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Jail terms proposed for those who 'neglect' sex abuse victims

Senior public officials who fail to protect children would face up to five years in jail under new measures being considered by the government.

Under the proposals, being unveiled by PM David Cameron, the crime of "wilful neglect" would be extended to cover children's social care and education.

There would also be unlimited fines for individuals and organisations shown to have let children down.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 03 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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