Child Protection Issues

The NSPCC has hailed the introduction of new laws designed to stop sex offenders from grooming children. NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “The Justice Secretary has done the right thing. This is a victory for common sense. Children should be as safe online as they are offline, wherever they are in the UK”.

The new offence gives courts the powers to jail anyone who sends a sexual communication to a child – and stop the process of grooming before it starts. Groomers who target children through mobile phones and social media now face 2 years in prison. Those found guilty also face being automatically placed on the sex offenders register. The new offence, which came into effect in April covers both online and offline communication, including through social media, e-mail, and letters

Elisabeth James said, “In the fast changing world of technology, these new rules cover a gap in the law’s protection of children”.

If you would like assistance in relation to a child protection issue, call Elisabeth on 02392 210170 for further information.

 

July 2017

 

New Year : Online Scams

In recent light of the 'Whatsapp Gold' text scam, we look at the dangers of online scams, fraud and circulating malware.

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Do you know your Consumer Rights?

In the lead up to Christmas, knowing your rights as a consumer is as important as ever.

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Reigning in the rogue bailiffs

Aggressive bailiffs are set to face renewed scrutiny under new plans to end intimidating practices and better protect vulnerable people.

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Right to refuse a business tenancy cannot be misused

An interesting case is currently making its way through the court system and may have far reaching implications for the landlord/tenant relationship in relation to tenancy renewals

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