remarkable" during a visit to meet children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Charles was in good spirits as he toured Ty Hafan in Sully, near Cardiff, chatting, asking questions and sharing a joke with some of the…
A High Court judge has asked Education Secretary Damian Hinds to explain why a troubled 16-year-old girl has not been found a place in a secure accommodation unit. Mr Justice Francis says Mr Hinds (pictured), or a representative, might have to appear at a family court hearing in Cardiff next…
The mother of Ellie Butler - the six-year-old murdered by her father - has lost a bid to challenge her conviction. Ben Butler was convicted of murder in June 2016 following a trial at the Old Bailey and jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years. Ellie's mother,…
Grooming gangs that preyed on 700 girls and vulnerable young women in the North East carried out their abuse with "arrogant persistence" before a major operation was launched to stop them, a Serious Case Review has found. A 150-page report has been published into the authorities' response to child sexual…
The Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) and the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) have published a Joint Serious Case review to consider and learn from sexual exploitation involving children and young adults in Newcastle. The Joint Serious Case Review fulfills the NSAB's duty under Section 44 of the Care Act…
The Scottish government has given an organisation more than £860,000 to increase outdoor learning for nursery children. Announcing the £862,550 for Inspiring Scotland, Childcare and Early Years Minister Maree Todd (pictured) said she hoped learning outdoors becomes “a defining feature of childhood in Scotland”. Inspiring Scotland outlined plans to use…
A homeless man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl from a park has been released into the community. Judge Andrew Shaw said 59-year-old Matthew Reid was a "very troubling individual", and he criticised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for its handling of the case as he sentenced Reid to…
A children's hospital charity has confirmed it will keep past donations totalling more than £360,000 from the controversial Presidents Club. Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, the charity for Evelina London Children's Hospital, said it would be keeping £365,000 in donations "as we cannot return these in line with our charitable…
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