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TheIndependent – Rotherham Sex Abuse Officers ‘Still Try To Prove Victims Are Lying’ – 28 August 2014

The Independent

By Paul Peachy

The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has been accused by inspectors of a cultural disregard for victims of crime with officers actively trying to disprove allegations of some of the most vulnerable.

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TheIndependent – Schools Forced Into Desperate Measures To Deal With £1Bn Budget Black Hole – 27 August 2014

The Independent

By Nigel Morris

A school has been forced to turn a roof into a playground as councils take desperate measures to cope with a £1bn-plus black hole in their education budgets, local authority leaders warn today.

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TheIndependent – Rotherham Child Abuse Report: Police Commissioner Who Headed Council’s Child Safeguarding Department Refuses To Resign – 27 August 2014

The Independent

Shaun Wright was the cabinet member for children’s services for five years

By Lizzie Dearden

Rotherham’s police commissioner has refused to resign over the failure to confront 16 years of horrific sexual exploitation in the town that affected 1,400 children.

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TheIndependent – Overhaul Childcare Funding To Ensure Best Quality Service, Says Major New Report – 24 August 2014

The Independent

(Lucas : The question is of course which strings are attached…. do we listen to some government  or  some politicians that will say how to behave or your children and expose them maybe further in the still out there not fully exposed and rounded up system of child abuse, child sex and pedophilia rings….institutionalized deep into the political system also. What is the “better quality service and to whom.” Ask the right questions and not take the smokescreens for what they are… distractions from the real issues!)

Following the example of Norway and Germany could raise the standard of education for poorer children

By Jane Merrick

More than £5bn in public funding for childcare should come with “strings attached” to ensure that children and parents get the best quality service, a major report will say this week.

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TheIndependent – Big Society Charity Winds Up After Claims It Misused Up To £2.5m In Funding – 21 August 2014

The Independent

Lottery and public-sector grants were awarded despite lack of track record

By Oliver Wright

A controversial charity that received over £2.5m of lottery and government grants is to be wound up amid allegations that it misused funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors.

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TheIndependent – Number Of Children In Care In England Up 12 Per Cent – 21 August 2014

The Independent

By Paul Bignel

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.

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TheIndependent – UK Police Social Media Breaches Revealed: Employees Made Threatening Remarks, Posed With Weapons, Sent Friend Requests To Victims – 20 August 2014

The Independent

Freedom of Information requests reveal 828 cases since 2009

By James Vincent

Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for improper use of social media from 2009 to February this year.

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TheIndependent – Lord Rennard Reinstated By Lib Dems As Disciplinary Action Over Alleged Sexual Harassment Is Dropped – 20 August 2014

The Independent

There are suspicions that the party hierarchy was reluctant to act on the women’s complaints because they valued his by-election expertise

By Andy MCsmith , Kunal Dutta

Lord Rennard, the former Liberal Democrat chief executive who was at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal, has been readmitted to the party as disciplinary action was dropped.

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TheIndependent – Standard Chartered Nears $300 Million Settlement Over Money Laundering – 19 August 2014

The Independent

The bank is not only set to make a sizeable payment but will also agree to an extension on how long it must continue to be monitored

By Nick Goodway

Standard Chartered is close to settling claims over further money laundering failings at a cost of up to another $300 million (£179 million).

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TheIndependent – Paedophile Advised Home Office On Reforms To Children’s Care Homes – 18 August 2014

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Peter Righton, a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, gave “considerable assistance” to the report created in 1970

By Natasha Culzac

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He had previously left a teaching job elsewhere following child abuse complaints, the BBC reports, and was also later convicted, in 1992, for possession of child abuse images, being fined £900.

According to an insider, Righton gave “considerable assistance” to the governmental report, which credited him as an academic who helped to carve out plans for the training of care home workers.

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