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August 2022

Harper Denton: Inquest finds state failed murdered baby

19th August 2022

Failings by the state contributed to the death of an eight-week-old baby, who was murdered by her “dangerous” father, a coroner has found. Harper Denton was smothered by Kevin Eves, 39, previously of Wixams, near Bedford, after inflicting multiple injuries on her, including a fractured skull, in June 2018. He was jailed for life in 2019,…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 19 August 2022

19th August 2022

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of safeguarding. Below are a selection of jobs which will soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies,…

Burton child abuser jailed over historic assaults

15th August 2022

Police have praised his victims for their bravery in coming forward A child abuser is behind bars after admitting historic assaults. Patrick Elkin admitted two counts of sexual assault of a girl between 2017 and 2019 and one count of sexual activity with a boy between 2018 and 2020. The 64-year-old was handed a six-year…

Evidence reviewed in police investigation into Hull grooming gang allegations

15th August 2022

No charges have so far been brought despite 34 arrests A full external review has been carried out into evidence gathered during a controversial police investigation into alleged child sexual exploitation in Hull. Last year Humberside Police said it had been unable to identify sufficient evidence to corroborate or support allegations made by a number of young…

Star Hobson: Review into toddler’s death frustrating, family says

15th August 2022

The family of murdered Star Hobson say the findings of a review into her death have left them “angry and frustrated”. Star’s mother Frankie Smith and her partner Savannah Brockhill were jailed for their roles in the toddler’s death. The report found professionals accepted the couple’s explanations for Star’s injuries too readily and failed to…

Harper Denton death: Father Kevin Eves risk of reoffending not shared

15th August 2022

A convicted child killer’s risk to reoffend was not shared with relevant agencies, an inquest has heard. Kevin Eves, of Wixams, near Bedford, smothered his baby, Harper Denton and left her with numerous fractures, including one to her skull, in 2018. The 37-year-old was also jailed in 2006 for assaulting a toddler in his care, when he…

Child abuser could become first prisoner kept behind bars for longer under new powers

12th August 2022

Dominic Raab asks Parole Board to reconsider plans to release Jody Simpson at the halfway point of her 10-year sentence. A mother who abused her child so badly that he had to have his legs amputated could become the first prisoner to be kept behind bars for longer under new ministerial powers. Dominic Raab, the Justice…

Snapchat introduces Family Centre tool to boost child safety

12th August 2022

Snapchat is introducing a new in-app tool to enable parents to get more insights on how their teenagers use Snapchat without compromising their children’s privacy. Family Centre will show parents their children’s friend list and who is communicating with them – but it will not show the content of conversations. The opt-in tool will require a…

Safeguarding jobs round up – 12 August 2022

12th August 2022

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of safeguarding. Below are a selection of jobs which will soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies,…

Sex offenders using drones to target schools as criminal quadcopter use rises rapidly, police warn

10th August 2022

Paedophiles feared to be among drone users responsible for more than 300 suspicious flights over schools reported to a specialist police unit. Police are investigating evidence that paedophiles are using drones to watch and record children at school, after receiving reports of more than 300 suspicious flights in the last two years, i can reveal. A total of 333…