Nursery rape report critical

A man who raped a girl in a nursery had ‘a special relationship’ with the child, which Ofsted and a council knew about, according to a new report.

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Better training needed to spot child abuse says charity director

The director of a child protection charity has said better training is needed in nurseries for workers to spot the signs of child abuse.

Donald Findlater, Director of Research and Development at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, says this will reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring.

His advice follows a review into the rape of a toddler by a paedophile nursery worker at Little Stars Nursery in Nechells. The report criticised council staff for not properly investigating concerns about Paul Wilson's behaviour.

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Charities want failure to report child abuse to be a criminal offence

Mandatory reporting is long overdue in this country. Parents will probably be shocked to learn that that such legislation does not already exist. Staff who suspect abuse may report it, but face no sanction for failing to report.....As a result of non existence of law, staff who do report are whistleblowers and have no statutory protection when speaking out in the most challenging of circumstances.

– Pete Saunders, Chief Executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, (NAPAC)

Law on reporting child abuse 'must change'

Following a Serious Case Review into sexual assault on a toddler at a Birmingham nursery, a group of charities is calling for the law on reporting child abuse to change.

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood), which is leading the group, wants failure to report suspected or known child abuse to become a criminal offence.

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Staff 'raised concerns about paedophile's behaviour'

Staff at a Birmingham nursery where a toddler was raped raised concerns about paedophile Paul Wilson's "special relationship" with the child.

A review into the case by the city's Safeguarding Children Board also found that students on a local childcare course complained about a male member of staff "taking children into the adult toilet on his own and sitting them on his lap".

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Ofsted and council criticised in toddler rape review

A review into the rape of a toddler by a paedophile nursery worker has criticised Ofsted and council staff for failing to properly investigate concerns about his behaviour.

The serious case review into the crimes of Paul Wilson also found that Birmingham City Council and Ofsted inspectors missed "obvious pointers" which should have raised the alarm.

Wilson, then aged 21, was jailed for life in 2011 after using a mobile phone to film two separate attacks on an infant at the Little Stars Nursery in Nechells, Birmingham.

Report finds rapist had 'special relationship' with child

A man who raped a girl in a nursery had ‘a special relationship’ with the child, which Ofsted and a council knew about, according to a new report.

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board today published a serious case review into the actions of Paul Wilson, who worked at a nursery in Birmingham, where he raped a girl.

Paul Wilson was jailed for life Credit: West Midlands Police

The report has stated that the nursery, Ofsted and the local authority should have raised the alarm when it became known that Wilson was close to the girl.

But it also commented that the responsibility for the crime does lie with the man who committed the crime, who 'took advantages of weaknesses in the system'.

Wilson, aged 21 at the time, was jailed for life in 2011 after pleading guilty to raping the child in the nursery, and 47 counts of grooming teenage girls over the internet.

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