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Tim Loughton expressed his disappointment that Baroness Butler-Sloss was standing down as head of the inquiry into historic child abuse allegations. "I think it's very sad and I don't think it was inevitable; Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was e... Continue to article
Tim Loughton insisted Baroness Butler-Sloss was the right person to lead an inquiry into allegations of child abuse, despite her brother being Attorney General in the 1980s when many of the crimes are said to have taken place. “We’re get... Continue to article
Tim Loughton said reports of the Home Office losing 114 files detailing allegations of child sex abuse smacks of either incompetence or a cover-up. "Some of us have been calling for [a public inquiry] since 2012, and Savile opened the fl... Continue to article
All DfES investigations into child protection issues in Notts stopped after Tim Loughton was sacked
Tim Loughton said the Government's work on child protection was being undermined by the slew of historic sex abuse allegations. "Who could not have been shocked? The 28 reports we had out on Jimmy Savile and the NHS alone last week, even... Continue to article
Tim Loughton made the case for an overarching inquiry into historic sex abuse crimes, alongside individual investigations to bring perpetrators to justice. “It needs to go where it needs to go. And the problem is every week we are gett... Continue to article
Tim Loughton said mandatory reporting of abuse, introduced in light of the recent Jimmy Savile revelations, was "well intentioned" but could be "counter-productive". "Mandatory reporting is not going to solve anything and can actually be... Continue to article
Tim Loughton said the row between Michael Gove and Theresa May, which led to one of Ms May’s special advisers resigning, was “very unhelpful”. “When spads are briefing against other spads, attacking their own side. And I think what’s com... Continue to article
Witchcraft crimes are not investigated properly because authorities are too "cowed" by political correctness, a minister said yesterday.
Tory PPS Tim Loughton said there was a "wall of silence" around the issue.
He added: "Community leaders have been reluctant to challenge beliefs which risk leading to real abuse in their midst, or because authorities misunderstand the causes or are cowed by political correctness."
Parents are putting their children at risk by helping them set up under-age Facebook accounts, the Children's Minister has said. Tim Loughton accued parents who help their children of "aiding and abetting" youngsters to use the site, despite the official age limit being 13.
The Children's Minister has warned that benefit reforms "appear to undermine" government commitments to support carers by cutting payments by as much as £3,500. Tim Loughton has written to Lord Freud explaining children of disabled single parents could suffer from the proposed reforms, the Guardian reports.
The Government is considering ordering an inquiry into state-run children's homes after nine men were jailed for abusing children from homes in Rochdale. The Independent on Sunday reports that the Government has warned of "eye-watering" evidence of the abuse of care homes in England. Children's Minister Tim Loughton has said the level of abuse in homes has been "widely underestimated" and suggested he will take the matter further.
English councils will only be rated 'outstanding' for adoption services if they place children in families within 12 months, Ofsted has announced. The new rules place the emphasis firmly on speed, and have been welcomed by Children's Minister Tim Loughton, who said "I want to see radical improvements to ensure that all children who would benefit from adoption are placed as quickly as possible to make sure they get the start in life they deserve."
The Government has announced an extra £6m a year to help foster carers and vulnerable families.
The money will be shared by 37 local authorities to support programmes such as increasing parenting skills and preventing anti-social behavior.
Children's Minister Tim Loughton said he was "delighted" by the measures and added that the money would be split between helping foster carers and families with children "on the edge" of care.
He said: "For those children who can not remain with their families, we want to ensure that those responsible for caring for them have the right support to help them meet their often challenging needs."
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