Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment

Scotland Yard child abuse investigation at high-profile charity leaves founder …

The founder of a high-profile charity being investigated by police following complaints of child abuse and sexual offences said she is “taken aback” by the allegations.

Camila Batmanghelidjh said her Kids Company charity would co-operate fully with detectives after Scotland… Continue reading

Knoxville woman faces a dozen child abuse charges – WBIR

A Knoxville woman faces a dozen charges of child abuse, including sex charges. July 31, 2015
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Producers of Hollywood child abuse documentary criticise director for not …

The producers of An Open Secret, a controversial documentary about child sex abuse in Hollywood, have criticised their director, Amy Berg, for failing to… Continue reading

Mother charged with child abuse

A 28-year-old Memphis woman has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated child abuse after officials said her 2-year-old daughter was brain dead from malnutrition when the child was brought to the hospital in 2013.

Crystal Faulkner was charged Thursday with… Continue reading

Months late, state’s annual child abuse report is ‘full of flaws,’ lawyer says

Child advocates say the state’s most recent annual child abuse report is “full of flaws” and has inconsistencies that need to be addressed.

The state Department of Human Services released its 2014 annual child abuse report on Monday… Continue reading

Bucks, Montco seeing big uptick in child abuse reporting

Bucks County experienced a dramatic decline in the number of confirmed child abuse cases last year, ranking it the third-lowest county in the state, according to a recent report.

Roughly 5 percent, or 43, of the 830 abuse reports in… Continue reading

Blackout system not used to suppress MP child abuse claims, says chairman

The new chairman of the committee that oversees Britain’s controversial media blackout system says there is no evidence to support claims that D-notices were issued to suppress child abuse allegations against the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith.

In his first… Continue reading

More than 600 cases of suspected child abuse cases not reported due to IT …

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July 31, 2015 18:57:05

A system failure has meant more than 600 suspected cases of child abuse reported by school principals were not forwarded to police, the Queensland Government says.

Education Minister Kate Jones has launched internal and external… Continue reading

Child abuse hotline warns callers of false reports

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The Arizona Department of Child Safety is under a harsh spotlight because of several situations where abuse cases were not properly investigated. Now, the department is making a change to its abuse hotline.… Continue reading

State official: When in doubt, report child abuse

More people are legally obligated to report suspected child abuse and more people are obligated to obtain background checks under recent changes to Pennsylvania law.

The changes aim to protect more children from child abuse in the wake of the… Continue reading

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