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Complainant Name:
Mr Martin Narey

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Martin Narey, Chief Executive of Barnardo’s, complained that the newspaper had reported on a speech of his in a misleading fashion. In his speech, he had referred to the possibility that Baby P may have grown up to be an unruly child, and so subject to pejorative descriptions such as “feral” and “a yob”. The article referred to these comments, but did not make clear that the complainant was quoting such terms as examples of negative coverage of children, rather than using them himself to describe Baby P.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent a letter of apology (which could be circulated to charity members), making clear that it accepted the complainant was not endorsing the use of critical terms to describe Baby P, and made a donation to the charity.

Report: 79



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