Naomi Hill murder: The unique pressures of caring for a disabled child
It is a horrific story that has shocked the nation.
Joanne Hill drowned her four-year-old daughter Naomi – who suffered from cerebral palsy – in the bath.
The 32-year-old from Connah’s Quay, North Wales, is now starting a 15-year prison sentence.
But these tragic events have struck a deep personal chord with Julie Evett.
In a searingly honest interview, the mum-of-three and trainee teacher from Gainsborough, Lincs, reveals the unique pressures of caring for a disabled child.
Child rape pics on teens’ site
Paedophiles have allegedly hijacked one of the web’s most popular sites to distribute millions of vile child-rape images.
Countless teenagers use LimeWire to share songs, videos and photos.
But cops from Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Unit have been monitoring the abuse of the website by UK paedos — and have swooped on suspects in a series of raids.
Children ‘still being treated on adult mental health wards’
Hundreds of children are still being treated on adult mental health wards, two years after the practice was condemned as a “national scandal”.
Ministers pledged in 2006 that no youngsters would be kept on an adult ward by November this year, after a damning report revealed the extent of the problem.
But new statistics, released to the Conservatives under the Freedom of Information Act, show that there were 26 under 16s and almost 400 under 18s treated in adult psychiatric units in 2007-08.
“We all make mistakes”, says owner of care home raised by police
A care home has been raided by police after the deaths of six elderly residents raised concerns over neglect and ill-treatment.
More than a dozen officers from a public protection unit spent a day searching the home after a district nurse raised the alarm.