Friday, 23 June 2017

Shatterboys awareness day in Lancaster

Shatterboys awareness day in the city - The visitor

Good luck Danny and all at Shatterboys UK, supported by Voicing CSA.
Launch of the charity in Lancashire.

Event starts, I believe, at 11am at Vale of Lune rugby club
Powderhouse Lane, LA1 2TT Lancaster, Lancashire

Monday, 19 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

Islington | spotlight

Want to know why Corbyn is NOT the man for the job?

Islington | spotlight

Any MP should have acted to stop the abuses carried out by council employees and highlighted by so many.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Survivors "Let Down"

A report into child sexual abuse from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office (CCO) has criticised the speed of decision-making in child abuse cases.

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said children are “being let down by the system” and are “waiting too long to see their abusers charged or jailed”.

The Investigating Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) report, published on Thursday (April 20), examined the timescales involved in CSA cases from the point of initial report to the outcome in court.

Using Home Office data from 18 forces in England, the CCO found the investigative process took an average of 248 days, compared to 236 in 2014/15 and 179 in 2013/14.

The report also highlighted that this is 101 days more than the average for adult sexual offences.

Furthermore, the average length of time for the investigation of historic CSA is 270 days, compared to 207 for a current offence.

Three recommendations were set out in the CCO report including the establishment and roll-out of ‘children’s houses’, otherwise known as the ‘Barnahus Model’.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

St Aidan's, St Vincent's, Nugent Care

In amongst the information sent to myself from iiCSA,

St Aidan’s and St Vincent’s 

33.St Aidan’s and St Vincent’s were two of five homes at the centre of the litigation that became known as the ​“North West Child Abuse Cases”. The defendant was the same in both: the Nugent Care Society.

34.In respect of St Aidan’s, we currently only have one core participant directly associated with this case study: RSA. Although the Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary has not applied for core participant status, he has made it clear that Cheshire Police will co-operate fully with the investigation and seek to provide any relevant material. However, as noted above, at present we have no  core participant victims and survivors from St Aidan’s. We would encourage any victims and survivors from St Aidan’s who wish to be core participants or witnesses to come forward. If no one approaches the Inquiry within a reasonable time then we will need to consider whether it is appropriate for St Aidan’s to remain a case study in this investigation.  

Nugent Care still operate today as care providers. They also run fostering services.
One of their homes is an unlisted secure unit

I believe the investigation should look at Nugent Care as a group of homes. Their staff would have been interchangable just as they were with Bryn Alyn Community.