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Blair Paedophile Minister ? Ask Peter Mandelson.

Peter Mandelson should be able to answer some questions about Lambeth in the time period concerned

Originally posted on theneedleblog:
download (5) Stories over the last few days in The Mirror by respected investigative journalist Tom Pettifore, concerning allegations that a cabinet minister within Tony Blair’s first term abused young boys at Angell Road children’s home in Brixton, and that a police investigation which had identified him was dropped to protect this child sex offender, will rightly leave many members of the public concerned.
Several people should be questioned about what they knew about this. Both Alistair Campbell and Tony Blair are named in one of the articles, implying that they might have had some knowledge of what was going on.

Mr Driscoll’s investigation was scrapped soon after Ron Davies quit as Welsh ­Secretary when he was mugged by a male prostitute at a gay meeting spot on Clapham Common, South London, in October 1998.
A week later, Agriculture Minister Nick Brown was forced into revealing he was gay by the News…

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Cleveland County Council Response to the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal 1987, 1988

cleveland imagesCleveland Council have released useful details of two pages of Minutes[1] dated 14th September 1988, from the Social Services Committee (SSC) of the now abolished County Council of Cleveland. This was in response to a Freedom of Information Request [2], which is still ongoing.
The minutes are sufficient to get a partial outline of the Council response to the Public Inquiry by Elizabeth Butler-Sloss QC and her Inquiry Report [5] into the child abuse.
The Butler Sloss Report was formally received by the Social Services Committee on 14th September 1988, the report having been previously circulated to members.
It appears the Council set up a Committee called the Cleveland Child Abuse Working Party or Child Abuse Working Party, which considered the relevant findings and Recommendations of Butler Sloss Inquiry Report and considered modification to the Councils future practices and procedures.
The Councils Child Abuse Working Party Report was considered by two committees, firstly the Policy and Finance Committee and then the Social Services Committee. The Chief Executive and Treasurer had written a very short Report which is enclosed in the minutes. It is unclear (to me) whether the Policy and Finance Minute that is said to be attached is included as part of the short report or if it is not attached to the part published.
The Chief Executive and Treasurers report skims over several items – that bridges were being built between the Council and parents, contacts being made with other organisations to ensure proper child abuse prevention, a seminar for Council inter departmental working for those involved in child abuse prevention, production of leaflets and publications to cover child protection work, and decisions still to be made with regard to Butler Sloss recommendations.
A Special Meeting of the Social Services Committee on October 4th 1988 was arranged to discuss the recommendations of the Working Party Report.
The Press and Public were then asked to leave the meeting so that the Social Services Committee could discuss individuals.
The information released by Cleveland Council then runs out, although there is plainly more relevant information which should have already been provided to the FOI Request.
At this stage I have therefore asked for a copy of the Child Abuse Working Party Report and any more information on the Working Party.
Butler Sloss’s judicial inquiry found that the pediatricians had “acted properly” and the report supported the manner in which they had applied the reflex anal dilatation test [4]. Sadly the Butler Sloss report [5] is not yet digitally available free and so yet again the lessons of the past are not properly learned due to the relative unavailability of a Public Inquiry report which has been paid for by taxpayers. Childrens Webmag have a Digest of the Butler Sloss Report by Robert Shaw [3].
The Report deals with the relationship between many of the different parties, but it does not appear to ascertain which children were actually abused. Therefore the book Unofficial Secrets by Beatrix Campbell is definitely worth a read. The details are on my post on Books on Child Abuse [7] .
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Finally although not directly connected to Cleveland Scandal,  Elizabeth Butler Sloss, now a Dame, is the sister of Michael Havers who whilst Attorney General  did not prosecute Peter Hayman and others after they were caught with child pornography.  He is thought to have been extremely lenient on paedophiles. That Elizabeth Butler Sloss was Michael Havers sister, I found out from this article on Elizabeth Butler Sloss’s husband hiring prostitutes in Kenya. He incidentally was a former Midlands Circuit Judge before  moving to the High Court in Kenya. Oh what a jolly justice system we have.
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Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
Hyperlinks, Links and References
[1] FOI Reply from Middlesborough Council re Butler Sloss Report https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/195212/response/490303/attach/3/FOX%20C%204315.1%20RES%20ATT.pdf
[2] FOI Request re Council Response to Butler Sloss Report https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/council_response_to_butler_sloss#outgoing-350020
[3] Childrenweb Digest of Butler Sloss Report http://www.childrenwebmag.com/articles/key-child-care-texts/the-cleveland-reportby-judge-elizabeth-butler-sloss
[4] Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_child_abuse_scandal
[5] Inquiry into child abuse in Cleveland 1987 (1988) Report of the inquiry into child abuse in Cleveland 1987 Cm 412 London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office 0 10 104122 5
[6] BMJ Ahttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1834212/pdf/bmj00295-0046.pdf
[7] Books on Child Abuse http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/books-on-child-abuse/
[8] British Medical Journal Report on Cleveland Scandal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1834212/pdf/bmj00295-0046.pdf
[9] Butler Sloss husband hires prostitutes in Kenya whilst she was doing Inquiry http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/zbbsloss1.htm
[10] Pragnell Summary of what happened http://www.davidlane.org/children/choct2002/choct2002/pragnell%20cleveland%20abuse.html
[11] Spotlight on Abuse Cleveland category http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/cleveland/
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/
[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/
[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm
[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/
[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/
This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email cathyfox@bigfoot.com
cathyfox the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set you free
 

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Child Protection Inquiries and Serious Case Reviews

Individual Child Protection in the Community inquiries involving with Local Authorities/Health probation having prior involvement.
(last updated 18 April 2014 Leanne White Report released)
This list was first posted on my post on Maria Colwell [14]. However it has proved so popular that I have given it a post of its own so that it is more easily readable.
Cases nowadays have to undergo a serious case review. Serious case reviews (SCRs) are undertaken by local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) for every case where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and either a child dies, or a child has been seriously harmed and the case gives rise to concerns about the way in which local professionals and services worked together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.[Dept for Education][12]. They are usually published on line.
However before approximately year 2000 there are approximately 50 reports , most of which have not been published. If anyone has the time to request any of these on the Whatdotheyknow [1] website many would be grateful.
It is just a matter of doing a bit of research into the exact name of the report if available, and the exact up to date authority to ask. Most details are available below. If anyone would like any help please contact me on cathyfox@bigfoot.com.
01.1945 Dennis O’Neill (Shropshire & Newport)
02. 1973 Graham Bagnall (Shropshire) Local Authority (LA) ND Health separate
03. 1974 Maria Colwell (East Sussex) LA [Department of Health and Social Security 1974 Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in relation to Maria Colwell. London HMSO]
04. 1974 David Naseby (Staffordshire)
05 1974 Max Pizazzani Health and Local authority
06 1975 Stephen Meurs (Norfolk)  Health and Local Authority
07 1975 Lisa Godfrey (Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham) Local Authority Health Probation
08 1975 Richard Clark (Perth) Secretary State for Scotland
09 1975 John George Auckland Secretary of State England
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12 1976 Neil Howlett (Birmingham)
13 1977 Wayne Brewer (Somerset) Area review Committee
14 1978 Karen Spencer (Derbyshire) LA and H
15 1978 Stephen Menheniott (East Sussex) Secretary of State
16 1978 Malcolm Page (Essex)
17 1978 Simon Peacock (Cambridgeshire and Suffolk) LA/Health)
18 1979 Darryn Clarke (Liverpool) Secretary of State
19 1979 Lester Chapman (Berkshire & Hampshire) LA Health
20 1980 Paul Brown (The Wirral)
21 1980 Carly Taylor (Leicestershire) LA
22 198? Darren Cooper (Leicestershire)
23 1981 Claire Haddon (Birmingham)
24 1981 Maria Mehmedagi (Southwark) LA Health Probation
25 1981 Emma Hughes (Calderdale)
26 1981 Christopher Pinder (Bradford) Area review Committee
27 1981 Daniel Frankland (Bradford)
28 1981 Malcolm Page LA Health
29 1982 Richard Fraser (Lambeth)
30 1982 Lucy Gates (Bexley) LA and Health
31 1982 Jason Caesar (Cambridgeshire) LA
32 1982 Gerard Fenlon (Cheshire)
33 1984 Shirley Woodcock (Hammersmith & Fulham) LA
34 1985 Jasmine Beckford (Brent)        Refused [6] [London Borough of Brent 1985 A Child in Trust: The Report of the Panel of Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Jasmine Beckford. Brent: London Borough of Brent.]
34a  1985 Jason Swift Hackney/Islington Conewood St Childrens Home? Request [10]
35 1986 Reuben Carthy (Nottinghamshire Area Review Committee)
36 1987 Heidi Koseda (Hillingdon) Area review Committee [4]
37 1986 Charlene Salt (Oldham) Review Committee
38 1987 Kimberly Carlile (Greenwich) [Greenwich Health Authority and Borough of Greeenwich 1987 A Child in Mind: Protection of Children in a Responsible Society. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Cicumstances Surrounding the Death of Kimberley Carlile. London: Borough of Greenwich and Greenwich Health Authority]
39 1987 Tyra Henry (Lambeth) [3][London Borough of Lambeth 1987 Whose Child? The Report of the Public Inquiry into the Death of Tyra Henry. London: London Borough of Lambeth
40 1987 Doreen Mason (Southwark)
41 1988 Gavin Mabey (Leeds)
42 1988 Jason Plischkowsky LA
43 1989 Liam Johnson (Islington) Area Committee (Liam Johnson Review: Report of Panel of Inquiry. London: Islington Area Child Protection Committee)
44 1990 Stephanie Fox (Wandsworth)                                  Request [11]
45 1990 Doreen Aston (Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark) Not held [7]
46 1992 Leanne White (Nottinghamshire)        [Report of the Overview Group into the cicumstances surrounding the death of Leanne White February 1994] [5a]    Request [5]
47 1994 Rikki Neave (Cambridgeshire)                  Request [9]
48 1999 Aliyah Ismail Serious Case Review (SCR) [2]
49 2000 Victoria Climbie Report  [13]
50 2000 Lauren Wright (Norfolk)                           Request [8]
 

Other Inquiries

1988 Jul The Secretary of State Cleveland Inquiry
1992 Public Inquiry by Louis Blom Cooper into abuses at Ashworth Secure Hospital instigated by William Waldegrave after Cutting Edge programme on Ch4 in March 1991.
1992 Department of Health and Social Security 1992 The Report of the Inquiry into the Removal of Children from Orkney in February 1991. Edinburgh HMSO
1993 Cassam E and McAndrew B 1993 Report for London borough of Islington on the Management of Child Care Within the Neighbourhood Services Department. London ondon Borough of Islington
1995 White IA and Hart K (1995) Report of the Inquiry into the Management of Child care in the London Borough of Islington. London: London Borough of Islington.
1997 Sir William Utting Report

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email cathyfox@bigfoot.com or comment on this blog thank you. Any additions also welcomed.

Links and References
[1] Whatdotheyknow FOI website https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/
[2] Aliyah Ismail Serious case review http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/serious-case-review-aliyah-ismail-harrow-1999/
[3] Tyra Henry Death Report Lambeth http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/death-of-tyra-henry-report-1987-lambeth/
[4] Heidi Koseda Death Report http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/report-of-inquiry-into-death-of-heidi-koseda-hillingdon-area-review-committee-1986/
[5] Leanne White Request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_overview_group_into_th#incoming-482828
[5a] Leanne White Report Released https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/194500/response/504855/attach/3/Copy%20of%20Feb%201994%20Overview%20Report.pdf
[6] Jasmine Beckford refused https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_inquiry_into_the_death
[7] Doreen Aston refused https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_the_inquiry_into_the_d
[8] Lauren Wright FOI request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lauren_wright_child_protection_i
[9] Rikki Neave FOI request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/rikki_neave_child_protection_inq
[10] Hackney Jason Swift FOI https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/jason_swift_2
[11] Stephanie  Fox Wandsworth FOI request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/stephanie_fox_practice_review_wa
[12] Serious  Case Review Department for Education http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/safeguardingchildren/reviews
[13] Victoria Climbie Report http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmhealth/570/570.pdf
[14] Maria Colwell Blog Post http://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/children-at-risk-council-response-to-maria-colwell-death-inquiry-report/
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/
[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/
[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm
[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/
[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/
cathyfox the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set us free

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