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Young carer: ‘I thought every child looked after their mum’

Image caption Lucy thought all children were carers for their parents, but that they were not talking about it as they were coping better than her When she was seven years old Lucy Childs thought…

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Kik chat app ‘involved in 1,100 child abuse cases’

Image copyright Getty Images One teen chat app has featured in more than 1,100 child sexual abuse cases in the last five years, the BBC has found. Of 29 police forces that supplied information to…


Doctor in Cardiff court on child sexual image charge

Image caption Dr Bainbridge did not enter a plea at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court A doctor has appeared in court accused of trying to get a 15-year-old girl to send him an indecent image of herself….


Child rape accused from Barry rejects abuse claims

Image caption Avril and Peter Griffiths face 10 and 14 charges respectively A man accused of child rape said he was disgusted by his behaviour – but denied sexual abuse and indecency claims. Peter Griffiths,…


Woman and child treated as car overturns in Barry

Image copyright Leroy Keeble Image caption The car overturned on the A4055 at Broad Street A woman and child were treated by paramedics after the car they were travelling in overturned. The ambulance service treated…


Child cancer patients moved over water bacteria scare

Image caption NHSGGC said patients in two wards will be moved Child cancer patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow have been moved from two wards due to problems with the water…


Child rape-accused couple ‘were like Fred and Rose West’

Image caption Avril and Peter Griffiths face 10 and 14 charges respectively A married couple accused of raping and sexually abusing children in the 1980s and 1990s “were the Fred and Rose West” of their…


Aberdeen bakery boss jailed over child abuse images

The boss of a well-known Aberdeen bakery firm has been jailed after being caught with thousands of indecent images of children. David Aitken, 60, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting two charges….


Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry to look at 17 more institutions

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is expected to last four years The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has identified a further 17 institutions which it is investigating. This list includes schools…


Sex offender Derek Carrick guilty of child neglect

Image copyright Spindrift Image caption Sex offender Derek Carrick will be sentenced next month A convicted sex offender has been found guilty of wilfully neglecting three school children in his care. A court heard Derek…


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