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					                                                INFORMATION BULLETIN
                                                    October 2010



Domestic violence/ Violence Against Women
DV Murders
Jonathan Vass
Ex-paramedic admits stabbing nurse to death in hospital carpark
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/07/nurse-murder-blackpool-victoria-
hospital
Nurse's ex-partner jailed for hospital car park murder
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-11540633
Parents of nurse murdered by ex-boyfriend hear details of 'callous' killing
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/14/nurse-murdered-by-ex-boyfriend

Michael Roberts: Cheating newlywed is jailed for strangling his wife
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/21/cheating-newlywed-jailed-
strangled-wife

Adam Mann: Man jailed for Facebook taunt murder of ex-wife
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11468438

Hugh McFall: 'I hope I rot in hell': father's suicide note after killing wife and
daughter http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/02/father-suicide-note-i-
hope-i-rot-in-hell?dm_i=674,9JS8,KIQBV,PGIO,1


Other DV cases
Bertrand Cantat returns to the stage seven years after murdering his girlfriend
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/03/bertrand-cantat-girlfriend-
murder
Kirklees domestic violence victim, 84, seeks help http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-
england-bradford-west-yorkshire-11527012
Tayside Police officer 'abused ex-wife' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-
tayside-central-11536013
Other Violence Against Women
Changes to homicide law
Battered women who kill to be main beneficiaries as homicide law changes
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/sep/30/murder-law-reform
Murder law changes take effect
http://www.justice.gov.uk/announcement041010b.htm

Complex needs
EMBRACE Newsletter of the Embrace Project: Acting together on alcohol,
children, families and domestic abuse Volume 3 Issue 2 September 2010
http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/assets/files/Embrace/Embrace%20newsletter
%208%20Sep%2010.pdf
Parents' drinking is damaging millions of children, say charities
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/18/parental-drinking-endangers-
children?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Support for drug misusing parents to help the families stay together
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2010/10/08/115536/support-for-drug-
misusing-parents-to-help-families-stay-together.htm
New centre to help women turn away from crime
http://www.justice.gov.uk/announcement210910a.htm

VAWC Communication Campaign 25 November - 10 December 2010
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/ViolenceagainstWomenandChildren/DH
_119216




Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage & „Honour‟ Crimes
New face, and a new smile, for girl who felt the Taliban's wrath
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/new-face-and-a-new-smile-for-
girl-who-felt-the-talibans-wrath-2106118.html
Cousins deny 'honour' strangling of Banaz Mahmod
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11518789



Rape & Sexual Abuse/ Sexual Exploitation
CPS
CPS apologises to woman over assault case collapse
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11498221
CPS apologises to woman over collapse of assault trial
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/oct/08/cps-apologises-collapse-assault-
trial
No wonder rapists walk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/23/no-wonder-rapists-
walk?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments
Mumsnet asks – if you were raped would you report it?
http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/wvon/2010/11/mumsnet-asks-if-you-were-
raped-would-you-report-it/


Sexual abuse cases
Uncle jailed for life for murdering niece in Manchester
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11465359
Police officer in court accused of rape and sexual assault
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/12/police-officer-accused-rape-court
IPCC launches Met Police rape enquiry http://www.channel4.com/news/ipcc-
launch-met-police-rape-inquiry
Three boys convicted of gang-raping girl, 13
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23889110-three-boys-convicted-
of-gang-raping-girl-13.do


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
Children's online protection centre staff quit in clash with ministers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/05/children-online-agency-future-
doubt
Government blamed for resignation of online child protection chief
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/05/government-resignation-online-
child-protection?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657


Other Rape/ SV
UK sharia chief – there is no such thing as rape within marriage
http://www.thesamosa.co.uk/index.php/news-and-features/society/431-uk-
sharia-chief-there-is-no-such-thing-as-rape-within-marriage.html
We need to ensure girls are protected from harm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/13/funds-protect-girls-from-
violence
Female victims of sex crime struggle to cope following the revelation that their
child has been abused by their partner
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2010/10/07/115455/how-social-
workers-can-best-help-the-non-abusing-partners-of-child-abusers.htm
Almost a third of girls experience unwanted sexual touching in UK schools – new
YouGov poll
http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/data/files/sh_in_school_media_re
lease_1010_final.doc
Congo women relive terror of mass rape: 'This is our cry for help'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/12/congo-unitednations


Prostitution
Sex work and the prohibitionists http://www.newstatesman.com/2010/10/sex-
work-criminal-law-ban


Trafficking & Exploitation
Trafficking
Letter: Remember the child victims of sex tourism
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/sep/27/remember-child-victims-sex-
tourism
46 Children removed in Ilford people-trafficking raids
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11524732

“Lads‟” magazines
Lads' mags: the great cover-up
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/15/lads-magazines-feminist-
protests




Children & Young People - Safeguarding (see also Statutory Sector)
Family Courts
Children 'used as ammunition' in separations
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/21/children-used-as-
ammunition-separation
How to separate without hurting the children
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/21/separate-divorce-hurting-
children
Childhood casualties of the family courts
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/26/family-courts-fathers-
custody?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Reporting of family court hearings still under review
http://www.justice.gov.uk/announcement111010a.htm
Child Protection/ Social Services
Children at risk because of pressure on social workers, research finds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/06/overworked-social-workers-
children-risk
Child protection services becoming 'overwhelmed'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/sep/30/child-protection-services-
overwhelmed?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Children at risk because of pressure on social workers, research finds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/06/overworked-social-workers-
children-risk?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Suffolk could outsource child protection despite legal risks
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2010/10/04/115484/suffolk-could-
outsource-child-protection-despite-legal-risks.htm


Child homicide
Hull baby murderer Oliver Longcake jailed for life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-11390554
Manchester child deaths 'unpreventable', report finds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11499240


Young People’s services
Black and female young offenders 'failed by legal
advice'http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/05/legal-advice-fails-black-
and-female-young-offenders
YWCA England & Wales Annual Review 2009-2010
http://www.ywca.org.uk/downloads/resources/annualreview/YWCA%20AR%200
9-10%20(2).pdf



Statutory Sector
Child Benefit
David Cameron faces Tory criticism over child benefit cuts
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/oct/05/child-benefit-cuts-cameron-
osborne
Letters: Women and children take the hit again
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/06/women-children-take-the-hit
Government's benefits cap will penalise couples, family campaigners claim
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/oct/08/welfare-reforms-benefits-
couples-parents
The simmering but stymied rage of stay-at-home mums
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/09/simmering-but-stymied-
rage-of-mums
Q&A: Child benefit reform
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/oct/04/child-benefit-cuts-question-
answer?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Benefit cuts: 'I cried when I heard about the changes. What will I do?'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/05/housing-benefit-single-mother
From a cut job, to a cut benefit, to where?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/07/benefit-cut?&


Legal Aid reforms
Legal Aid scheme ruled unlawful http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11446957
Legal aid: Who qualifies and how much help can you get?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/sep/25/legal-aid-reforms-public-sector-
job-cuts
Legal aid delivers justice; kind lawyers won't
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/13/legal-aid-justice-
lawyers-vulnerable


Equality Act
The new Equality Act - do you know your rights?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/afua-hirsch-law-blog/2010/sep/30/new-
equality-act-under-the-spotlight?&CMP=EMCSOCEML657
Commission statement on the implementation of the Equality Act 2010
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/news/2010/october/commission-releases-
starter-kit-to-the-new-equality-act/



Miscellaneous
Sentencing Council to review assault terms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-
11531307
Consultation on the first ever UK code of practice on data sharing launched
http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/pressreleases/2010/data_sharing_co
nsultation_press_release_07102010.pdf
Consultation document:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/library/corporate/research_and_rep
orts/data_sharing_code_of_practice_consultation_paper.pdf
Councils should recognise the valuable role of the voluntary sector - Greg Clark
http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1740877
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