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James Bulger's mother to edit child safety magazine

Denise Fergus Photo: PA

The mother of James Bulger has been named as the editor of a new child protection magazine.

Denise Fergus, 46, is preparing to launch the quarterly publication 'Simply Child Safe' as she marks the 21st anniversary of the murdered toddler’s death.

James Bulger Credit: PA

Each issue will be full of useful advice and articles on child safety, with the first print edition available in April.

James was just two years old when he was abducted and killed by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, both 10, on February 12, 1993, in a crime that shook the nation.

Denise said:

Safety is a concern all mothers have, and I understand those concerns far more than most.

“The day I learned James had been murdered was the darkest day I have ever lived through.

“Twenty one years have passed and of course it still feels like yesterday at times.

“We will visit his graveside this week and reflect on how far we have come in the fight for justice – and the fight to protect anyone else from going through what I did.

“That is why I am so pleased to be involved in the Simply Child Safety magazine.

“It enables me to focus on helping other parents, answering their concerns and offering advice.

“Readers are invited to write in and ask me any questions, I will help in every way I can to support them and protect our children.

“All of the content will be written by experts in their field from the UK and across the world and I am honoured to be involved.”

– Denise Fergus

In addition to the magazine, Denise focuses on charity work for the James Bulger Memorial Trust, which she founded in 2011.

The charity operates under the name ‘For James’ and provides holidays for bereaved children, young victims of crime and those who have done good deeds.