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Child abuse

Smacking children: should it be made illegal?

Talking Point
Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:52

Controversial debate reignited over whether smacking constitutes reasonable punishment or child abuse

Teachers to face jail if they fail to protect children from abuse

One-Minute Read
Tue 3 Mar, AT 08:41

Cameron reveals new proposals, as 'damning' report on child sexual abuse in Oxfordshire is published

The Mole

Rotherham scandal: Labour's failings leave door open to Ukip

Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:42
The Mole

Former MP Denis MacShane says being 'Guardian reader and liberal leftie' may have held him back

Shaun Wright

Rotherham sex abuse: Shaun Wright finally steps down

One-Minute Read
Tue 16 Sep, AT 11:32

Former head of children's services in Rotherham resigns from current role as police commissioner

The Mole

Missing paedophile dossier: MPs expected to call Brittan to explain

Thu 3 Jul, AT 11:28
The Mole

Outrage at file’s disappearance: it would have ‘rocked the Commons’ if action had been taken, says the Mail

The Mole

Paedophile dossier: Leon Brittan statement 'disappointing' - MP

Wed 2 Jul, AT 12:51
The Mole

Former Home Secretary remembers 'a bundle of papers' - but does not recall officials taking it further

Children in County Galway, Ireland, in the 1960s

800 children 'buried in mass graves' at Church-run home

One-Minute Read
Wed 4 Jun, AT 16:20

New evidence suggests 796 children were interred in septic tanks in Irish refuge run by nuns

Jimmy Saville at The Bupa Great North Run

Jimmy Savile abuse claims reach 500, including child aged two

One-Minute Read
Mon 2 Jun, AT 09:10

Children's charity NSPCC says Jimmy Savile may be the 'most prolific sex offender' it has ever encountered

Cyril Smith, the Liberal MP for Rochdale

Cyril Smith abuse claims: police investigate Rochdale cover-up

Briefing
Mon 28 Apr, AT 11:23

Police are already investigating allegations of decades of abuse, made after death of the larger-than-life MP

Old Bailey

Paedophiles who download child abuse guides to face jail

One-Minute Read
Sun 27 Apr, AT 09:50

‘Paedophile manuals’ are to be criminalised in the same way it is illegal to possess terrorism guides

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