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Colin Gregg, “Sophisticated, Predatory Paedophile”, Former Boss of one of Britain’s Biggest Royal (Children’s) Charities, Convicted of Molesting Boys

 Convicted paedophile Colin Gregg lodges appeal against his child sex conviction

Disgraced Gregg was handed a 13-and-a-half sentence after being found guilty of molesting young boys

Apr 1 2017

Disgraced headteacher Colin Gregg has launched an appeal against his conviction and sentence for child sex charges.

The millionaire son of the Gregg’s bakery founder was found guilty of nine counts of indecently assaulting four victims.

A court heard how the 75-year-old charity boss molested the boys, who were aged between 11 and 14, from the early 1960s until the 1990s.

The abuse was carried out in a swimming pool, in a car and at his home gym.

Branding him a “sophisticated, predatory paedophile” Judge Robin Mairs jailed Gregg for 13-and-a-half years at Newcastle Crown Court.

Now, it is understood that Gregg has lodged an appeal against both his conviction and sentence.

Northumbria Police has urged any other victims of Gregg to come forward.

DS Chris Wilson, who led the investigation, said: “The victims in this case showed immense bravery to come forward and stand up in court to give the evidence that ultimately put their abuser through court.

“It was a terrifying ordeal for them but their actions have helped convict a predatory paedophile and I am sure that convictions such as this will help encourage other victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/convicted-paedophile-colin-gregg-lodges-12827854#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Colin Gregg: Headteacher, businessman, charity champion. Child abuser

He  hosted royalty when promoting the Yellow Brick Road fund

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Colin Gregg: Charity champ, abuser and pals with royals – now then now then – who does that remind me of?

L: Colin Gregg, in 1986 at King's School and R: Top - Colin Gregg going to court and bottom - Colin Gregg was an administrator at Yellow Brick Road, and received an award for his work in 1992
L: Colin Gregg, in 1986 at King’s School and R: Top – Colin Gregg going to court and bottom 

1990 – Gregg left the then private King’s School to become the full-time administrator of the Yellow Brick Road Fund

Colin Gregg was an administrator at Yellow Brick Road, and received an award for his work in 1992.

The Children’s Foundation is perhaps better known as the Yellow Brick Road Appeal and was launched by its patron The Duke of York in 1990.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-queen-one-million-1664388

Yellow Brick Road charity name changed to the Children’s Foundation

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His reputation as a pillar of the community brought him many benefits – he even rubbed shoulders with royalty when the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, came to the North East in January 1993

20 January 1993

The Duke of York, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary; as Patron of Children-North East, visits the Battle Hill Family Centre; tours the electronic Bi-Media News Room and the Television Studio; meets families involved in the ‘Rural Action with Families in Tynedale’ project and, as Patron, meets members and staff of the Newcastle Weston Spirit Centre, at the BBC Broadcasting Centre; and visits Parsons (Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group), Heaton.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

Colin Gregg, administrator to the Yellow Brick Road Charity.

22nd June 1995.


Gregg said” From the very beginning the Yellow Brick Road has been a real partnership – between Newcastle University’s Department of Child Health…”

Gregg was at the forefront of the Yellow Brick Road charity and was instrumental in raising £12m for a world class children’s Medical Research Centre in Newcastle.


Sunday Mirror (London, England)July 7, 1996

Colin Gregg Yellow Brick Road Charity

Yellow Brick Road symbol of ritual abuse


FERGIE CHARITY MAN CHARGED

1996

Gregg stood down from his role as administrator of Yellow Brick Road in 1996.

July 1996 – arrested

“Gregg quit the charity in September 1996 to set up a business management consultancy.”

FERGIE CHARITY MAN CHARGED.

7 July 1996

The former boss, Colin Gregg,  of one of Britain’s biggest Royal charities has been charged with indecently assaulting a boy of 14.

Colin Gregg, 55, ex-administrator of the Yellow Brick Road charity, was arrested after the teenager told his parents he’d been interfered with following a golf club trip.

He has been bailed to appear before magistrates at Newcastle upon Tyne next month.

The married father-of-three, who was arrested on April 25, had his home in Newcastle searched and a computer disc removed by members of Northumbria Police’s Child Protection Department.

The boy is believed to have told police he was also interfered with in a sauna by Mr Gregg after a cross-country run.

Also in the 1996 time frame:

Colin Stuart Gregg

THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)

Appointed before 6 August 1991 Resigned on 25 July 1996

 

THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION TRADING LIMITED (02591794)

Appointed before 14 March 1993 Resigned on 12 March 1999

 Feversham Special School Hexham Road in Walbottle, Newcastle, which closed in the late 90s

1996 -2000 – Director  – Gregg at Feversham School/name changed to Talbot House School – set up by MIND, the mental health charity, in the late 1960s

Chilling report of abuse and cruelty at Feversham School

SECRET papers today reveal the harrowing world of the Tyneside special school at the centre of an abuse probe.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/chilling-report-abuse-cruelty-feversham-1350428

THE charity responsible for a Tyneside school at the centre of a child abuse scandal says it does not know who was in charge of the youngsters.

As revealed in the Chronicle, two former care workers were jailed for abusing their positions to steal the childhoods of vulnerable pupils at Feversham Special School.

The charity Mind was the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility for emotionally and behaviorally-disturbed children, aged from six to 19.

And Mind boss Paul Farmer has admitted he has no idea who was actually in charge of the now-closed special school, where predatory paedophiles Kevin Brown and John Leslie Duncan worked as carers.

 

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/hunt-feversham-special-schools-governors-1365734

The school, owned by the charity Mind, – warnings about the abuse were  ignored.

The charity Mind acted as the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility.

A board of governors managed the school, but Mind says it kept no record of their names.

Mind’s chief executive Paul Farmer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the abuse that took place at Feversham.

“Mind was the custodian trustee of the property from which the school was run and was not involved with day-to-day running of the school.

“Mind is no longer involved with any residential educational establishments.”

 

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The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, have been affiliated with another convicted establishment paedophile – Jeffrey Epstein

Roberts has claimed she had sex three times with Andrew in 2001, including during a group sex session with eight other girls at Jeffrey Epstein’s home in the Virgin Islands.

Roberts has alleged that girls as young as 12 were regularly flown on the £30 million jet to locations around the world where Epstein (and other members of the elite) would abuse them.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/554104/Prince-Andrew-s-Ex-Fergie-Duchess-of-York-prove-alibi-over-sex-slave-orgy-claims

2001

It is known Epstein and Andrew regularly holidayed together – from weekends at Balmoral and Sandringham, to trips to New York.

Epstein was, the source told The Times, ‘a big part of [Andrew’s] life’

Prince Andrew sits on a yacht in Thailand back in 2001, during a holiday at a £2,300-a-week resort which is thought to have come courtesy of Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein pictured strolling through Central Park together during a four-day break in New York at the start of December 2010 within days of the billionaire giving Fergie the £15,000 payment

Fergie:’I personally, on behalf of myself, deeply regret that Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me,’ she said.

‘I abhor paedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgment on my behalf.

‘I am just so contrite I cannot say. Whenever I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again…

Prince Andrew was expected to hold crisis talks with the Queen today as he returned to Britain from a holiday in the upmarket Swiss ski resort of Verbier with his ex-wife Fergie, Sarah Ferguson

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897086/Cash-strapped-Fergie-took-15-000-paedophile-billionaire-centre-claims-Prince-Andrew-slept-age-sex-slave.html

 

Multiple listings for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York in convicted establishment peadophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

The Duke and Duchess of York are presidents of the Yellow Brick Road, which is trying to raise cash to build three hospices in the north.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/FERGIE+CHARITY+MAN+CHARGED.-a061167152

 


ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Jan 20, 1993

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

21 January: The Duke of York, Patron, this morning visited the Yellow Brick Road Appeal, Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear (Colonel Sr Ralph Carr-Ellison).

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1480089.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Royal Victorian Infirmary RVI where close friend of the royal family, Sir Jimmy Savile abused.

Nurse tells of Jimmy Savile’s visits to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/nurse-tells-jimmy-saviles-visits-6360222

Jimmy Savile meets seven year old Lee Claffey of Eastwood Gardens Kenton Newcastle who was visiting the Royal Victoria Infirmary to have his broken arm checked. 7th June 1986

‘Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.

He (Savile) also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s but witnesses were unsure of exact dates

Nurse Phil Brown remembers encountering the disgraced radio and TV presenter in May 1987 at ward 16 south where youngsters were receiving treatment for leukaemia. Today he is calling on hospital chiefs at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to let the public know the exact dates of his visits.

He also claimed Savile was formally invited into the building.

A spokesperson for the trust said senior staff were taking the disgraced star’s alleged visits to the Royal Victoria Infirmary very seriously.

However, on Saturday a statement from Sir Leonard Fenwick, trust chief executive, said no concerns had so far been expressed by staff working at the time.

Mr Brown, a nurse for 37 years, said: “Jimmy Savile visited ward 16 south where children had leukaemia.

“It was in June 1987 and a pivotal weekend because it was the Great North Run. I have rung the NSPCC and police involved in Operation Yewtree as speaking as a nurse, I am dismayed. I’m not the only one who remembers him visiting.

“The moment it came out that he had been in Newcastle I informed the RVI. So far I think they’ve got their dates wrong. People need to be aware he visited in 1987.

He appeared to be in Newcastle for the Great North Run but for whatever reason he was able to visit the RVI.”

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Jimmy Savile visited ward 16 south where children had leukaemia.
Have police questioned who was in charge of that ward when Savile was invited to RVI?

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

Dr Alan Craft specialised in paediatric oncology / childhood leukemia

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg

Alan enjoys filling his spare time with running (31 marathons and 106 half marathons so far), orienteering and doing crosswords. He is happily married with one son and a delightful granddaughter aged 18 months.
Alan Craft  – Colin Gregg’s Children Charity Run
2010
Sir Alan Craft – ambassador for the North East Children’s Cancer Research Fund:

Seahouses Middle School was last week given an award for its outstanding contribution to the North East Children’s Cancer Run by Sir Alan Craft.

Headteacher Julie Harris said: “As an ambassador for the North East Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Sir Alan came to present us with an award for our outstanding contribution to the North East Children’s Cancer Run.
Professor Sir Alan Craft with some of the fund-raising pupils at Seahouses Middle School.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Professor Sir Alan Craft with some of the fund-raising pupils at Seahouses Middle School.

http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/school-s-award-for-long-running-support-of-charity-1-7567856

Trustee

Prof Sir Alan Craft launches scathing attack on new North East hospital

 

  • 26 Jun 2013

ONE of the country’s leading experts on childhood medicine has launched a scathing attack on plans to build a specialist emergency hospital in the North East.

But in an unprecedented attack Prof Sir Alan Craft, former president of Royal College of Paediatrics, said the proposals for the restructuring of children’s services in the region was concerning.

Prof Craft, a consultant paediatrician based at the RVI, and his wife, Anne, children’s nurse and director of nursing and former health visitor for North Tyneside, sent a letter to The Journal outlining their views.

Professor Sir Alan Craft
Consultant Paediatrician North Tyneside 1978-86
Professor of Child Health Newcastle 1993-2007
President of Royal College of Paediatrics 2003-2006

Lady (Anne) Craft
Former health visitor North Tyneside
Children’s nurse and Director of Nursing (Matron)

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/prof-sir-alan-craft-launches-4478701

Another RVI doctor –Dr Camille De San Lazaro

Lazaro began work as a forensic paediatrician at the Lindisfarne Centre in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in 1989 following the Cleveland sex abuse inquiry. This was the first post of its kind in the country.

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-claims-exaggerated-4621265

Current colleagues – Dr Lazaro and Dr Alan Craft

Both attending the Great North Paediatric Conference  at RVI 2016

http://www.cher-newcastle.co.uk/programme_conference2016.pdf

She’s still in business despite being “completely discredited”??…

We hope that everyone who finds themselves relying on the medical services that Dr de San Lazaro is still allowed to provide is told of her track record.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/just-how-bad-can-doctor-1576127

Lord Justice Kennedy told the court that in the 2002 libel trial, the doctor had been “completely discredited” in relation to her handling of a number of allegations of sexual abuse prior to February, 1995.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

2002 –

Calls were today made for a review after a North East man had his conviction for raping a boy overturned because of the evidence of Dr Camille San Lazaro.

Dawn Reed and Chris Lillie

Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie

Dr Lazaro, senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University was criticised for her role in the investigation into” false” claims of abuse at a Newcastle nursery by Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie.

The pair were accused in a Newcastle City Council report of systematic sex abuse of dozens of children at a Newcastle nursery. But Mr Justice Eady declared them innocent of all charges and condemned the report as a legal `shambles.’

...supplying children to a paedophile ring whose members had raped and abused their young victims, and used them in the making of child pornography.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

Her evidence has been blamed for Kevin Brown’s conviction. He has served his seven-year sentence for raping the five-year-old boy.

Brown’s first appeal was dismissed in 1997 but his case was referred back to the Appeal Court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission which investigates claims of miscarriages of justice. The CCRC obtained three medical reports, including one from a doctor at the forefront of the 1987 Cleveland Child Sex Abuse Inquiry, that suggested injuries to the boy may not have been caused by a sexual act. Ruling the conviction unsafe, Lord Justice Kennedy said medical evidence at the trial had been oversimplified to the detriment of the defence. He added that a large part of the prosecution case at trial had been reliant on evidence from Dr San Lazaro.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

Looks as though Lazaro was a ringer to ruin any sex-abuse cases.

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The Yellow Brick Road charity became The Children’s Foundation – headed by Prince Andrew as Patron


“We have not received any evidence since the conviction that there are any further victims of Colin Greggs who have not yet reported abuse to us.

“However, if there are victims out there then we will listen to them and we will believe them regardless of whether the abuse is recent or of a historical nature.

“These sorts of offences are not, and nor have they ever been, acceptable behaviour and national media stories over the last few years should provide reassurance of that to any victims out there.

“Safeguarding vulnerable victims of crime is our absolute priority and if there are other victims out there then we would encourage them to come forward. We will believe you.”

Gregg helped set up the family business and also worked as a charity fundraiser, a social worker and as a headteacher at a prestigious North East school.

Gregg, of Homefarm Steading, in Gosforth, Newcastle, claimed he was the victim of a police witch-hunt and alleged the complainants were looking for compensation.

But last month a jury at Leeds Crown Court found him guilty of sexually abusing young boys.

As well as 13-and-a-half years in prison, Gregg has been banned from working with children and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/convicted-paedophile-colin-gregg-lodges-12827854#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Colin Gregg was employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker where csa was rampant.

Gregg taught at Durham School, a school in Newcastle’s west end before moving to Newcastle City Council’s children’s department as a social worker. He then became the headmaster at Tynemouth King’s School.

The court heard Gregg was a former headteacher in Tynemouth, and Talbot House school, and also taught at Durham School, as well as being employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker.

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg

Alan enjoys filling his spare time with running (31 marathons and 106 half marathons so far

In 1989, Gregg became the director of children’s charity the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

Gregg quit the charity in September 1996 to set up a business management consultancy.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/FERGIE+CHARITY+MAN+CHARGED.-a061167152

During this time he operated a running club from his home at Homefarm Steading, Gosforth.

The other allegations are said to have taken place between 1988-91, at locations including Gregg’s home gymnasium.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2808603/greggs-bakery-heir-sexually-abused-string-of-young-boys-in-his-home-gym-and-swimming-pool/

Sasha Wass QC, defending, asked Carol Gregg: “Knowing the allegations, has it caused you any concern that Mr Gregg has contact with your grandchildren?”

The former nursery nurse replied: “Not at all.”

When asked if Gregg’s three daughters have concerns leaving him with their children, Mrs Gregg replied “no”.

The court also heard from Gregg’s former colleague Andy James, who he worked with at Talbot House school in Newcastle.

When asked how the former head teacher interacted with the pupils, Mr James said: “He was highly regarded by the boys who thought the world of him.

“The staff thought he was an innovator with new ideas, which all the children seemed to respond to very positively.”

Ms Wass then asked Mr James if he was concerned by Gregg’s behaviour towards the children.

He replied: “No, not at all.”

Mr James went on to say: “He is very dedicated to young people becoming better people, particularly those coming from deprived backgrounds.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/colin-greggs-wife-tells-crown-12619655

The first complainant, now in his 60s, claims Gregg sexually assaulted when he was aged 13 while he was at boarding school.

At the time Gregg was involved with the charity TOC H, a Christian charity.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2808603/greggs-bakery-heir-sexually-abused-string-of-young-boys-in-his-home-gym-and-swimming-pool/

Doing the math….abuse happened approx 47 yrs ago – 47 yrs ago was 1970 – so Colin Gregg was probably  involved in the TOC H charity in the 70’s – when Jimmy Savile was also involved.

ement. is a reg

Toc H archives

istered charity no. 211042 and SC045491

 

Toc H archives – Jimmy Savile

pg 135
PUBLIC RELATIONS. With Jimmy Savile
pg 77
‘How to Organise a Jimmy Savile-Handi Dance’,
Huw Gibbs, 1972

Jimmy Savile and Toc H 1973

pg 97

Photographs, pictures and related material
Queen At Toc H Garden Party (1939)
The Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, seen here lighting the Lamp of Maintenance at a meeting of the Toc H organisation
Various images of Tubby Clayton. Includes pictures of the Queen Mother,
Angus Ogilvy and the Prince of Wales (future Edward VI
II)

https://www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages?name=TOC&mrf=&field_themes_target_id=&field_world_region_value=

Sir Angus Ogilvy –Vice-Patron of TocH.

Businessman husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-angus-ogilvy-26233.html

The Guardian19 Nov 1965, FriPage 2

Jimmy Savile and Rev Dr PB Clayton Founder  Padre of TOC H 

oovalen

October 13, 2016

edited 5 months ago

i was passed the foto of the rear of this Lp by a friend in the UK who was disturbed to find “Sir Jimmy Savile” on the rear with the vicar of All HallowS Church, London at the time “Tubby” and also at least one disturbing foto of “Tubby” putting his finger into the mouth of some poor little boy.
Regarding the criminal pedophilic past of SJS having been partially exposed these fotos are more than disturbing.

http://www.bridgefm.org.uk/gallery/toc-h/

At Cuffley kept the long-running Jimmy Savile mini-handi dances (now rechristened Jimmy Savile Danceathons) alive.

In 2003 I even managed to get Jimmy Savile to attend…

https://tochcentenary.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/a-personal-journey-into-toc-h-2/

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9984272._/

http://www.bigredbook.info/tubby_clayton.html

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/paul-brannen-story-toc-h-8075719

http://www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk/partners/toc-h-and-all-hallows-trust/

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/charles-and-camilla-score-with-geordies-1-2400214

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toc_H

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/prince-charles-visits-cochin-shipyard/article5346745.ece

Savile/Newcastle/Marsden


Savile had a relative living at Marsden so was often there- he used to park his car in the carpark of The Marsden Inn.
The Great North Run route in the final stages takes you down Marsden bank

Marsden and Jarrow he visited a lot due to relatives or friends of his mother living there, and Minchellas ice cream parlour in South Shields he was seen in a lot in the 60’s…and then Consett of course, as his mother originated from there He certainly knew the entire area well.

2006

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall enjoy a cup of tea when they visit a community based charity TocH on November 8, 2006 in Newcastle, England.

Charles and Camilla score with Geordies

The royal couple’s final engagement of the day was to take afternoon tea and cake with local people in Jarrow, South Tyneside as guests of the Toc H charity.

From Stocksfield Primary the couple went on to visit crowds of people in Greenhaugh in Northumberland and went for tea and cake at community project, Toc H.

The couple began their tour of the region with a visit to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to help celebrate the hospital’s 100th anniversary.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/royal-variety-for-visiting-couple-1555911

And it was Margaret (Thatcher) and Shirley, when they were a bit older, who would work together at TOC H, the mission for servicemen

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Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

The Children’s Foundation Directors:

Professor of child health Alan Craft:

Director of the Children’s Foundation, along with Colin Gregg and social worker Brian Roycroft.

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/02528291/THE-CHILDRENS-FOUNDATION-LIMITED/companies-house-data

 

Brian Roycroft, Newcastle City Council’s Director of Social Services, stood by the worker and refused to dismiss him. He said there would be disciplinary action “but not of a serious nature”. A slap on the wrist for standing by and allowing 55 children to be abused.

Brian Roycroft was also the Secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), and took part in the decision not to create a ‘blacklist’ of social workers who had committed similar offences.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/

Brian Roycroft also was a director of the Community Foundation with Jane Gregg – Colin Gregg’s  ex-sister-in-law

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/902131544/MR-ERIC-BRIAN-ROYCROFT/companies

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/902131537/MS-JANE-GREGG/companies

 

Jane Gregg

Jan 18 2013

NOT so long ago, Jane Gregg was married to the multi-millionaire founder of Greggs the Bakers. It was a life of privilege afforded by the riches the bakery empire bestowed on her family.

Ian Gregg – brother of convicted paedophile Colin Gregg

Married at the time to Ian Gregg – retired founder of the Greggs bakery chain, with a personal worth estimated at £94m

“I used to sit on the Greggs Trust charity”… the helpline she is now funding – Lifeline For Anyone Who Cares – here in Manchester. It is part of the national drugs charity Lifeline.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/health/drugs-hell-of-greggs-family-915056

Jane Gregg and Brian Roycroft – directors

 

Brian Roycroft and the Tyneside children’s home scandal

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/

Royal Charity – The Children’s Foundation – paedophile-linked

 

The Children’s Foundation Directors/Patron Prince Andrewfriend of convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Convicted paedophile Colin Gregg and Brian Roycroft – Directors

Brian Roycroft, Newcastle City Council’s Director of Social Services, stood by the worker and refused to dismiss him. He said there would be disciplinary action “but not of a serious nature”. A slap on the wrist for standing by and allowing 55 children to be abused.

Brian Roycroft was also the Secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), and took part in the decision not to create a ‘blacklist’ of social workers who had committed similar offences.

Social Work Today, 26th April 1977

SWT260477

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/


Colin Gregg colleague – Alan Craft Knighted in 2005

Chairman of UK Scout Association 

He was involved with Scouting as a young person up to the age of 16, when he became County adviser for Handicapped Scouts in the 80s.

Craft is Chairman of the UK Scout Association and has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch ahead of London’s summer Olympic Games.

http://thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140673612609155.pdf

Gregg molested a young boy while he worked as a running coach, a court has heard

In 1989, Gregg became the director of children’s charity the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

During this time he operated a running club from his home at Homefarm Steading, Gosforth.

The runs would start and finish at Gregg’s house at the time, on Linden Road in Gosforth.

 
Gregg started the now famous run Greggs Children’s Cancer in 1982 Run –

Colin Gregg launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, after pupil Chris Peacock was diagnosed with kidney cancer

Image result for colin gregg and alan craft

Chris Peacock’s cancer was treated by Professor Alan Craft and this year (2013), as in the 20 previous years, he will be taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Chris bounced back from his brush with death and went to The King’s School in Tynemouth, where, at the age of eight, he discovered a passion for running. The then headmaster, Colin Gregg, a member of the famous bakery family, found out about his cancer and decided to set up a fundraising run in Gosforth Park in which his school and others could take part.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/inspiration-to-us-all-1643773

RVI Children’s Cancer Research Unit/Run Dr Alan Craft
 sponsored by Greggs

FEB 2013

As well as the five-mile run there will be a Mini one-mile run for the under sevens who must be accompanied by an adult.

The Children’s Cancer Research Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary has just taken on two new recruits, pathologist Dr David Ellison, and cancer expert Dr Steve Clifford, to find ways of improving survival rates.

But the pair will only be able to carry out the research if this year’s Children’s Cancer Run is a success and raises at least #150,000. (extortion)

 “The staff on Ward 12 are second to none and we owe them – especially Prof Alan Craft – everything.”

The run is on May 13, at Gypsies Green, the Leas, South Shields.

The event is being sponsored by Greggs the Bakers which will provide a picnic for all runners.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/raise-funds-cancer-run-lives-1680916

Runner Dr Alan Craft is part of the Gosforth Running Club – Gosforth is where Colin Gregg lives

http://www.runbritainrankings.com/runners/profile.aspx?athleteid=295122

“I was once at a Vaux dinner/awards function at the Gosforth park hotel about 20 years ago and was sat at the same table as the hotel manager, we got talking about celebs that stay there, and i asked who was the worst, he said Savile but would not go in to further detail why but the disgusted look and way he said it was easy to read.”

https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/jimmy-savile.1213574/page-9

Sacred Heart Church in Gosforth to celebrate centenary

8 May 2012

The church was given a major refurbishment after the arrival, in 1984, of Irishman, Father Tom Cass and while the works were carried out, services were held in a prefabricated building, which became known as Uncle Toms Cabin.

On one occasion, Father Cass persuaded Jimmy Savile, still wearing running gear after completing the Great North Run, to appear at the summer fair. He also once recognised the Irish singer Dana in the congregation and brought her to the altar to sing the final hymn.

The church has a link with Newcastles St Cuthberts boys school, now called now St Cuthberts High School, which itself celebrated its 130th anniversary last year. The present Parish Priest, Father Jim Dunne, was the last of several members of the clergy to teach at the school.

http://www.northeastlifemag.co.uk/people/sacred_heart_church_in_gosforth_to_celebrate_centenary_1_1921878

Sir Jimmy was initiated into the Great North Run Hall of fame in 2009 

The Jim’ll Fix It host was inducted into the Great North Run Hall of Fame in 2009 and is described on the Nova website as a “universally popular” figure who “was recognised for the vast contribution he has made, particularly with the highly-popular junior runs”.

 http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sir-jimmy-savile-great-north-4401753

Savile was a regular visitor to the Great North Run

NO EVIDENCE: Jimmy Savile at the Great North Run in 2000

 Jimmy Savile at the Great North Run in 2000

26 Jun 2014

 JIMMY Savile visited hospitals on Tyneside on three occasions, visits which coincided with the celebrity’s regular appearances at the Great North Run.

But a report  found no evidence of any inappropriate behaviour during Savile’s time in Newcastle’s hospitals.

An investigation by the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was triggered by a former member of staff, who contacted Operation Yewtree detectives after recalling seeing Savile at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1991.

The investigation found that Savile had visited the RVI’s children’s wards twice between 1986 and 1991 and had also visited Newcastle General Hospital during the early 1990s.

Trust chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick said: “Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.

“He also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s, but witnesses were unsure of exact dates.

“…these presentations appeared to coincide with the Great North Run. ”.

Savile, famous for his charity fundraising, took part in the Great North Run at least 18 times and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Asked by The Northern Echo in 2000 if he had a message for the people of the North-East ahead of the run, Savile said: “Lock up your daughters, girlfriends and wives. I don’t want to misbehave b 2007 with ut I can’t help it once I arrive on Tyneside.”

Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.

 Sir Jimmy Savile has become a virtual mascot for the race

Alastair Campbell – a runner too…

His main hobbies are running, cycling, bagpipes and following Burnley FC.

He took up running nine years ago has since run the London Marathon, the Great North Run, and the Great Ethiopian Run, and completed several full triathlons, all for Leukaemia Research Fund. He is the charity’s chairman of fundraising.

“Both George Bush and Tony Blair sponsored me in the London Marathon.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/dressed-thrill-raring-go-1663022

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/alastair-campbell

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337098/Hoon-Byers-Caborn-barred-Parliament-Lobbygate-scandal.html

 

Alastair Campbell friends with Alan Clark MP who was involved in a scandal with two 14 yr old girls –

Clark  is involved in a sex scandal with a woman and her daughters — ‘the coven’ — and phones Campbell for advice.

Alan Clark was mates with Alistair Campbell and talked to him about the sexual allegations regarding him having sex with Judge Harkness’s 14 year old daughters.

The Trouble with BBC ‘Children in Need’ Ambassador Max Clifford and Tory MP Alan Clark

In the leaked video Clifford, the legendary PR Guru to the stars and elites let slip that he had successfully hid away the sins of one Tory MP, and ‘diarist’, Alan Clark.

https://youtu.be/u8m4sSCEZlU

http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/11/13/the-problem-with-the-bbcs-children-in-need-ambassador-max-cliffords-relationship-with-tory-mp-alan-clark/

Photo published for No 10 turned blind eye to Alan Clark affairs: Thatcher may have been aware of liaisons when she...

Thatcher & Ian Gow (PPS to Thatcher) both turned a blind eye to Alan Clark affairs

Ian Gow was close friends with convicted paedophile Bishop Ball.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2447852/No-10-turned-blind-eye-Alan-Clark-affairs-Thatcher-aware-liaisons-minister.html

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Clues to the Dando murder

Alastair Campbell is in convicted establishment paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book

 

There is an entry for Mr Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell – with a Downing Street number

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

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and for Peter Mandelson 10 entries

 

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^ Tony Blair, Alistair Campbell  and Bill Clinton- both Blair and Campbell were in billionaire convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book (Clinton took many trips on Epstein’s “Lolita Express”)

Epstein had assembled a powerful network of contacts encompassing the worlds of politics, business, royalty and celebrity and even Bill Clinton.

The inclusion of Lord Mandelson and an office address for Tony Blair has raised questions about the extent of his relationship with the Labour government.

But last night – some 48 hours after the link between Epstein and Lord Mandelson emerged – the former Labour spin doctor was still refusing to comment about his dealings with the disgraced billionaire.

 

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)November 13, 2000

THE Prime Minister’s official spokesman was quizzed by police over the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando, it was revealed yesterday.

Alastair Campbell, one of Tony Blair’s closest aides and friends, met officers so they could eliminate him from their inquiries.

He was interviewed after a newspaper wrongly claimed he had joked about being Jill’s lover.

…in April 1999 but officers felt obliged to interview him.

Campbell said he had met her when he reviewed the papers on her breakfast TV show.

He also said: “I believe the police had a number of calls pointing out my resemblance to their e-fit picture of the killer.”

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/BLAIR%27S+MAN+QUIZZED+OVER+DANDO+MURDER.-a066867783

Jill Dando E-fit suspect

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Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.

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Still spinning

Alastair Campbell claims Blair did ‘all he could to avoid war’ despite damning Chilcot Report verdict

Spin chief also blamed BBC for driving WMD expert David Kelly to suicide

6th July 2016

…accusations made by the BBC that he “sexed up” a dossier that Saddam Hussein could arm WMDs within 45 minutes.

Campbell blamed the BBC’s reporting for driving weapons expert David Kelly to kill himself.

Mr Kelly had raised concerns with the media that the 45-minute claims were untrue.

Mr Campbell resigned during the Hutton Inquiry into Mr Kelly’s death in 2003.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/1400062/alastair-campbell-claims-blair-did-all-he-could-to-avoid-war-despite-damning-chilcot-report-verdict/

The Tory government Attorney-General is trying to block their court cases.

Attorney General tries to block bid to prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq War

  • Attorney General launched legal bid to throw out attempt to haul Blair to court
  • Tory MP Jeremy Wright, the government’s top law officer, launched intervention


Interesting how Labour and Tory stand shoulder to shoulder to protect murderers. Much the same with paedophiles.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/792384/historic-sexual-abuse-greville-janner-labour-party-paedophile-allegations

Tories face questions over support of Keith Vaz committee appointment

About 150 Conservative MPs voted for Vaz, who stood down as chair of home affairs committee in September over escort claims, to join justice committee

 

I bet Alastair Campbell knows a thing or two about Vaz!

‘He (Alan Clarke) said he had hired George ­Carman QC,’ writes Campbell in his diaries. ‘I said these people are really just posh Max Cliffords.

Brilliant, he said, posh Max Cliffords! I said be careful, because your interest is in getting this thing buried and ­forgotten. A lawyer might see the benefit of getting the whole thing to court. Good advice, he said, toodle-pip, and off he went.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/sep/27/alan-clark

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1352258/Alastair-Campbell-Alan-Clark-How-toff-fell-tough-guy.htmlbiography-ion-trewin

Max Clifford and Alan Clarke

Clark scandal descends into tales of blackmail and lechery

1994

THE SEX SCANDAL involving Alan Clark, the wife of a former judge and her two daughters degenerated further last night with allegations of blackmail and indecent exposure.

Jane Clark, wife of the former defence minister, accused Valerie Harkess, 57, and her daughter Josephine, 34, of demanding pounds 100,000 to keep allegations that Mr Clark seduced them and Josephine’s sister, Alison, out of the newspapers.

Mrs Harkess and her 64- year-old husband, James, a former deputy circuit judge, denounced the blackmail allegation as ‘an absolute lie’. Her daughter accused Mr Clark of betraying her family’s trust by indecently exposing himself to her and Alison when they were 13 and 15.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/clark-scandal-descends-into-tales-of-blackmail-and-lechery-1419683.html

 


Dr Alan Craft – Patron of Together With Short Lives charity along with

Simon Cowell and Rosa Monckton and Holly Willoughby

Patrons

  • Rosa Monckton – Rosa Monckton is a friend of convicted, establishment, paedophile ( friend of Prince Andrew) Jeffrey Epstein

“He’s very enigmatic,” Rosa Monckton told Vanity Fair in 2003. Monckton was the former British CEO of Tiffany & Co. and confidante to the late Princess Diana. She was also a close friend of Epstein’s since the 1980s. “He never reveals his hand . . . He’s a classic iceberg. What you see is not what you get.”

http://nypost.com/2016/10/09/the-sex-slave-scandal-that-exposed-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein/

Holly Willoughby  of David Cameron / Tory Paedophile List/  Witch Hunt fame

08/11/12 NAMES PIXILATED TO CONCEAL IDENTITY,… the alleged paedophile ring in Westminster (Phillip Schofield handed him a list of names …. Cameron said he was worried it could turn into a “witch-hunt” against MP’s, particularly those that are gay.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229808/Phillip-Schofield-ambushes-David-Cameron-Tory-paedophile-list-No-10-condemns-trial-Twitter.htm



Dr Craft and notorious Professor Samuel Roy Meadow both part of

BRITISH PAEDIATRIC SERVICES LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/02158572/BRITISH-PAEDIATRIC-SERVICES-LIMITED/companies-house-data

Death of Sally Clark

Sally Clark died unintentionally on 16 March 2007 from acute alcohol intoxication.[30] She never recovered from the serious psychological trauma resulting from the experience of the deaths of two children, then being unjustly convicted of their murder with subsequent imprisonment leading to her being separated from her third baby.[31]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Meadow

Professor Sir Alan Craft, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said the decision to strike Sir Roy off was “saddening”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4685511.stm

Professor Alan Craft, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Next week we publish a report, jointly with the Royal College of Pathologists and chaired by Baroness Kennedy, which gives clear guidance on how infant deaths should be investigated.

link

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Dr Alan Craft commenting on convicted paedophile paediatricians Dr Myles Bradbury and Dr Michael Salmon

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11109199/You-automatically-trust-doctors.-I-trusted-Dr-Bradbury….html

Accused: Bruce Bailey, surgeon, relaxes after a 12 hour operation in 1983

Former surgeon at hospital where Savile had an office accused of sexually abusing four-year-old girl while reading her bedtime stories

  • Bruce Bailey worked at world-renowned Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • He is also accused of raping girl when she was 11 as she waited for op
  • Bailey, who died in 2001, is believed to have known paedophile Savile
  • He is second doctor at Bucks hospital accused of abusing patients (Michael Salmon is the other)

He was a visiting surgeon at Gujarat Cancer Institute, India. As a result, several young Indian doctors came to work at Stoke Mandeville.

Bruce Bailey Travelling Fellowship
This Fellowship in Coimbatore, India was established in memory of Mr Bruce Bailey, Plastic Surgeon at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, in recognition of the training that Mr Bailey provided for many Indian plastic surgeons, including Dr S Raja Sabapathy at the Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore.
The fellowship is for a period of two months, probably best taken at the end of the year in November and December. The Fellowship is designed for surgeons in the middle or late part of their training and is undertaken in a private hospital with orthopaedic, plastic surgical and hand teams, with a large volume of work related to trauma. The unit also does a lot of work on soft tissue cover for lower limb injuries.Included in the fellowship is a one-week laboratory microsurgery course at the hospital and a trip to the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting or to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India. The salary for the duration of the fellowship is £750.00 to include food and accommodation…

 Bruce Bailey Fellowship – hospitals

Bruce Bailey Fellow – 2005
Dr Patrick Gillespie MA, BM BCh, FRCS (Plast)
Specialist Registrar
Plastic Surgery Dept of Plastic Surgery
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge, CB2 2QQ
United Kingdom

^^ that’s where convicted paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury abused children

Bradbury, who used a “spy pen” to secretly capture pictures of his partially-clothed victims, was arrested in December 2013. He admitted 25 offences dating between 2009 and 2013

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-34591633

and RVI

Bruce Bailey Fellow – 2009
Mr Adam Blackburn,
Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery,
Royal Victoria Hospital,
Newcastle Open Tyne,
United Kingdom

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20110927114128/http://www.gangahospital.com/AcademicActivities/Bruce%20Bailey%20fellowshiop.html



Greggs’ CEOs involved with Prince Charles…via BITC and through the Prince’s trust

(Sir Michael Darrington)


Sir Michael Darrington ex-CEO of Greggs (ran it for 24yrs) works with the Prince’s Trust

& another Gregg CEO

Kennedy McMeikan was appointed as HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the North East


https://i1.wp.com/i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab37/gdnss/GREGGS%20PRINCE%20OF%20WALES_zpsued8puag.jpg

1996

FORMER Castle Morpeth Mayoress, t , from Ponteland

She particularly enjoyed meeting children at schools and was tireless in her fund-raising efforts for local charities, particularly the Yellow Brick Road Appeal of the Children’s Foundation.

http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/former-mayoress-loses-cancer-battle-1-4203476


Son of Greggs bakery founder, 75, is jailed for 13 and a half years for indecently assaulting four young boys

Mar 30 2017

  • Colin Gregg, 75, is the son of the founder of the popular Greggs bakery chain
  • Gregg had been convicted of nine counts of indecent assault against four boys
  • He was jailed for 13 and a half years and described as a ‘predatory paedophile’

‘Your defence was the complainants were fantasists and liars. The jury heard their evidence, given with clarity and considerable courage.

‘They found the lies were on your part and the fantasies were you sexual desires for young boys.’ 

He showed no remorse, emotion or expression as he stood in the dock to learn his fate.

Mar 3, 2017

GUILTY: Colin Gregg trial jury returns guilty verdicts to nine counts of historic sex abuse

Former head teacher Colin Gregg has been found guilty of nine counts of indecently assaulting four boys.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court deliberated for 11 hours and 43 minutes before reaching eight majority verdicts and one unanimous verdict.

Gregg, of Homefarm Steading, in Gosforth, Newcastle, remained emotionless in the dock as the verdicts were read out by the jury foreman.

Judge Robin Mairs told the married grandfather that he would be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors said on the surface Gregg lived a life of decency but in reality he “concealed his true nature beneath a veneer of respectability” and he “exploited his position in society to perpetrate abuse”.

Gregg was granted bail and will be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on March 30 at 2pm.

The jury found Gregg guilty by a majority on eight of the counts and unanimously on the ninth.

Judge Robin Mairs told him that the fact he was granting bail was no indication of sentence.

He said: “These are serious matters and a custodial sentence is inevitable.”

The trial at Leeds was a retrial.

A jury failed to reach a verdict when Gregg was tried last year in Newcastle.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/guilty-colin-gregg-guilty-nine-12687007

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15132058.Update__Reaction_after_Greggs_bakery_heir_convicted_of_9_sex_attacks_on_boys/

Colin Gregg was a well-known figure in the North East.

He helped raise millions of pounds for various children’s charities and even hosted royalty when promoting the Yellow Brick Road fund for children.

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Children’s Foundation –  Patron Prince Andrew  The Duke of York

The Duke, who has been Patron of The Children’s Foundation (formerly The Yellow Brick Road  Fund) since its foundation in 1990, attended a Reception to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

Colin Gregg became the fulltime administrator  in 1990 of the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

Charity boss, Colin Gregg, of Yellow Brick Road which raised money for a child health department at Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Victoria Infirmary

Sex case charity boss Colin Gregg cleared in 1997 of assaulting a 13 yr-old boy

The Guardian18 Jan 1997, SatPage 5

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Jan 20, 1993

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Sir James Spence was originally occupied by the Yellow Brick Road Charity, supported by Newcastle University however it reverted back to use by the Trust in 2008.

Through its Yellow Brick Road Appeal, the foundation has raised money to build the Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/take-a-walk-for-charity-1-1093619

Sir Leonard Fenwick, Chief Executive, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals confirms –
‘Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.
He also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s but witnesses were unsure of exact dates
.

The son of Greggs bakery founder John Gregg, he took up teaching at the prestigious Durham School, his former school, in 1964.

Three years later (1967) he joined his brother to build up the family business
He later became a social worker for Newcastle City Council, before returning to teaching and eventually becoming a headteacher at the former Kings School in Tynemouth in 1978.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-03/colin-gregg-headteacher-businessman-charity-champion-child-abuser/


15 April 2016

Former head teacher, employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker, charity boss Colin Gregg, denies 26 indecent assault charges dating from the 1960s to the 1990s, relating to nine complainants aged between 11 and 15.

Assault said to have taken place between January 1963 and December 1991

in County Durham,

Newcastle

Seghill and Alnmouth, both in Northumberland

on the premises of schools where he worked, in a dormitory and in a school swimming pool.

Newcastle Crown Court was told the married father-of-three, who became wealthy after helping the family business to grow, has a ‘strong determination to sexually abuse little boys’ and there was a pattern to his offending.

Gregg was also a sports (running) coach.

A court heard Gregg, son of the founder of Gregg’s the bakers, was a biology and chemistry teacher at prestigious Durham School and the complainant was a pupil.

He told jurors at Newcastle Crown Court he was molested in Gregg’s study at the school and in his car.

The complainant said he joined Durham School as a boarder in the 1960s and claimed he was abused within months.

Gregg, of Gosforth, Newcastle, denies all the charges, and his position is that ‘each and every one of the complainants is telling calculated and deliberate lies’, Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, told the jury.



Gregg trained as a teacher and taught at prestigious Durham School, which he had attended as a boy,
the court heard.

A FORMER pupil at a school where Colin Gregg taught told a court he was sexually assaulted by him in a swimming pool.

The man, now in his 60s, says Gregg put his hand inside his swimming trunks while helping him to improve his breast stroke at prestigious Durham School.

Jurors were told the alleged offence in the swimming pool on the grounds of the school is said to have happened in the 1960s, when Gregg was a biology teacher.

Early days:

In 1967 he joined the family business which was started by his father John Robson Gregg (freemason) in 1939, when it was still a ‘modest outfit’

Gregg worked with his brother Ian Gregg for three years
and the pair ‘created a very successful and large business which, in due course, became the public limited company Greggs plc‘, Mr Greaney said.

‘As a result of the growth in his family business, the defendant became a wealthy man.’

1969:  Gregg returned to teaching, taking a job at St Aloysius, after realising “business wasn’t really for me”
St Aloysius a Roman Catholic -boys-only state school in the London Borough of Islington, North London.

“At the age of about 29, having made a success of his life in business in three short years, Colin Gregg returned to what seems to have been his main interest in life, namely working with children

The prosecution said Gregg will claim the allegations against him were motivated by people trying to win compensation.

In 1970 he returned to working with children but continued to work for the bakery during the holidays and remained a board member.

The following year he became a social worker (1971), then became head of Talbot House, (formerly Feversham), a school for what he termed ‘delinquent children’, the court heard.

Feversham Special School- name changed to Talbot

Talbot House Trust

TALBOT HOUSE TRUST NORTH EAST (03069213)

Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8HW

Role Director

Appointed on 15 November 1996 Resigned on 31 March 2000

Dr Michael Toman – principal of Feversham in 1996 – Feversham closed in Mar 1997

Talbot House (formerly Feversham Special School in Walbottle)

Fears Feversham School abuse victims will be forgotten in child sex abuse inquiry

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/fears-feversham-school-abuse-victims-10521279

Vile abuse of children at a Tyneside special school has not been included in the first phase of investigations planned by an independent inquiry into child sex abuse.

A former social worker who worked at Newcastle’s Feversham school has today told of his anger that the horrors he witnessed at the Throckley establishment might never be made public.

Talbot House (formerly Feversham Special School) in Walbottle)

Ex-Feversham residential school staff jailed for sexual abuse of vulnerable boys
Kevin Brown and John Leslie Duncan who have been jailed for historic sex crimes

John Leslie Duncan, 61, from Gateshead, and Kevin Brown, 58, who was already in jail, were convicted of the abuse they committed against young boys in their care.

The charges related to incidents that took place throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Duncan was convicted of 15 charges, which included 10 counts of indecent assault on a male and three counts of indecency with a child, and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

His crimes were committed as he worked at Shotley Park Childrens’ Home in Durham and at the Feversham residential school in Walbottle, Newcastle, both of which have since closed.

Brown was sentenced to six years on top of his current eight-year sentence after being convicted of seven charges, all relating to incidents at Feversham school too.

The report, by Annie Bishop, then inspector for children’s services, was the last time an outsider had observed the controversial school in the Walbottle area before its closure in March 1997.

The charity Mind acted as the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility.

A board of governors managed the school, but Mind says it kept no record of their names.

Mind’s chief executive Paul Farmer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the abuse that took place at Feversham.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/feversham-school-sex-abuse-suspects-1352535

Hon Lowell Goddard, chairman of the long-running Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), announced what would be included in the first phase of investigations into the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

He later became head of the junior school at King’s School, Tynemouth, and in 1989 became director and administrator of a children’s charity (THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)) which raised substantial sums.

‘On the surface, he has lived a life of decency, indeed one of distinction,’ Mr Greaney said opening the case.

He said the prosecution case was that Gregg was a child abuser, regularly molesting boys, in a breach of trust.

The complainants,
now aged from their 30s to their 60s, were aged 10 to 15 at the time, the jury was told.


As well as the nine complainants
which the charges relate to, the court will hear evidence from three others who claim they were abused.


Greggs linked to various members of royal family -Prince Andrew,  Prince Charles, and Princess Anne

Children’s Foundation – patron Prince Andrew

Colin Stuart GREGG

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BEADNELL HALL FLATS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED (01769905)

Role Director
Appointed on 21 April 2011 Resigned on 11 February 2012

GOOD MORNING PENELOPE LIMITED (07474299)

Role Director
Appointed on 21 April 2011

beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/-FuvTlwVD-TreMU3q8YhrW07gS8/appointments

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Children’s Foundation –  Patron Prince Andrew  The Duke of York

The Duke, who has been Patron of The Children’s Foundation (formerly The Yellow Brick Road  Fund) since its foundation in 1990, attended a Reception to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

Duke of York visits Newcastle to launch £2m Children’s Foundation campaign

16 Sep 2015

The Royal was at the Mansion House in Jesmond as part of the Children’s Foundation’s new campaign to help young people improve their mental health

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/health/duke-york-visits-newcastle-launch-10068963
www.thechildrensfoundation.co.uk/about/organisation/

Greggs’ CEOs involved with Prince Charles…via BITC and through the Prince’s trust (Sir Michael Darrington)

Prince Praises Greggs’ Work in Community

May 22, 2003

The head of North-East bakery Greggs has won Prince Charles’s praise for his work in taking business into the community.

Mike Darrington was presented with the prince’s Ambassador Award yesterday at a Business in the Community event for his personal contribution to responsible business practice, through the work of the Greggs Trust, fund-raising and other activities such as the Greggs Breakfast Club.

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Sir Michael Darrington ex-CEO of Greggs (ran it for 24yrs) works with the Prince’s Trust

By 1983, after growing his family’s chain of bakeries from just one to 300, Ian Gregg stepped down from his role as managing director and handed the mantle to Michael Darrington.

Ian attributes the success of Greggs during the 1980s and 90s to Darrington, who was awarded a knighthood in 2004 in recognition of his services to business and to the community in the North East.

Mike Darrington  joined Greggs in 1983 as Group Managing Director.

Sir Michael Darrington :

Education: Lancing College, Harvard Business School

Lancing College – alma mater of the Peter Ball and his brother Michael Ball, Trevor Huddleston & Tom Driberg
Headteacher James Woodhouse from Lancing College wrote in support of Ball

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Sir Michael Darrington :

Newcastle University – executive member

University of Sunderland – Sir Michael received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration.

Sir Michael set up the Pro Business Against Greed campaign, urging firms to tame excessive pay for leaders and make companies – and society – fairer. (that’s “rich”)

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Mike Darrington takes a long term view of developing a business. He is a keen supporter of ethics in business – by putting Values at the heart of the organisation he believed that Greggs people would make a positive difference for themselves, their customers and the wider community – he is also an enthusiastic advocate of the ‘ enjoy ‘ word.

Mike believes that although companies are owned by shareholders, they should also be for the benefit of staff, customers and the wider society.

After previous significant involvements with the CBI Confederation of British Industry and BITC Business in the Community, he is now engaged in a number of charitable activities, including the Prince’s Trust, and also with community projects and campaigning for a fairer society.

CBI

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Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network

BITC
Who  we are:


Founded 1982 -BITC Business in the Community is a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility, and is one of the Prince’s Charities of Charles, Prince of Wales

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BITC The Prince’s Seeing is believing 2006 Review – Sir Michael Darrington – delegate, Leader – Prince Charles

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Greggs Breakfast Clubs featured at the Business in the Community Annual Leadership summit in 2010. The event was hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and was attended by Prime Minister David Cameron.


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Greggs CEO Kennedy McMeikan was appointed as HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the North East
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Greggs –  In 2008, we made pledges to the Prince of Wales MayDay Network (a BITC Business in the Community Programme):

Among the initiatives already under way, BITC has started a series of The Prince
of Wales’s “Seeing Is Believing” visits to Burnley, and as one result alone, Greggs,
Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s are backing breakfast clubs in 15 of the
most needy primary schools in Burnley for a minimum of three years.

Greggs and Asda are also supporting the Burnley SPACE youth Bus, working in
partnership with the police, which is deployed to different parts of the town
to provide advice, support and leisure facilities for young people.

19 November 2015

An innovative youth project in Burnley which provides support for disadvantaged youngsters has been awarded £115,000 by Children in Need.

The cash will be allocated to the Space Youth Bus over the next three years to fund six part-time staff members and the running of the bus, which provides a free, safe, friendly environment for young people between seven and 20.

www.princeofwales.gov.uk/sites/default/files/annual-review/HRH%20Annual%20Review%202008.pdf

corporate.greggs.co.uk/sites/default/files/2008-Annual-Report.pdf
corporate.greggs.co.uk/sites/default/files/2010%20-%20Annual%20Report%20and%20Accounts.pdf

INCLUDED in Greggs‘ latest financial results was the news that the baker had created a full time job for one of the homeless people it has been working with.

The Newcastle-based company is signed up to a Business Action on Homelessness project that was launched almost a year ago under the Business in the Community (BITC) banner, and run by Newcastle charity the Cyrenians with pounds 250,000 in funding from the Northern Rock Foundation.

As one of the lead businesses involved, Greggs supplies mentors and work placements for people on the Ready For Work scheme, which aims to get people back into the world of employment after they have been homeless.

Since the scheme started last September, 38 people have been placed with companies in the region, which along with Greggs also includes the likes of M&S, KPMG, NRG, Sage, Carillion and Barclays Bank. Of the placements, 31 completed their work experience and 22 have secured employment.

Greggs chief executive Ken McMeikan said: “This was reviewed at Business in the Community and the North East scheme is the national leader for the number of work placements who then go on to secure employment.

McMeikan’s interest in working with homeless people originally arose after he attended the Prince of Wales Seeing is Believing programme in London.

Organised by BITC, the project takes business leaders out to see homelessness first hand on the streets of the capital.

www.questia.com/newspaper/1G1-264541398/community-conscience-is-good-for-business-following


and current CEO Roger Whiteside

Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, is backing “Britain’s Best Breakfast” Campaign as part of a new partnership with Carers Trust.

Carers Trust is a major charity working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Greggs CEO, Roger Whiteside, will also be taking a group of carers from its shops to Buckingham Palace this week to meet with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the President of Carers Trust.
Greggs is proud to support this initiative with a substantial donation; and also during the launch week we dedicated donation buckets in each of our shops nationwide to Carers Trust.

Carers Trust Britain’s Best Breakfast Launch at Buckingham Palace

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In celebration of our partnership with Carers Trust, 15 of our shop team members, who also have carer responsibilities, were invited to the launch of Britain’s Best Breakfast at Buckingham Palace in September. The event was hosted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the President of Carers Trust.


www.carers.org/press-release/greggs-backs-britains-best-breakfast-campaign

About Carers Trust – Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring,
unpaid , for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

…given considerable support to carers of all ages including young carers like 12-year-old Amy who’s told us what life is like caring for her mum, sister and brother…

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One Church 1st nat’l conference : Colin Gregg at conference attended by  Peter Wanless

One Church, 100 Uses

25 March 2011
Gorton Monastery, Manchester

This one-day conference is sponsored by the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church and supported by English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. It will look at ‘The sticky ball principle and the power of connection’, ‘The Church’s role in the Big Society’, ‘The experience of Salford – reinventing communities’ and ‘Unlimited potential – backing people with passion’ as well as a number of other topics and successful case studies.

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which explored how to realise the potential of churches.

The day was comprised of keynote speeches, hands-on workshops, and a competition where churches pitched their project in front of a “dragons’ den-style panel for a prize of £5,000 from UnLtd.

The speeches were from some of the leading thinkers on social enterprise and heritage, including:

Lord Wei, founder of Teach First and Government Adviser on the Big Society

Hazel Blears, MP for Salford and Eccles

Baroness Andrews, Chair of English Heritage

Lord Mawson, social entrepreneur and director of One church,100 uses

Colin Gregg, entrepreneur and lead member of Trinity Gosforth

Anthony Roland, film director and owner of The Roland Collection, the world’s largest collection of films on art

Guy Hollaway, principal partner of Guy Hollaway Architects LLP
Jo Hibbard, Heritage Officer of the Methodist Church
Dr. Jenny Freeman, director of the Historic Chapels Trust
Malcolm McClean, social entrepreneur and director of Bearhunt

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund

Cliff Prior, chief executive of UnLtd
Rowena Francis, moderator of URC Northern Synod



Dr Michael Toman – principal of Feversham in 1996 – Feversham closed in Mar 1997

1996 -2000 – Director Gregg at Feversham/Talbot House Trust

Appointed on 15 November 1996
Resigned on 31 March 2000

July 1996 – the last inspection of Feversham, by Newcastle City Council’s social services department

1997: Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard. The other two complainants came forward after publicity about that case but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

Dec 1996 – Feversham principal is Dr Michael Toman (so Gregg was director at Feversham when Dr Michael Toman was there)

6 December, 1996 (Last Updated: 11 May, 2008)

Feversham is the only residential school in Newcastle upon Tyne for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. It mops up the violent and disruptive pupils other schools cannot cope with and provides care for those whose families are also in crisis or unable to contain them.

Wonder then, at a time when society is crying out for Something To Be Done about disaffected pupils, that Feversham is closing down at Christmas.

It is closing because the region’s local education authorities will no longer give a long-term commitment to the school. Northumberland in particular, which is creating 90 special education places through pupil referral units, has said the 22 children it currently places in the school could fall to as few as six next year.

“Overnight we became uneconomical. Northumberland put the nail in the coffin,” says Dr Michael Toman, Feversham’s principal.There are 37 children aged between six and 13 attending Feversham, an independent establishment set up by MIND, the mental health charity, in the late 1960s to cater for almost twice that number.

Situated on the western edge of Newcastle, it is a low, spacious, modern building, comfortable and well-equipped, set in ample grounds with all the living and school accommodation ranged around the central dining hall. It is run on tolerant, therapeutic principles and aims to re-integrate children back into mainstream education and with their families.

“Our record is good,” says Dr Toman. “One-third of our children return to mainstream school, one-third go on to day special school and only one-third require further senior boarding provision.” A girl with learning difficulties who had suffered sexual abuse was excluded from her special school because she injured a teacher. Another with cerebral palsy was excluded from her special school for the same reason. Children come with bad dreams and chronic bed-wetting, the classic sign of inner turmoil. But these often clear up after time at Feversham.

Michael Toman argues that no matter how many pupil referral units local authorities provide, there will always be children needing residential education. The weekly boarding offered by Feversham provides stability and security, and often helps keep families “who hang by a thread” together. The school employs a social worker to work with families directly.

Staff constantly praise the positives in pupils and challenge the negatives. “When kids come to us they hate school. They hate teachers and so do their parents. We turn that on its head,” says Michael Toman. Children are on first-name terms with teachers and the ethos is one of tolerance and encouragement. “If we stopped every time we got a kick, a punch or a ‘Fuck-off’, we wouldn’t get beyond breakfast. We don’t approve or condone it, but that is the reality. It might sound woolly and liberal but we do challenge them. We just choose our battlegrounds.

“Violence comes from frustration and an inability to communicate, so we give our kids a language that enables them to express their feelings. They learn to listen to other people’s point of view.”

Every week Feversham holds whole-school and group meetings where staff and children review the week’s events and praise or criticise each other. Children have to learn to be the focus of attention.

“These are children who have previously wrecked classrooms and attacked teachers,” says Michael Toman. “They have to learn to sit down and hear other pupils say how horrible they’ve been. This is what group living is all about. Our greatest strength is that we offer consistency of approach over a 24-hour period. A day school cannot provide this.”

Classrooms are colourful and intimate, with a teacher and assistant for every eight pupils. Staff are trained to anticipate and deflect aggression, and how to hold a child who is being violent so nobody is seriously hurt.

Teachers
grow used to verbal abuse one minute and requests for hugs the next. They put in a lot of their own time, taking out pupils who have achieved or been “especially sensible” on a one-to-one basis for trips to McDonald’s or Newcastle’s Metroland. Lorraine Brewis, who teaches the youngest group, says: “They love that special attention. You are more than just a teacher to them. When they have had a bad day they might call you everything from a pig to a dog but when they have calmed down they apologise. They feel so much better if they can do that, it’s a socialising process.

“The children are anxious and disturbed by the closure. It’s a bad time for them. We will all end up with other jobs, but what will happen to them?” Eileen Chapman, a single mother whose only child, David, has been at Feversham for the past two years, says her son “sat and broke his heart” when he learned of the closure. “‘What’s going to happen to me now?’ that’s what he asked.” David, who is 12, was disruptive at middle school and his mother could not cope with him. He spent a short time in foster care. “He would storm out and not come back for hours. There has been a 110 per cent improvement in the past year. I didn’t want him to board but it has been right for him and given me a break,” she says.

Richard and Jacqueline Leightley are concerned for their son Paul, who may have to go to residential school in the Lake District, far from their north-east home. Paul was expelled from his first school at five but has made progress at Feversham. The couple, who are on income support with three other children, are unhappy at the prospect of him being so far away.

Michael Toman is convinced that authorities such as Northumberland will be unable to reduce substantially their need for residential placements. Although Feversham costs Pounds 24,000 per pupil for weekly boarding for 40 weeks of the year, he argues that this is cheap compared to the cost of the family breakdown, police involvement, care and secure units that can follow if children are inadequately catered for at a young age.

Independent residential schools such as Feversham have been out of favour because of some notorious cases of mismanagement and abuse, and because of an emphasis on integration into the community. But Michael Toman believes the pendulum must now swing back. “We are the safety valve. No matter how many PRUs the LEAs open – and the Ridings episode is just the tip of the iceberg – they will fill them and still end up wondering what to do with our sort of kids. They’ll have to send them further afield. Northumberland is looking at schools in the Lake District. Authorities are now panicking about our closure.”

DRAWING THE NATIONAL PICTURE

Despite all the publicity now surrounding disaffected pupils there has been no national survey in the past 20 years on the provision for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

However, the trustees of Shotton Hall, a pioneer EBD school which closed two years ago, have funded research by the University of Birming-ham’s school of education.

Researchers found that from 1987 to March this year, the number of approved independent schools fell by half, from 76 to 35, while the number of local authority EBD schools fell by about 15 per cent. In the first three months of the research alone, seven such schools closed. Head of research John Visser says although some “dross” has gone, “we have lost some very good schools in the past five years”.

The school of education runs the only EBD training course in the country and says it is turning teachers away who want to qualify – at a time when need is greater than ever.

The average annual cost per pupil of an EBD residential school is Pounds 25,000 to Pounds 30,000. Although many of those inspected by OFSTED are classed as failing or needing special measures, John Visser believes the inspectors apply the criteria too rigidly. “If you have had children who have been chucked out of other EBD schools, some of whom have already served custodial sentences and you are keeping them on site, in class and getting them interested in life, death and the universe, you might not be following key stage 3 of the national curriculum to the letter, but you will be achieving a great deal.

“I support the need for residential EBD provision but there has been no research into what is good or effective. That is what I am engaged in.”

These figures are taken from an article by John Visser and Ted Cole for the next issue of the Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties journal entitled : “An Overview of English Special School Provision for Children with Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties.” Contact Alan Rimmer on 01622 843104

www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=18233

Same Dr Toman

TEACHER IN ‘BARE BOTTOM’ PICTURE SCANDAL RESIGNS; Dad Claims Staff Took Snaps of Child’s Behind

July 4, 2009

A HEADTEACHER has resigned amid an investigation into practices at his school where it is alleged he allowed staff to photograph a child’s bare bottom.

Dr Michael Toman, head of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh for the past 10 years, has been on restricted duties for the last 10 months pending the probe.

He announced his resignation last night after being removed from his job along with the school’s child protection coordinator in September.

It comes after the father of a severely autistic child claimed staff kept an 18-month “neglect diary” on his child, who cannot speak, and took photographs of the child’s bare bottom.

He alleged employees at the regional centre of excellence for children with autistic spectrum disorders took the photos without parental consent, and without informing social services.

An independent inquiry was launched by the education authority and bosses at Denbighshire County Council but a report into their findings has been heavily delayed.

At the time, police also confirmed they were investigating a string of staff e-mails raising child protection concerns at the school.

Dr Toman will leave his position at the end of August to “pursue new challenges”, the council said yesterday.

It is not yet known when the report will be completed but the father of the child at the centre of the investigation said he was told it could be a matter of weeks.

Last night, a Denbighshire County Council spokesman said: “Dr Toman had been placed on restricted duties whilst complaints relating to alleged breaches of procedure were investigated. …

www.questia.com/article/1G1-202982049/teacher-in-bare-bottom-picture-scandal-resigns

POLICE and social services officers have confirmed that they are investigating child protection concerns at a North Wales school for children with autism.

Officers were called in to investigate emails from a concerned member of staff at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh late last week.

The move comes after a series of controversies concerning the school, widely regarded as a regional centre of excellence for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Six weeks ago the school’s headteacher Michael Toman was suspended from duties amid a local educational authority (LEA) inquiry into a complaint made by a pupil’s parents.

Two weeks later other parents of children at the school staged a protest at county hall in Ruthin.

Two days later the LEA temporarily replaced Dr Toman with acting headteacher Richard Williams.

Then it was revealed that a 34-page inspection report by the Care Standards Social Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) had identified 21 shortfalls in meeting national minimum standards of care in the residential section of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn.

Now, a member of staff at the school has emailed the Evening Leader claiming they have been threatened with the sack if they speak out about the school’s management.

“Everyone is too scared to speak out.” said one female worker at the school.

She said morale was “very low” and added: “There are some very good dedicated staff at the school who have received no support in their work with what can be very challenging children.”

Last night a North Wales Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that e-mail correspondence relating to child protection concerns at Ysgol Brondyffryn are currently the subject of joint investigation by Denbighshire Social Services and the Police.”

www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/4963-Police%20Probe%20Child%20Protection%20Concerns%20At%20A%20North%20Wales%20Autism%20School

Dr Toman joined the school in 1997 and he has since been instrumental in leading a team that transformed the school from being a special school into a modern, regional centre for autistic students.”

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/inquiry-denbigh-headteacher-resigns-2782492

Last year, a group of parents held a protest over claims that concerns over standards were not being addressed.

A report by the Care Standards Inspectorate identified 14 instances where the school was failing to meet the minimum standards in 2006.

Parents claimed that by 2007 none of the failures had been acted on and there were a further seven instances of the failure to meet minimum standards.

The claims led to some parents of autistic pupils at the school staging a demonstration outside Denbighshire council offices in Ruthin.

Education officials have now confirmed that Dr Toman will officially retire from his post at the end of August.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8132580.stm

In the meantime, Dr Toman has been replaced by Richard Williams, deputy headteacher at St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, pending the outcome of the investigation, expected on October 10.

North Wales Police are aware of the inquiry but are not investigating, a force spokeswoman confirmed.

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/head-let-staff-take-pupils-2807555

Jane Gregg and Brian Roycroft – directors

https://books.google.com/books?id=5ToUAQAAMAAJ&dq=ROYCROFT+AND+GREGG+children%27s+foundation&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=GREGG+

The Community Foundation

The different funds that we hold at the Community Foundation with a sample of case studies:

Greggs

Charity and Trust Funds – Designated – Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

Registered Charity Number: 700510. Limited Company Number 2273708

Brian Roycroft

Individual and Family Philanthropy – Field Interest – Panel Advised (PA)

To help young people who have been in local authority care and are now entering adult life, to achieve their aspirations.

www.communityfoundation.org.uk/connect/funds

apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=700510&SubsidiaryNumber=0

books.google.com/books?id=5ToUAQAAMAAJ&dq=ROYCROFT+AND+GREGG+children%27s+foundation&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=GREGG+

Mike Worthington OBE friend of Brian Roycroft

https://issuu.com/communityfoundation/docs/community_foundation_year_book_2013

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GREGG, Jane Resigned

Correspondence address
Tweed Cottage, Dryburgh, Melrose, TD6 0TQ

Role
Director

Date of birth
September 1948

Appointed before
30 November 1991

Resigned on
13 September 1993

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(Patron)

PERCY, Ralph, 12th Duke Of Northumberland Dl, Mrics Resigned

Correspondence address
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Role
Director

Date of birth
November 1956

Appointed on
20 December 1994

Resigned on
25 October 2001

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ROYCROFT, Eric Resigned

Correspondence address
36 St Georges Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2SY

Role
Director

Date of birth
October 1933

Appointed on
6 October 1994

Resigned on
24 May 2002

Nationality
British

Occupation
Retired

ROYCROFT, Eric Resigned

Correspondence address
36 St Georges Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2SY

Role
Director

Date of birth
October 1933

Resigned on
13 September 1993

Nationality
British

Occupation
Director Of Social Services

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Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard.

The other two complainants came forward following publicity (news reports of that trial have been removed from the internet) about that trial but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

When Gregg faced fresh allegations in 2012, he told police that similarities between the stories put forward by the nine were due to them reading details about the trial in 1997.

Mr Greaney said: ‘He was asserting that those allegations with which you are concerned were copycat allegations.’

He said there was evidence that Gregg ‘finds young boys attractive’ and had a propensity to commit sexual abuse.

Gregg was said to have abused a boy in a school swimming bath, another while letting him drive his car while the boy had hold of the steering wheel.

Mr Greaney said: ‘The overall picture is now of complainants from different backgrounds, across many years, indeed decades, and across many aspects of the defendant’s life, but all making similar allegations against Colin Gregg, namely he has a strong determination to sexually abuse little boys when he gets the chance.’

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3540000/Married-son-man-founded-Greggs-accused-molesting-young-children-strong-determination-sexually-abuse-little-boys.html


1967, Colin Gregg (age 26) was drawn into the family business.1968: Gregg returned to Bakery business and got married.

1969:Gregg returned to teaching, taking a job at St Aloysius, after realising “business wasn’t really for me”

1969 – Feversham School opens just before NAMH adopted the name MIND

1970 Paedophile Peter Righton – Founding member of PIE, advised Home Office on reforms to children’s care home for a report that detailed how new homes should be controlled by local government.Righton gave “considerable assistance” to the governmental report, which credited him as an academic who helped to carve out plans for the training of care home workers.

As part of his research, he would travel to numerous residential centres across the UK.

“He [would] go and interview, in approved schools, individual boys and he certainly went to speak to the heads of homes,” the retired source said.

Righton had allegedly admitted taking “boys out”

1970: Neville Husband moves to Medomsley.

1970 – Gregg returned to working with children but continued to work for the bakery during the holidays and remained a board member.
1971 – he became a social worker, then head of Talbot House (year?), a school for what he termed delinquent children, the court heard.

During the early 1970s Gregg was a children’s officer with Newcastle’s social services department, before later becoming a teacher.
1973 Princess Alexandra patron of NAMH

1974 Talbot House established – maintained special school

Talbot House caters for children with mild to severe behaviour problems and a range of other childhood disorders. Attached to the school, but separate from it is an independent children’s home run by the Talbot Trust. Some children from the home do attend Talbot House but others attend local schools. Talbot House is not a residential school.

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1975 MIND: Peter Righton / Tony Smythe

In October 1975, Righton became chair of a working group for the mental health association MIND, with the assistance of the King’s Fund Centre; this led to the publication of Assessment of Children and Their Families: A Report Produced by a MIND Working Party Under the Chairmanship of P. Righton (London; MIND, 1975).

1976 NAMH became a registered housing association

November 1976 there was a scandal in Newcastle involving a care worker called Hugh Bostock who had abused 55 boys.

1977, 19 September – members of P.I.E. first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square.

1977 Lady Constance Roth JP, Warnock Committee, wife of Sir Martin Roth (McGill University) is governor of Feversham until 1977. (In Newcastle between 1956 and 1977, Martin Roth built a world-class academic department with a wide-ranging research programme which included studies of the psychiatric disorders of old age, mood disorders, and child psychiatry)

1977 – 1984 – Durham County – Medomsley Detention centre – Nevile Husband part of large paedophile ring is neiled in 2003: for eight years for attacks between 1977 and 1984.

1978 Sir Martin Roth Chairman of MIND conference

1978 Brown began working at Feversham

Between 1978 and 1996, when the school closed, Brown launched sex attacks against a number of young boys.

1978 – SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People chaired by Mrs H.M. Warnock

1978- Lady Constance Roth JP member of the Warnock committee

Newcastle City Council.

In 1979, Righton sat on a steering committee to establish a course for training staff to work with disturbed young people, together with John Rea Price, director of Islington Social Services, 1972-92, subsequently the Director of the National Children’s Bureau.
sponsored by Gatsby Trust an offshoot of the Sainsbury Foundation

Righton would likely have been involved officially with Feversham school for disturbed children?


1983 – Members of staff at Feversham School blew the whistle on the two child abusers

1983: Former Feversham teacher David Allnutt resigns in disgust over the way pupils’ allegations of abuse at the school are dismissed.

1983 – The first ever Greggs sponsored Childrens Cancer Run at Gosforth Racecourse

Gregg was at King’s College when he launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run

1985 – King’s College – Check given to Save the Children rep

March 1985 visit to Medomsley by Leon Brittan

June 1985 Report (marked for immediate destruction) into abuse and cruelty at Feversham School

1986 –  Duncan, who worked as a social worker at the Dr Barnardo’s home at Shotley Park moved to Feversham

1987 – Medomsley closed

1987: Former social worker Ian Merry blows the whistle on suspected child abuse, triggering an investigation by the charity Mind.

Whistleblower Ian contacted Feversham’s chair of governors and the mental health charity Mind. The school’s custodian trustee launched an internal inquiry into the allegations. I was interviewed for two days at Mind’s regional headquarters. I named the men and said I had strong suspicions they were abusing children. Those in charge of the inquiry decided not to act

May 1987: Jimmy Savile’s visits to children’s cancer ward Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary – Nurse tells of Savile’s visits:

“He appeared to be in Newcastle for the Great North Run but for whatever reason he was able to visit the RVI.”
He also claimed Savile was formally invited into the building.”The alleged incident in Newcastle is thought to have taken place in the early 1990’s ? when Savile arrived at the hospital unannounced around the time of the Great North Run, which he regularly took part in.”

Savile regularly took part in the run

Jimmy Savile had family in Marsden a few miles down the coast.

Marsden is the finishing line for the Great North Run, the RVI in newcastle is the start line. The RVI is one of the hospitals investigated re Savile.

1987 – The Gregg Charitable Trust was established as a family charity to support local hardship. The charity was given gifts of cash

1988 – The Feversham inquiry concludes and a report states there is “nothing to support allegations of indecency”. Pervert John Leslie Duncan, known as Les, keeps his job as a senior residential worker.

1989 – King’s College – Letter from Parents’ Assoc to Colin Gregg

1990 – Gregg left the then private Kings School to become the full-time administrator of the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

1990: Nevile Husband retires from the prison service and receives an Imperial Service medal for serving with “diligence and fidelity”.

Before 1991 -2001 Director at Greggs

1991 – 1996 THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)

1993 – 1994 THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION TRADING LIMITED (02591794)

1993 New Tyneside Orchestra – compere Colin Gregg / conductor Stephen Pettitt

The NTO has also provided musicians for a number of more diverse events including serenading runners at the finish line of the Great North Run in 2006.

1993 – Greggs – a large grant of £15,000 was awarded to Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

1994 – Greggs Trust establishes the Hardship Fund, with the collaboration of local trusts to support families and individuals in significant need in the North East.

1990 -1994 Serial killer’ Steven Grieveson murdered four teenage boys in a series of killings – has links to Cumbria and to Sunderland

1994 – Christopher Lillie and Dawn Reed, who worked at Newcastle Shieldfield Nursery, were accused of sexual offences, but the charges were dropped at the direction of a judge at Newcastle Crown Court

July 1994 – Jeremy Beecham , founding member of Common Purpose (since 1989) – was the leading Labour figure in local government at the time of the abuse scandal…was found collapsed in his car with a suspected overdose a week before Christopher Lillie went on trial to face abuse charges

Sir Jeremy was both leader of Newcastle City Council, which was responsible for running the nursery, and a partner in the legal firm representing Lillie, a fact the parents of the abused children were unhappy about.

He still is a partner in Henderson, Beecham & Peacock, a major Newcastle solicitors’ practice and at the time was also chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities.

Mid 1990s Gregg  left the the Yellow Brick Road Fund and later joined the Trinity Centre, on Gosforth’s High Street – home to the first Greggs bakery – as its chairman.

1996 -2000 – Gregg Director Talbot House Trust

Appointed on 15 November 1996
Resigned on 31 March 2000

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Michael Toman Head teacher with pupils at Feversham school in Newcastle

London, Greater London, England
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 – 4

July 1996 – the last inspection of Feversham, by Newcastle City Council’s social services department

Dec 1996 – Feversham principal is Dr Michael Toman ( Gregg was director at Feversham when Dr Michael Toman was there)

Mar 1997 – Feversham closes

1997: Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard. The other two complainants came forward after publicity about that case but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

1997 Dr Michael Toman joins Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn school for autistic children in Denbigh

November 22, 1997 national child pornography operation raid including  Durham school

1997 – Greggs Trust as it has become known celebrates its ten year anniversary.

 

1997 – Brother Ian Gregg gets an OBE

Aug 1997 – Op Rose started and 1st trial from that was in 1998.

Op Rose started So Grgg was not directly Op Rose – but maybe what they were finding (and covering up) led to a bigger trawl? (via ww)

1999 – Greggs Breakfast Club is established

December 2001 : John Leslie Duncan is jailed for abusing his position of trust to prey on youngsters at Feversham.

2002 – Dr Lazaro, senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University was criticised for her role in the investigation into” false” claims of abuse at a Newcastle nursery by Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie.

The pair were accused in a Newcastle City Council report of systematic sex abuse of dozens of children at a Newcastle nursery. But Mr Justice Eady declared them innocent of all charges and condemned the report as a legal `shambles.’

...supplying children to a paedophile ring whose members had raped and abused their young victims, and used them in the making of child pornography.

…the local press had begun reporting the case of Jason Dabbs, a young student who had pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting children at another Newcastle nursery.

2003 Neville Husband was jailed for historical sexual abuse as a prison officer at Medomsley detention centre in County Durham

Police investigating sexual abuse at a Durham detention centre say they believe they have uncovered an organised paedophile ring operating in the 1970s and 80s with more than 500 potential victims…. a complex paedophile ring, with many more victims than previously thought.

2006 – Greggs raises £70,000 for BBC Children in Need Appeal in the first year of supporting the appeal

2006 – A team at Trinity Church, in Gosforth, Newcastle, have been planning the attractive community space (the Square) since the church had a pounds 3.25m refurbishment

…the team received a grant of pounds 100,000 from Newcastle City Council.

2007: The CPS decides it is “not in the public interest” to proceed with charges that Husband abused a boy at Deerbolt youth offenders’ institution after he left Medomsley and Frankland.

September 2008 Dr Michael Toman suspended, he resigns in Aug 2009

2008 – TRINITY CENTRE LIMITED (06510855) on Gosforth’s High Street opened – connected to the church

2008 – Northumbria Police deputy chief constable David Warcup replaces Lenny Harper in Jersey

2010: Husband dies.

December 2, 2011: Kevin Brown, known as Ken, of Inchberry Close, Benwell, Newcastle, is jailed for eight years for also abusing boys.

December 8, 2011: Newcastle North MP and Shadow Minister for Children and Young Families, Catherine McKinnell, joins the Chronicle in calling for an official inquiry.

December 14, 2011: Former Feversham teacher David Allnutt dies of a massive heart attack just weeks after his key evidence helps jail Kevin Brown.

2012 – Colin Gregg faced fresh allegations

2012: The Guardian reveals that Husband’s abuse was on a greater scale than previously thought. Police re-open the investigation after more victims come forward.

January 6, 2012: Mind boss Paul Farmer meets the mother of one of the victims for talks.

February 22, 2012: Mothers of Feversham victims form a pressure group.

April 11 2012 The case of Feversham School was considered in full at the Serious Case Review Committee of Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board

April 27, 2012: Northumbria Police sets up an incident room to carry out a major investigation into allegations of abuse at the school.

2012 When Gregg faced fresh allegations in 2012, he told police that similarities between the stories put forward by the nine were due to them reading details about the trial in 1997.

2014: Durham police say they are investigating an organised paedophile ring operating from Medomsley with more than 500 potential victims.

2015 – Duke of York visits Newcastle to launch £2m Children’s Foundation campaign

2015: Lowell Goddard, chairman of the long running Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, announced that Feversham would not be included in the first phase of investigations. A former social worker who worked at Newcastle’s Feversham school today told of his anger that the horrors he witnessed there might never be made public.


Trent‏ @RandolphTrent

Husband & Johnson were both FreeMasons, during the material times many police & other officers were also Masons possibly the same lodge! too

March 1994 when I first made complaints to police about the abuse going on at Told to go home & forget about it! I didnt I fought

 

I even had a Moderator of Husband’s 2 churches say “Don’t they ask for it by getting into trouble in the first place! I couldn’t believe it!

x

Medomsley – Police Incompetence or Corruption?

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/medomsley-police-incompetence-or-corruption/

Former staff members at Medomsley Detention Centre to appear in court over abuse allegations

21 Nov 2017

Seven former workers at Medomsley Detention Centre, in County Durham, are set to face charges in relation to allegations of abuse.

The men have all been summonsed to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 19 to answer charges of misconduct in a public office and physical abuse offences. Some will also answer sexual abuse charges.

The men are Christopher Onslow, 71, Brian Johnson Greenwell, 70, Alan Bramley, 69, John McGee, 73, Kevin Blakely, 65, David McClure, 62, and Neil Sowerby, 61.

Christopher Onslow, John McGee, Brian Johnson Greenwell, and Neil Sowerby, will answer charges of misconduct in a public office, physical abuse and sexual offences.

David McClure, Alan Bramley and Kevin Blakely, will answer charges of misconduct in a public office and physical abuse offences only.

Durham Police launched Operation Seabrook, in August 2013 and is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

So far, more than 1,480 men have contacted the Operation Seabrook team to report allegations of either sexual or physical assaults while detained at Medomsley from the 1960s to when the centre closed in 1988.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Green, vowed the operation will not stop here.

He said: “The Operation Seabrook team and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) remain committed in continuing to move the investigation forward.

“In February this year, we submitted 32 files to the CPS for charging decisions. A number of people are still under investigation.”

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-11-21/former-staff-members-at-medomsley-detention-centre-to-appear-in-court-over-abuse-allegations/


date unknown: Robert Atkinson – Newcastle teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old student. He was fined £200. The headmaster and staff however continued to support him after the his guilt. Member level status in P.I.E


1984 Birthday Honours – Brian Roycroft

Eric Brian Roycroft – Director of Social Services, Newcastle upon Tyne Metropolitan Borough Council.
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Newcastle City Council, Brian Roycroft, and North Wales care homes

On February 16th 2000 under the headline Suffer the Little Children the Newcastle Journal provided the story of one of the victims in Sunderland mentioning that the NSPCC report had referred to a web of institutional abuse and reported that 32 staff had been involved.

The Sunderland Echo also published an editorial Two Decades of Horrific Abuse and an article on the movement of staff suspects between local authorities. The Newcastle Spotlight on Abuse article is important drawing attention to the role of the Director of Social Services Roycroft in relation to the 1976 Hugh Bostock Scandal and his alleged opposition to the proposal for a register of dismissed staff. Cathy Fox’s request for Hugh Bostock inquiry info to be published was refused.

On Feb 17th the Newcastle-based Journal published the story of one victim who contacted them among the 28 who were said to have been assaulted after being placed in Bryn Alyn by the City of Newcastle.

The Feb 17th complainant mentioned that Director of Social Services Brian Roycroft visited the home to open an extension. “It was almost laughable he was singing the praises of the place yet what was going on there was evil.”

Roycroft was Director of Social Services for Newcastle 1971- 1993and before then its Children’s officer, who also acted as Director of Education and Chief Executive for short periods, and was appointed a European Social Commissioner by Margaret Thatcher as well as having a controlling influence within the Association of Directors of Social Services and the advisors to the Association of Metropolitan local authorities.

He commented in what appeared to be a prepared statement “ It is fairly common place to send children with behavioural difficulties to homes around the country, here weren’t the facilities available in the North East. It is perfectly possible that some children from Newcastle and the North East did go to some of the homes in North Wales named in the Waterhouse report. I had 42,000 children in my care during my career and I cannot possible remember where they all went. It is also perfectly feasible that I did visit the Bryn Alyn Home “ It is noteworthy that although he left Newcastle a number of years before he knew the total number of children was over 42,000

“I would often visit homes where children from Newcastle were in care as would social service staff from the city” The article includes comments from the then current Director of Social Services for Newcastle.

In 1987, that is a year after the first complaints about the conduct of the owner of Bryn Alyn were made, Roycroft who was then President of the Association of Directors of Social Service recommended colleagues at the North East Region branch meeting the placement of children in care at Bryn Alyn, speaking warmly of the hospitality he had received. He rarely mentioned his national/internationally activities.

Roycroft also made a point of advising colleagues on another occasion that he sometimes invited children in care to his home.

It was then on morning of the 18th that the Journal posed the question Why were 69 of our Children sent to Bryn Alyn? The key sentence in the article (9) is the reference to a Labour MP Chris Ruane Vale of Clwyd (and still there) wanted Prime Minister Tony Blair to assure him that prominent people had not been left out.

On the 19th the Journal again asked the question Why did they keep sending children? The article refers to the 1988 devastating report of its Director on its Children’s Homes and which included Bryn Alyn.

Roycroft who died in 2002 during the libel action against the Council and the authors of the report on the Sheffield Nursery Scandal (the Chronicle settled out of court) was also the lead member of the team who investigated the conviction of the Calderdale Social Services Director in 1988 (when he was immediate past President of ADSS) for crimes against children in care and Calderdale director was reported to have links with Peter Righton)

In 1994 Roycroft was part of the part Inquiry into Oxenden House.

spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/newcastle-city-council-brian-roycroft-and-north-wales-care-homes/

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Child in Care – Volume 10 – Page 34

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A spokesperson for Greggs, where Mr Gregg held a senior role for 10 years, said: “Colin Gregg has no involvement with Greggs Plc and it would therefore be wholly inappropriate for us to comment on this matter.”

Formerly a director at the baked goods giant established by his father John Gregg in the 1930s, Mr Gregg had previously held the lead role at Kings School in Tynemouth.

During his time there, he launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, now in its 31st year, after pupil Chris Peacock was diagnosed with kidney cancer and given a 30% chance of survival.

Chris Peacock’s cancer was treated by Professor Alan Craft and this year (2013), as in the 20 previous years, he will be taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Since its creation, the events has raised in excess of £5m for North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR), at Newcastle.

He left the prestigious school in 1990 to become the full time administrator with the Yellow Brick Road Fund, a charity set up to raise millions for projects.

The charity later became Children’s Foundation, fundraising for what is now the Great North Children’s Hospital.

Working with Newcastle University’s Dept of Child Health building the Road to Health – current director
Colin Gregg 1996 leaving yellow brick road aka Children’s Foundation charity # 1000013

Working with Newcastle University’s Dept of Child Health building the Road to Health – current director
Colin Gregg 1996 leaving Yellow Brick Road aka Children’s Foundation charity # 1000013

Leaving the post in the mid 1990s Mr Gregg, a father-of-three, who used to work as a children’s officer with Newcastle’s social services during the early 1970s, later joined the Trinity Centre along Gosforth’s High Street – home to the first Greggs bakery – as its chairman.

Opened in 2008 the centre, connected to the church, hosts around 100 activities a week for the community.

www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/colin-gregg-arrested-over-child-4397786

New Square Shaping Up

THE final stages of a town square intended for a leafy Tyneside suburb have been put in place.

A team at Trinity Church, in Gosforth, Newcastle, have been planning the attractive community space since the church had a pounds 3.25m refurbishment in 2006.

But after gaining planning permission, the development was put on the back-burner as the popularity of the new Trinity Centre exceeded expectations.

Attention was turned to creating the half-paved and half-grassed town square, aimed at breathing life back into Gosforth High Street after the team received a grant of pounds 100,000 from Newcastle City Council.

At the time of the planning in 2009, the project was estimated to cost pounds 400,000. It is hoped the space will be used as place to sit, relax and chat, as well as for entertainment such as bands, markets and chess.

Colin Gregg, chairman of the Trinity Centre, said the aim of the square was to bring the local community together.

He said: “The overall aim is that the square will help bring people back on to the High Street and to eventually shop there so trade will pick up.

“Gosforth High Street used to be a thriving area. It was where the bakery Greggs opened its first store and it was a place where people came and talked.

“We want the square to be the heart of the community.”

Since the Trinity Centre reopened in 2008 it has exceeded expectations.

The church now hosts 100 activities a week and has around 2,500 people walking through its doors each week.

www.questia.com/read/1G1-265652147/new-square-shaping-up
(sub site for full article)


Sasha Wass QC, prosecutor in Rolf Harris trial, to lead island sex abuse inquiry

Sasha Wass QC, has been brought into to head an investigation into an alleged cover-up on St Helena and Ascension

20 November 2014

A prominent barrister who successfully prosecuted Rolf Harris will head an investigation into an alleged police and government conspiracy to cover up the widespread sexual exploitation of girls on a British overseas territory.

Sasha Wass QC, has been brought in after a review of child safety on St Helena and Ascension – two tiny and remote islands in the South Atlantic with a combined population of some 5,500 – revealed that a number of paedophiles had escaped prosecution amid claims of police incompetence and corruption.

Social workers said they raised concerns about a paedophile officer but were snubbed and told not to rock the boat and “enjoy the view” on St Helena, famous as the island prison of Napoleon.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/sasha-wass-qc-prosecutor-in-rolf-harris-trial-to-lead-island-sex-abuse-inquiry-9873772.html

FOI release: Sasha Wass QC

1999 Charity bike ride

Morecombe – Skipton – Thirsk – Scarborough

After the success of the first 2 rides we became more adventurous and designed a new coast to coast of our own. This was to give people the chance to complete other ways to cross the country on a bike. The route was designed by Les and went from Morecambe to Scarborough via Skipton and Thirsk.

The 3 day ride included more varied terrain and scenery over 200 miles and had lots of hills, off road tracks, fast road sections and included the first cityworks riders hill climb just for fun. 12 riders signed up for the trip through Settle, Skipton, Pately bridge, Ripon, Thirsk, Thornton le dale, and Scarborough.

This ride was also on a large scale as we had a bus, a 7 ton wagon and 3 outriders from the TA. The back up was great and the route well organised in advance. We also stayed in good quality hotels on the way and provided pleanty of pub stops for a beer or two.

This ride was in aid of three charities: –

  • The Childrens cancer research fund at the R.V.I. Newcastle
  • The Yellow Brick road appeal Newcastle
  • The Evening Chronicle Sunshine fund Newcastle.

We enlisted the help of the Mayor of Morecambe to start the ride and the mayor of Scarborough to meet us at the end.

£3,250 was raised for our chosen charities with the cheque presentation at the Civic centre again with our charity representatives.

http://www.newcastlecityriders.org/Events.html

The Barry Sisters – June, Angela and Ann – were the toast of the North in the late 50s and 60s, performing alongside stars from Cliff Richard to Ken Dodd and Des O’Connor to Morecambe and Wise.
Angela Wright, 79, of New Marske, will join guests in Newcastle on Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Foundation, a charity close to her late sister June’s heart.
June, the only one of the three never to have had children of her own, left the charity PS10,000 in her will after her death in September.

The group had a glittering career which saw them tour the country with a host of household names.

They spent six weeks touring with a young Cliff Richard and although Angela has fond memories of the time she missed out on the chance to have her picture taken with the future superstar – she was giving birth to Martyn. The group’s “fourth member” Sylvia Scarill filled in for her.

She said: “He was very polite and pleasant, but he didn’t socialise much. Sometimes he would rehearse songs with the band in the bus, but most of the time he travelled by car with his own driver.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/spice-girls-60s-anniversary-pledge-9352818

Children’s Foundation Chief Executive Peregrine Solly

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(right) Peregrine Solly (BAE)

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June 2014

The importance of timelines – and the depth of the rabbit hole

Newcastle City Council, Brian Roycroft, and North Wales care homes

Written by a former social work professional who wishes to remain anonymous.

Local publicity about the connection between children and young people in the care and protection of Newcastle City Council and Bryn Alyn only became public in the 2000 with the publication of the Waterhouse Report following the prosecution of a number of individuals for crimes of physical and sexual violence in residential care in Wales

The Mail on Sunday Feb 13th 2000 reported that the £13 million inquiry stopped short of concluding that the abuse was orchestrated by a ring of paedophiles who helped each other to secure top jobs in in the Welsh Care system and which were said to include policemen, public servants and businessmen- this included a Welsh Office Inspector of Homes who was sentenced to 14 years.

12 former children in care were known to have committed suicide because of their experiences.

Locally the first reference to the Waterhouse Inquiry revelations occurred on Feb 15th when the Sunderland Echo commented on the report noting that two weeks beforehand Sunderland’s “longest running child abuse Inquiry collapsed.” The Echo paper appears to be making the point that the passage of time did not appear to have affected the successful prosecution in Wales and other situations.

The point made by the Sunderland Echo back in 2000 has been strengthened for on April 29th 2013, that is another decade after the third Witherwack trial ended, the Director General of the National Crime Agency issued a Public report on the progress of Operation Pallial covering 140 complainants reporting offences in 18 establishments in North Wales 1963-1992 against 84 named individuals. Operation Pallial continues. The 18 page progress report makes reference to the establishment of a review of the working of the Waterhouse Inquiry conducted for the Ministry of Justice by Lady Justice Macur DBE and which published an Issues Paper on January 8th 2013 which included a call of information.

In October 2013 Cathy Fox used an FOI request to ask the Ministry of Justice when the Macur report would be published. Further requests were made in December and May of this year. No date has been fixed.

On February 16th 2000 under the headline Suffer the Little Children the Newcastle Journal provided the story of one of the victims in Sunderland mentioning that the NSPCC report had referred to a web of institutional abuse and reported that 32 staff had been involved.

The Journal article also refers to the Pin Down regime in Staffordshire, to an investigation in Northumberland and the 300 complaints which has arisen to that date as part of Operation Rose.

On February 16th, the Journal also published an editorial covering the Waterhouse Inquiry and the 1998 Utting report

The Sunderland Echo also published an editorial Two Decades of Horrific Abuse and an article on the movement of staff suspects between local authorities. The Newcastle Spotlight on Abuse article is important drawing attention to the role of the Director of Social Services Roycroft in relation to the 1976 Hugh Bostock Scandal and his alleged opposition to the proposal for a register of dismissed staff. Cathy Fox’s request for Hugh Bostock inquiry info to be published was refused.

On Feb 17th the Newcastle-based Journal published the story of one victim who contacted them among the 28 who were said to have been assaulted after being placed in Bryn Alyn by the City of Newcastle.

NB A subsequent report indicated that only a small number had approached Newcastle Police with complaints.

The Feb 17th complainant mentioned that Director of Social Services Brian Roycroft visited the home to open an extension. “It was almost laughable he was singing the praises of the place yet what was going on there was evil.”

Roycroft was Director of Social Services for Newcastle 1971- 1993 and before then its Children’s officer, who also acted as Director of Education and Chief Executive for short periods, and was appointed a European Social Commissioner by Margaret Thatcher as well as having a controlling influence within the Association of Directors of Social Services and the advisors to the Association of Metropolitan local authorities.

He commented in what appeared to be a prepared statement “ It is fairly common place to send children with behavioural difficulties to homes around the country, here weren’t the facilities available in the North East. It is perfectly possible that some children from Newcastle and the North East did go to some of the homes in North Wales named in the Waterhouse report. I had 42,000 children in my care during my career and I cannot possible remember where they all went. It is also perfectly feasible that I did visit the Bryn Alyn Home “ It is noteworthy that although he left Newcastle a number of years before he knew the total number of children was over 42,000

I would often visit homes where children from Newcastle were in care as would social service staff from the city” The article includes comments from the then current Director of Social Services for Newcastle.

In 1987, that is a year after the first complaints about the conduct of the owner of Bryn Alyn were made, Roycroft who was then President of the Association of Directors of Social Service recommended colleagues at the North East Region branch meeting the placement of children in care at Bryn Alyn, speaking warmly of the hospitality he had received. He rarely mentioned his national/internationally activities.

Roycroft also made a point of advising colleagues on another occasion that he sometimes invited children in care to his home.

It was then on morning of the 18th that the Journal posed the question Why were 69 of our Children sent to Bryn Alyn? The key sentence in the article (9) is the reference to a Labour MP Chris Ruane Vale of Clwyd (and still there) wanted Prime Minister Tony Blair to assure him that prominent people had not been left out.

Also regarded of significance is the accompanying piece about one former young man how he had been threatened at gun point by a staff member before insisting on sex. Was their proper investigations of residents reported missing from the home who were never found by their placing local authorities? The Editorial demanded the facts and the inquiry report to be published.

The importance of establishing a timeline database to include the various police investigations and other inquiries is reinforced by the Daily Mail front page headline article on the same morning – Even Worse- suggesting the potential of 11,000 victims based on the Lambeth-centred inquiry Operation Middleton and which also referred to Operation Care Merseyside and to an operation in Birmingham. The Newcastle Chronicle that evening asked for one victim placed at Bryn Alyn by North Tyneside – Why did no one listen to me?

On the 19th the Journal again asked the question Why did they keep sending children? The article refers to the 1988 devastating report of its Director on its Children’s Homes and which included Bryn Alyn.

The 19th saw the Journal report the story of Michelle Atkinson in relation to a Newcastle residential care home. On the same date the Journal reported that David Brushett, the Welsh Office Children’s Inspector who had worked at the former Approved School, Aycliffe County Durham joint secure remand centre and community home with education on the premises from 1967 to 1974 when he had become deputy Headmaster at the school part of the establishment.

The Chronicle then disclosed on February 25th that Peter Howarth who was convicted and sentenced to ten years for crimes at the notorious Bryn Estyn Establishment had worked at the former Axwell Park (renamed Clavering House) Newcastle establishment. The then current Director of Social Services called for any victims to come forward in a Journal article on the 26th.

In 1968 following the conviction of Mary Bell aged 11 years for the murder of two boys, Roycroft then Children’s Officer Newcastle became personally involved with her welfare and was widely praised by the author of two books on the murders and the life of Mary as “one of the finest social workers in the country” and referred to “his passion for “social justice.” quoted in the Guardian Obituary.

As already mentioned in 1976 Roycroft was at the centre of concern about the conviction of Newcastle Residential Home officer Hugh Bostock. The Council has refused to publish its internal report via a Cathy Fox FOI request.

Roycroft who died in 2002 during the libel action against the Council and the authors of the report on the Shielfield Nursery Scandal (the Chronicle settled out of court) was also the lead member of the team who investigated the conviction of the Calderdale Social Services Director in 1988 (when he was immediate past President of ADSS) for crimes against children in care and Calderdale director was reported to have links with Peter Righton)

In 1994 Roycroft was part of the part Inquiry into Oxenden House. A Cathy Fox FOI request for a copy of the report to be published has been refused.

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Aycliffe Shool in Co Durham

Aycliffe’s director, Masud Hoghughi

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/amid-the-nasty-pieces-of-work-in-an-eton-of-child-crime-a-glimpse-of-their-terrible-pasts-life-could-1496281.html

TONY McCAFFREY

Michael Whyte went to Durham in 1977 to make Aycliffe, his acclaimed ITV documentary, the cameras watched Mr McCaffrey

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/i-thought-paul-was-a-success-story-paul-is-dead-aycliffe-durham-is-home-to-some-of-britains-most-1563498.html

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Aycliffe Young People’s Center

Aycliffe Young People’s Center, Darlington, Stockton on Tees

Former County Durham house master cleared of sex abuse

A former County Durham school house master has been cleared of sexual abuse charges after a judge concluded police handling the case acted improperly.

Rod Ryall, 68, of Wheatley Drive, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, had denied 10 counts of indecent assault on three children in the 1960s and 1970s.

The judge hearing the case directed jurors to return not guilty verdicts amid criticism of Durham Police.

BBC News 24/09/10

School master ‘carried out string of sex attacks’

An approved school housemaster who became a scout leader and council director of social services carried out a string of sex attacks on vulnerable boys over a period of years, a court heard today.

Rod Ryall, 68, appeared at Teesside Crown Court charged with 10 counts of indecent assault on three alleged victims during the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1988 he pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault, two counts of gross indecency and one of buggery with boys aged 14 to 17, the jury was told.

Ryall studied physics at Oxford University before taking a PhD in criminology at Cambridge and became a housemaster at Newton Aycliffe Approved School, County Durham, in the mid 1960s.

The prosecution alleges he sexually abused two pupils during his time at the school, where boys who had committed criminal offences were housed and educated.

The Independent 14/09/10

Former house master in sex assault inquiry

AN ex-social services chief has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting youngsters at a North-East children’s centre that has housed some of the UK’s most notorious juvenile criminals.

Rod Ryall, 67, was a live-in house master at Aycliffe Approved School, off the A167, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, in the Sixties.

He was arrested last week and an investigation into the school, now known as Aycliffe Secure Services, is under way.

The Northern Echo 06/06/09

15 years prison for sex shame politician

A FORMER North-East aide of Prime Minister Tony Blair has been jailed for 15 years for an “appalling” string of sex offences against teenage boys.

Martyn Locklin, 41, of Ladybower, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, was found guilty by the jury of eight men and four women at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.

Locklin, a leading Labour party activist in Sedgefield, stood impassively in the dock as the jury delivered guilty verdicts on eight charges, including rape.

Last night, the Labour Party said Locklin, who has shown Mr Blair around the area on several occasions, had no special relationship with the Prime Minister.

Locklin’s barrister, Tim Roberts, said that he would immediately appeal against the conviction. “Martyn Locklin maintains that he is completely innocent of the alleged offences,” he said.

“No conviction based upon the word of self-confessed criminals and perjurers can possibly be regarded as safe.

“Martyn Locklin would like to thank the Newton Aycliffe community for the support which they have afforded his family.”

The former leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council was convicted of two indecent assaults against one teenager; one serious sexual offence, two counts of rape and one of indecent assault against a second youngster; and two counts of indecent assault against a third boy. All the offences took place between 1988 and 1996.

The jury had earlier been directed to deliver a not guilty verdict on one charge of indecent assault on the first boy.

During the three-week trial, the court heard that Locklin, a house parent at Aycliffe Young People’s Centre, had breached his position of trust and abused one teenage resident there, visiting him in his room at night on more than 30 occasions.

A second boy was systematically raped and sexually abused at weekends in Locklin’s home for more than two years, while his partner Denise Anderson and stepsons slept upstairs, the jury heard.

All three members of the family told the court it was “not possible” for the attacks to have happened, and said Locklin was a good father .

The third boy said he, too, had been sexually abused in Locklin’s home over a two-month period. All three said they had been plied with drink and cannabis and were given gifts such as tobacco, clothes and cash to buy their silence.

Judge Peter Fox QC described the abuse as “appalling” and said: “This reflects a gross breach of trust on your part in respect of young boys in their mid-teens, two of whom you owed a particular duty of trust.”

The judge said Locklin had groomed and seduced the boys and added: “The damage, and over such a prolonged period in such a devastating way can hardly be estimated.”

Locklin was sentenced to ten years concurrent for the assault of the first two boys and five years consecutive for the repeated abuse of the third.

The judge placed Locklin on the sex offenders register for life and said: “You will be watched for the remainder of your days. You need to be.”

John Burton, Tony Blair’s agent, said Martyn Locklin had been a hard working councillor. He added: “Obviously our sympathies at this time have got to be with the families and with the victims themselves.”

Bob Fleming, leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council, said: “He’s been found guilty of horrendous crimes and as a result of that he deserves to go to prison for a long time.

“This will come as a shock to many people because he had many friends who stood by him through thick and thin .”

* Detectives last night said they believed there could be more victims of Locklin who were “too ashamed or frightened” to come forward. Anyone with information should contact Newton Aycliffe police on (01325) 314401.

Darlington & Stockton Times 04/07/01
Youth was raped by Tony Blair’s aide, court told

A YOUNGSTER claimed to have been raped once a month for two years by a former aide to Prime Minister Tony Blair, a court heard yesterday.

The young man, who is serving life imprisonment for murder, was giving evidence in the trial of Martyn Locklin, a senior Labour councillor in Mr Blair’s Sedgefield constituency, at Teesside Crown Court.

Mr Locklin, 41, of Ladybower, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, faces three counts of indecent assault against one boy, and two counts of indecent assault against another.

He also faces a charge involving a serious sexual assault, two counts of rape and one of indecent assault against a third boy.

The Sedgefield borough and Great Aycliffe town councillor denies all the charges, which were alleged to have taken place between 1988 and 1996.

Yesterday, the court heard from former employees of Aycliffe Young People’s Centre, where Mr Locklin was employed during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and where one alleged victim claimed to have been sexually assaulted.

Two former night watchmen who worked with Mr Locklin claimed the councillor had smoked cannabis while caring for youngsters at the centre.

And one alleged victim told the court he was raped and sexually assaulted by Mr Locklin weekly for two years while he was aged between 15 and 17.

He said Mr Locklin would give him alcohol and cannabis before sexually assaulting him.

Now in his 20s, he said: “I felt helpless, ashamed and frightened.”

The man, serving a life sentence for murder, said the abuse ended when he pulled a knife on the councillor and ran off.

Tim Roberts, for Mr Locklin, put it to the man that he had lied to a jury during his murder trial and committed perjury, which the man admitted.

Before he had met Mr Locklin, he had been involved in sexual behaviour with a 63-year-old man.

Earlier, the court heard how Mr Locklin was a “strong and manipulative character”.

After leaving the centre, Mr Locklin immersed himself in local politics and by the time he was charged in May he was leader of Great Aycliffe Town Council.

The prosecution claims he abused his position of trust while working as a care worker at the home.

The trial continues.

Darlington & Stockton Times 23/06/01

Independent on Sunday 07/03/93

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Colette L Annesley‏ @ColetteAnnesley

Latest disclosure includes veterinary drugs administered to girls being sexually abused

Staff members speaks of abuse at Gravesend children’s home

06 November 2017

In an exclusive interview with the Messenger, the 62-year-old man, who asked to be referred to as L Simpson, said recalling his time at Kendall House brought back “terrible memories” which made him “feel sick”.

He worked there during the summer of 1975, between years of study at Kingston University, where he was working on a sociology dissertation. He was offered work there through his flatmate, whose father was a vicar with connections to Kendall House.

Mr Simpson, who was 20, soon realised it was not the placement he was expecting.

“I started on the same day as another chap called Ron. He had very little experience, and I had only done some volunteering at a short stay unit in Putney over Christmas,” he said. “We were asked to wait in the garden and this young guy came up to me and said, ‘I would ask to leave here. What goes on here isn’t right’.”

Last year’s report named Doris Law as the home’s superintendent and its chief psychiatrist was Dr Perinpanayagam.

But Mr Simpson said in his experience another woman seemed to be in charge.

He said: “The first thing she said to me was, ‘I will ask you to do things and I will only ask once’, so it felt almost like a prison camp.

“She was a very large lady, very overbearing physically, and the way she spoke was like one of those army marshals you seen in movies. It frightened the life out of me.

“There was an oppressive atmosphere. It reminded me of Clockwork Orange. But the feeling I got was that the behaviour had become so normalised. Any sense of child care was nonexistent and the atmosphere was of secrecy.”

Mr Simpson’s job was mostly to keep the girls in line from moment-to-moment, and it was obvious there was something wrong.

It was a rare instance when they were not reeling from the effects of drugs, but it had become so routine that they thought nothing of it.

Mr Simpson and Ron saw some of the girls’ files and secretly took notes on what was being administered, but nobody would acknowledge their concerns.

“I sent a letter to the Guardian and heard nothing,” said Mr Simpson.

“I went down to the National Council for Civil Liberties in Euston and spoke to this chap. He sympathised but said he had nothing to go on as hand-written notes wouldn’t get very far in court.

“From what I’d heard other people had reported it to the police in Gravesend but they were doing nothing, so I didn’t see the point.”

Mr Simpson said the girls’ records showed they were being given drugs at every meal. He also saw one girl kept in a cell for almost 24 hours for trying to run away.

Mr Simpson stayed in another property nearby and recalled neighbours complaining about screams coming from the home.

“It’s really upsetting that we tried to do something and got nowhere,” said Mr Simpson.

“Until the report came out I had tried to bury it. It brings back terrible memories and makes me feel sick.

“Not enough people wanted to say anything at the time and it makes me so angry.”

Mr Simpson still has the notes he took secretly of drugs administered to girls, listed under “breakfast, tea and supper” and some poured into cups of tea.

He noted oxytetrin, a veterinary product used to treat infections, thioridazine, used to treat schizophrenia and psychosis, and dalmane, which is for insomnia.

“Some of the girls had pretty troubled backgrounds but I didn’t see any behaviour that suggested they were any different or outlandish,” he added. “It’s an emotional time for young teenagers going through physical and emotional changes.

“Drugs are not the way to deal with these problems. These were young kids. It’s just awful.”

This year it also emerged that the priest overseeing Kent social services while Kendall House was open never reported staff to police.

In an interview recorded in 2006, and since uploaded to the British Library’s sound archive, the Rev Nicolas Stacey said that youngsters in care could be “incredibly manipulative” and make things up.

Mr Stacey was a director of social services from 1974 until 1985. Kendall House was shut down the following year.

Girls were injected with drugs, locked in an isolation room, kept in straitjackets, given electric shock treatment at a mental health hospital and raped.

Despite such crimes being reported by the children at the time, staff were told never to go to the police.

Dr Sue Proctor chaired the review into the home and described it as “the most troubling thing she had ever worked on”. She had previously chaired the investigation into disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile.

She tweeted that the interview was “appalling” and Mr Stacey had “failed” those at Kendall House.

A spokesman for Kent County Council said at the time the interview would be investigated.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/inmates-were-given-drugs-with-134688/

Teresa Cooper‏ @Teresacooper

Bishop James wanted a well known ex council leader with a shocking history of child abuse failures & his mates wife on the KH review panel.

Kendall House campaigner finds more links between Kent social services and notorious C of E children’s home

3 October 2017

A SURVIVOR of the Church of England-run children’s home Kendall House has called for a fresh inquiry into its links with Kent social services and the Anglican priest who ran the department.

Teresa Cooper, whose campaigning led to compensation payouts and eventually an independent review by the dioceses of Ro­­­chester and Canterbury, has unearthed docu­ments that demonstrate a new connection between the social-services department of Kent County Council (KCC) and the girls-only children’s home in Gravesend.

The Revd Nick Stacey, who died earlier this year (News, 12 May), was director of Kent social services from 1974 to 1985, at the same time as staff at Kendall House were drugging, straitjacketing, and physically and sexually abusing vulnerable girls (News, 15 July 2016).

Earlier this year, an interview with Mr Stacey emerged in which he said that his policy was to never report staff accused of abuse to the police because children in care routinely lied (News, 7 July).

In a letter to Mrs Cooper in August, KCC said that it knew of no “direct link or relation­ship” between Kendall House and the former director of social services.

Mrs Cooper has since obtained a copy of a letter from March 1976, however, which suggests that Mr Stacey was directly involved in arranging the adoption of a baby born to a 14-year-old girl living in Kendall House. In the document, Mr Stacey asks the girl’s GP whether there is any history of hereditary medical conditions in the girl’s family which the child could inherit.

Between 1976 and 1986, KCC placed six teenage girls, between the ages of 13 and 16, at Kendall House, which was jointly overseen by the dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury.

Other files obtained by Mrs Cooper reveal that the girl’s social worker told superiors at the Kent social services about his concerns about Kendall House: in particular, the highly negative approach of its staff, and their re­­liance on drugging the girls to ensure com­pli­ance.

“I have long doubted the effectiveness of Kendall House as a treatment option,” the social worker wrote. “Throughout 1975, I became increasingly concerned about the atti­tude among the staff at Kendall House to­­­wards the children in their care.”

The staff used a lot of “negative condition­ing”, which could be connected to their “reli­gious philosophy”, he said. Some of them re­­peatedly referred to the children as “animals”. “I cannot remember any of the staff making a positive comment about this child throughout the whole of 1975.”

The superintendent who ran the home, Doris Law, at one point told the social worker that the 14-year-old girl had disclosed that she had been sexually abused by her father when a young child.

“With [the girl] sitting on Miss Law’s lap, the child had been encouraged to demonstrate how, apparently, she had been penetrated by her father,” he wrote in his report. Miss Law then took the girl to an Anglican church for her to receive “absolution”, he said.

The social worker also questions the appro­priateness of the medication repeatedly given to the girl.

The documents reveal that, as soon as the Kendall House staff realised that she was pregnant, they stopped giving her drugs, some of which were noted as possibly causing med­ical problems for her unborn child.

“In view of [the girl]’s condition, and the drugs she was taking in very early pregnancy, this child may well be at risk physically,” one of the staff members had written.

“Because of [the girl]’s very poor physical condition, and her need for medication on her return to Kendall House at the beginning of last Sep­tember, prognosis for the baby is uncertain,” Miss Law wrote in the files.

This report, and its conclusions on Kendall House, were sent to the senior research officer at KCC’s social-services department, Dr Roger Morgan, but there is no evidence that it was acted on. The abuses at Kendall House were finally revealed by a TV documentary in 1980.

The C of E’s review of Kendall House, which published in detail the trauma suffered by girls who lived there, looked only at the running of the home itself, and the part played by the Church, and did not enquire into links with Kent’s other social services or Mr Stacey.

Mrs Cooper said that the only way forward now was to reopen the independent review of Kendall House. “I did have my concerns about adoptions in the first place, and the Church of England refused to include it in the terms of reference.

“The review should have picked up on [Mr Stacey’s involvement]; it shouldn’t have been me who found out all this information now.”

A spokeswoman for the dioceses said that, after his interview came to light, church officials had looked in vain to see whether Mr Stacey, who had permission to officiate in the diocese of Canterbury, had ever visited Kendall House or been implicated in the scandal.

“These documents appear to highlight pre­cisely what was made clear in the Kendall House review: that the level of care offered to residents was severely lacking,” a statement from the dioceses said.

A spokesman for KCC said: “We have every sympathy for Mrs Cooper because of the abuse she undoubtedly suffered at Kendall House. However, this was a Church of Eng­land, rather than KCC, establishment and Mrs Cooper was placed there by another local authority. …”

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/13-october/news/uk/kendall-house-campaigner-finds-more-links#.WeA1PfNQ0uw.twitter

Community youth service campaign gets a rough reception

The Guardian, 14 May 1981

Nick Stacey, chairman of Youth Call and director of Kent’s Social Services departmentDavid Steel, Alf Morris, Anthony Steen, Cardinal Hume and Sir Peter Parker

Jimmy Savile At Launch Of New Railcard For Disabled.: Sir Peter Parker Chairman of British Rail’s latest member of the family of Railcards – for Disabled

Teresa Cooper @Teresacooper

And these two have a long history with Stacey

 

Teresa Cooper @Teresacooper

They knew the drugs caused birth defects. They all knew. The CofE didnt want people to know they adopted babies out from kh & 7 other units
They kept all that out of the steered review.
The CofE have treated me so bad bc they hate me for exposing KH and latest news. They use their PRs to spout scripted crap unchallenged.
CofE delib withheld the KH addendum report for a month & released it at Xmas & delib snubbed it bc I was in it. Care? I dont think so.
CofE did in fact delib lie in KH review TofR & to exclude me & my 30yr fight for justice + 100% delib excluded me from KH reunion. They lie
The insurance.. Teresa has the doc evidence in case their main story is challenged. He was challenged and they all left me to deal with it.
I gave them confidential info & they took sound bites of Nazir Ali & used it on someone elses story when it was me he was talking about.

More than 100 victims now in Derbyshire’s biggest child abuse scandal

May 29 2017

More than 100 alleged victims of horrific experiments and abuse at a Derbyshire hospital have now come forward – making it the county’s biggest-ever probe into crimes against children.

Police are investigating the actions of controversial medic Dr Kenneth Milner at Aston Hall Hospital in the 1960s and 70s, where he is accused of pumping vulnerable youngsters with drugs to correct “deviant” behaviour.

Dianne Collins, of Nelsons Solicitors in Lodge Lane, Derby, represents around 30 people.

She said: “I have never come across a case like this before, it’s the biggest we’ve ever done or are aware of in terms of people coming forward.

And I think this is just the tip of the iceberg, there will be a lot of other people out there who have not come forward or who might have died which is very sad because they will not be able to get justice.

One hundred and five is a very high number and I suspect the national coverage this story has received would have meant more people coming forward.”

Richard Scorer, who has been described as one of Britain’s leading specialists in the field of abuse law, said the Aston Hall case was “major”.

Mr Scorer, who works at legal firm Slater and Gordon, said: “This is highly serious and one of the biggest abuse scandals in a mental health institution. It’s is very substantial.

“It looks like Dr Milner had a complete liberty to abuse and it appears there were no safeguarding procedures in place to stop that happening. I have represented 168 alleged victims of Jimmy Savile but that was across various institutions but this is just one.

“Somebody like this would have had a lot of power over very vulnerable victims, especially because this was in a mental health setting. They could not leave and anything they said against him would not be believed.”

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/lawyers-say-this-is-the-biggest-child-abuse-scandal-they-have-come-across-in-derbyshire/story-30355797-detail/story.html#lSqtF4uusExoZOcJ.99

Aston Hall: 58 crimes recorded at former Derbyshire mental hospital

 April 13, 2017

THE SECRETS OF ASTON HALL, DERBYSHIRE

ASTON HALL HOSPITAL, DERBYSHIRE

PROLIFIC ABUSE & EXPERIMENTATION ON CHILDREN

 

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Aston Hall is a former stately home which was turned in to an auxiliary hospital during the First World War, before then being sold by the owners and becoming a state secure psychiatric hospital.  It housed adults but, unbeknownst to many local residents, also contained a childen’s wing.

In 2016 it was announced that a number of former patients had come forward to allege the most appalling systematic abuse as well as claims of being used as ‘guinea pigs’ for medical experiments by the head physician.  Many of them were just children at the time.

In 2016, DI Simon Tunnicliffe of Derbyshire Police confirmed that a number of allegations had been made and that the police were “working with partners to assess the nature of the allegations“.

Deputy Director at NHS England (Midlands and East), Sylvia Knight, issued a statement:

NHS England is aware that historic abuse allegations have been made in relation to residents of the former NHS learning disabilities facility at Aston Hall, Derby.

A complex enquiry process has been established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in line with its published procedure.

It is important that anyone who feels they have been a victim receives support and we are talking with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that it and other organisations provide all necessary help and support.

Nottingham’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, confirmed that Aston Hall was featuring within two ongoing police probes.

2017: It is confirmed that an investigation is ongoing in to allegations of abuse at Aston Hall, and that former patients would also be giving evidence to the National Child Abuse Inquiry (IICSA).

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The Hospital:

I happened to stumble across a book on Amazon written by Barbara O’Hare, entitled ‘The Hospital: How I survived the secret child experiments of Aston Hall’ (available in both paperback and on Kindle).  When I began reading Barbara’s appalling recollections of her experience (and many other girls) being transferred from The Cedars Children’s Home to Aston Hall and being systematically abused and experimented on, I was appalled.  I’d never heard of Aston Hall and the only other experimentation I’d heard about was Kendall House, where Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam (referred to by some as the British Dr Mengele) was routinely drugging girls, who were then being abused.

At the age of 12, Barbara was sent from The Cedars home to Aston Hall, where she was immediately drugged into a vegetative state before swiftly experiencing something that was known as ‘the treatment’.  It involved Dr Kenneth Milner – the head physician, a sedative type drug, abuse and a photographer.

The book itself is an eyeopener.  It is obviously very difficult to read given the subject matter, but it is well written and engrossing.  I read it within 24 hours and felt compelled to look into it and put together this blog post.  It’s yet another example of the state’s secret and shameful treatment of the most vulnerable in our society.

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Dr Kenneth Milner:

Dr Milner had a long and distinguished career.  Working for the Home Office, he was a former medical officer at Dartmoor Prison and worked at both Broadmoor and Rampton, as well as spending 30 years at Aston Hall from 1947-1975, despite having had no training as a child psychiatrist.  As a member of the Education Standing Committee for the Royal Medico Psychological Association (with William Sargant) from 1953–54, he also contributed to debates on ‘mental deficiency‘. He died in 1976.

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Sodium Amytal:

Sodium Amytal is a drug commonly known as ‘truth serum’.  It is a psychoactive drug that was used in psychiatric treatment in an effort to obtain information from subjects who are unable or unwilling to provide it otherwise.  It is now widely banned.

Ether:

Once patients had been injected with Sodium Amytal, a mask was placed over their face and drops of ether were put on a pad under their noses.

Cases:

1959: A mother held a protest against issues surrounding her sons death at Aston Hall.  Barry Wright was 24 years old when he drowned after absconded from Aston Hall.  His mother, Gertrude Wright, claimed that she and her husband were not told of their son’s death until two weeks later and had also been buried in an unmarked grave 30 miles away from his home.  An open verdict was recorded.

1972: A board of inquiry was held into allegations by Thomas Brindley of ill-treatment towards his son, Robert, who was aged 37.  He claimed his son had been ill-treated and injured.

2002: Nurse, Donna Roulston, aged 27, was struck off after being found guilty of assaulting patients within Aston Hall.

Media:

What Happened at Aston Hall Hospital? – BBC Radio 4 podcast from July 2016.  A full transcript is available at the bottom of this blog post.

Jason Stubbings injected and abused – BBC interview from February 2017, with a former patient who was just 14 when he was placed in Aston Hall.

Further reading:

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/the-secrets-of-aston-hall-derbyshire/


Dr Kenneth Milner, right, is accused of abusing patients at Aston Hall.

Dr Kenneth Milner, right, is accused of abusing patients at Aston Hall.

Police investigate 58 allegations of abuse against doctor at a former mental hospital where child patients were drugged and thrown into padded cells

  • Doctor who died 41 years ago is being investigated on child abuse allegations
  • Kenneth Milner ran Aston Hall Children’s Hospital in Derbyshire for 28 years
  • He is accused of injecting children with truth serum before assaulting them
  • Police have confirmed they are looking into 58 allegations of abuse against him 

Police are investigating 58 allegations of abuse against a late doctor at a former mental hospital where child patients were drugged and thrown into padded cells.

Police are investigating 58 allegations of child abuse against Dr Kenneth Milner, pictured, who died 41 years ago

Police are investigating 58 allegations of child abuse against Dr Kenneth Milner, pictured, who died 41 years ago

A string of allegations have been made against Dr Kenneth Milner, who died 41 years ago, about his conduct at Aston Hall Children’s Hospital near Derby, of which he was in charge.

The psychiatrist and hospital chief superintendent is alleged to have injected children with the truth serum sodium amytal before sexually abusing them.

Dozens have said Milner, who had previously worked at Broadmoor and Rampton hospitals was trying to ‘normalise’ naughty children.

He died in 1976 just one year after he left the institution, having worked there between 1947 and 1975.

Police launched Operation Hydrant with health and social workers to investigate the abuse claims.

Yesterday officers confirmed they were investing 58 allegations of abuse against Milner with more potential victims coming forward.

Writing a letter to the alleged victims, Derbyshire Police said they have recorded ’58 crimes regarding various offences involving the actions of Dr Milner and treatment at Aston Hall’.

It reads: ‘I am satisfied that all former residents who have indicated they wish to be contacted by the police have been identified and approached, in addition to this we are continuing to see further individuals coming forward.

David Martin,  alleges Dr Milner ‘injected him with something’ and then gave him ether to ‘make him go to sleep’, leaving him unable to remember what happened to him

‘This is currently being reviewed I will then make a decision as to which staff members will be approached by the investigations team.

‘We are now in possession of a report regarding the practices at Aston Hall. Based on this, we are currently in the process of recording various crime types in relation to accounts given by former residents.

‘Once we are satisfied all accounts have been obtained, we will prepare a report for consideration of the Crown Prosecution Service.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to re-emphasise that, although this work is extremely time consuming, the investigation team remain focused and committed to establishing the facts as to what took place.’

David Martin, 55, claims he was abused twice by Dr Milner at Aston Hall while aged 12 and 13, including on his first day at the hospital.

The father-of-five said: ‘I was kicking and screaming on my way to Aston Hall. I remember being with some people from social services.

‘When I was there, I was grabbed and put in a cell. That night Dr Milner and two nurses came into the cell.

Dr Milner worked at Aston Hall, pictured, for 28 years and several patients have come forward with allegations against him

Dr Milner worked at Aston Hall, pictured, for 28 years and several patients have come forward with allegations against him

‘He gave me an injection and put a mask on me when I was tied down. He then gave me ether. But after that I don’t remember what happened. It made me go to sleep.

‘I was experimented on while I was asleep. It happened to me twice and it was wrong.

‘Once you’re in a place like that and things happen, it’s sick. It stays on your mind and people have wrongly labelled me in life because I stayed there.’

He claimed the abuse has caused him to ‘struggle with relationships and trusting people’.

He added: ‘They made me feel mentally ill by being there but there was nothing wrong with me.

‘I was never perfect and I did get in trouble. But there was nothing wrong with me.’

Mr Martin said he was relieved the police were investigating Mr Milner over the allegations.

Mr Martin said he was 'relieved' police had launched the investigation

Mr Martin said he was ‘relieved’ police had launched the investigation

He said: ‘It’s a very good feeling because finally someone has listened to what we said.

‘Finally, we can say for certain that what happened to us was wrong.

‘It should never have happened. What we went through was terrible. I’m very pleased with the police investigation.

‘They have been thorough and expert. It’s been complex for them and us.

‘Now I know many victims want to continue to push and get a conclusion to this.’

Another alleged victim, Trevor Bell, 62, claims he was forced to take drugs when he was 13 after Milner labelled him an ‘uncontrollable child’.

Mr Bell, who now lives in Sydney, had been in and out of care homes since the age of two.

He said: ‘When I first went in I thought it was going to be just another home but it wasn’t.

‘I couldn’t run away from this one. I met Dr Milner on my second day and he explained about my treatment.

‘He called it narco analysis but it was sodium amytal. They stripped me, put me in a padded room, everything was white.

‘They gave me an injection, then put a pad over my face, covering everything except my nose. And then he poured ether on my face.

‘They said they wanted to find out where things had gone wrong when I was a kid, why I was misbehaving. I was 13 years old. I didn’t understand a thing.’

Police say they are now in possession of a report regarding the 'practices' at the hospital, pictured, under Dr Milner's charge

Police say they are now in possession of a report regarding the ‘practices’ at the hospital, pictured, under Dr Milner’s charge

Mr Bell is now working with a lawyer to get his medical records.

Sodium amytal is a strong barbiturate described as a ‘truth serum’ because it makes the recipient lose all inhibitions.

Mr Bell added: ‘According to Dr Milner we were out of control kids. We were an experiment.

‘We had no rights, no love, nothing. Just a piece of meat for someone to play with.’

Amanda Solloway, MP for Derby North, who raised the issue in Parliament, said: ‘I think it’s very important that this has come in the public domain and the update from the police shows that anybody who was ever abused at any point in their life should feel confident to come forward because it will be taken seriously.

‘Crimes have been identified and that is positive. I want to thank the police as well. This is an ongoing investigation that has been detailed and shows they are taking this seriously.’


 

I have a growing list of units that have a 75 yr + blocks on the files.

Units that drugged children are heavily protected. The iiCSA cherry pick

In fact, there was quite a few on a block re CofE

I found 1 on the CofE & it was about a child abused.


Mar 11

Teresa Cooper, abused at Kendall House in Gravesend, lodges complaint against Kent police

In 2009 Kent Police carried out an investigation into the way it had handled allegations of abuse at the home, but found insufficient evidence to pursue charges against those responsible.

After the full extent of the abuse at the Pelham Road home was finally revealed by an independent review last year, the force received a Freedom of Information request for the disclosure of their 2009 report.

Ms Cooper claims the police report clearly identifies her and has begun the process of complaining to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for what she views as a breach of data protection.

She said: “I do not think it is appropriate for police to send out confidential information that survivors of abuse have given to them in confidence, even if they have put their life in the public domain.

“There’s a lot of information that I never put in the public domain that was in that report.

“The police had no right to send out that kind of information, whether it’s me or anyone else.”

A police spokesman confirmed the force had received a complaint regarding the disclosure of the 2009 review, but said it would not be recorded.

They said: “The review had been redacted to remove any personal or identifying features.

“The elements of the complaint were considered but it was decided the complaint should not be recorded as such.

“The complainant was provided with details of how to appeal to the Independent Police Complaints Commission should they not agree with the decision.”

Kent Police was criticised in last year’s independent review, which was commissioned by the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev James Langstaff, in January 2015, after years of campaigning by Ms Cooper.

Meanwhile, Ms Cooper has stopped pursuing legal action against the church over birth defects suffered by the children and grandchildren of former residents due to costs.


Update:

‘I was tied up, drugged and abused at the age of 12 – by a doctor’

Liverpool woman Barbara O’Hare has written a book about how she survived secret medical experiments

3 FEB 2017

“I didn’t understand what sexual abuse was because I was a 12-year-old kid – a very naive 12-year-old kid. And I was in a hospital where I thought I would be safe.”

Barbara O’Hare, now 58, is sitting in her Liverpool home and painfully reliving the trauma of her childhood.

She has lived here since escaping the hell she documents in shocking detail in her book The Hospital: How I Survived The Secret Child Experiments At Aston Hall (to be published on February 9 by Blink, £7.99).

 

Dr Kenneth Milner

More than 50 alleged victims have claimed Dr Milner tied them down, injected them and pumped them with high-dose drugs before questioning them about their experiences as a child. Others claim they were sexually abused by Dr Milner, who died in 1976.

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/aston-hall/story-30115144-detail/story.html

 

The former Aston Hall Hospital was in Derbyshire and the activities of the late Dr Kenneth Milner, who was Aston Hall’s head physician from 1947 to 1975 and died in 1976, are currently the subject of a major police and NHS investigation.

Barbara says: “Milner left me confused, traumatised and very, very frightened – and he destroyed my mind, body and soul.”

Brought up in the Midlands, Barbara had an extremely unstable and fragmented childhood – spending much of it with foster parents and in children’s homes. She did know her dad, but for many years didn’t know if her mum was alive or dead, saying: “I don’t know if dad was trying to protect me or spite her.”

Eventually she ended up at Aston Hall Hospital which, before 1948, was known as the Nottingham Corporation Home for Mental Deficients.

Barbara explains: “I was apparently sent there because I had behavioural problems, but I wasn’t the problem – the adults were always the problem.”

Of her nightmare time at Aston Hall, Barbara says sodium amytal, a barbiturate derivative with sedative-hypnotic properties, was used by Milner, supposedly aimed at correcting bad behaviour.

She says: “I would be tied up and injected by a nurse as I lay on a mattress in a padded room and left feeling like a piece of stone, with every muscle frozen.

“Then Milner came in and put three cushions next to the mattress and lay down on them. I never saw the mask he put on my face coming, but I remember it hurt my skin – and ether was then dripped on it which made me go unconscious.

“Along with many others, I was sexually abused and experimented on. But I actually think the worst thing he did was label us. He was happy to label us ‘mental defectives’ in a bid to justify his sick experiments.

“It is my feeling he was knocking us out on order for paedophiles. I have no photographs of myself as a child and it kills me to say this and makes me feel sick to the stomach, but in my heart I believe the only pictures of me that will exist could be in the possession of paedophiles – I am sure pictures were taken as I was lying in that room.”

“Milner was at the hospital from 1947 until 1975 – who knows how many more people like me there could be? My Facebook group (Survivors of Aston Hall) currently has between 30 and 45 active members, depending on how they are coping at any given time, but I think my book will open the floodgates.”

Since leaving the hospital, Barbara’s life has often been troubled and traumatic – it has included spells of being homeless and living on the streets of London, while she spent years hitting brick walls and being wrapped up in red tape as she tried to make sense of what happened to her as a vulnerable 12- -year-old and get hold of her medical files.

She was also diagnosed with cervical cancer and credits Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital with saving her life.

And today she says: “I want closure. I want to know the full truth of what happened. I can’t see there ever being a conviction. Milner is the person who should have been convicted but that can’t happen. I would have liked to have seen him treated like we were – locked in a dark room and feeling terrified.

“I want an apology but I don’t think the powers-that-be know how to say sorry. It would be a fake apology if it comes.”

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police confirmed investigations were ongoing.

And a spokesman for Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “The allegations of historical abuse in the 1960s and 1970s at… Aston Hall Hospital are very serious. These allegations are being investigated by a partnership of agencies, including health and the police through the Derbyshire safeguarding children board.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further while these investigations are underway.”

Stephen Edwards, a solicitor from Liverpool-based Armstrongs Solicitors, is representing Barbara and other alleged victims of Dr Milner, and has previously said: “We represent a number of individuals in respect of civil claims for damages arising out of the subject matter. Our aim as solicitors is to support our clients during this difficult and upsetting process, but further to ensure that they are compensated for the atrocities in which they have sadly been involved.

“We would prefer not to comment further as to any specifics of the cases, save to say that we are satisfied that our clients have strong cases.”

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/i-tied-up-drugged-abused-12554171

Home channelled girls to ‘truth serum’ hospital

  • 5 February 2017

Girls in local authority care may have faced experimental drug treatment after being channelled via a remand home.

Breadsall Remand Home in Derby took girls from the Midlands and Yorkshire and sent many to Aston Hall Hospital.

The hospital has been accused of using a discredited “truth serum” therapy on patients as young as 11.

An ex-patient said the revelation made her “disgusted to the pit of my stomach”.

 
Dr Kenneth Milner, Aston Hall’s medical head, is accused of carrying out traumatic “therapies” on children

Aston Hall in Derbyshire was opened in the 1920s for those deemed to have mental health problems. It could cater for about 100 children of both sexes, but took adults as well.

It closed in the 1990s but comments on a website about derelict buildings brought its grim history to light.

Former patients began to swap experiences, describing Aston Hall as “pure hell” and “a horrendous place”.

This put the focus on Dr Kenneth Milner, who took over the centre in 1947.

 
Sodium amytal, a so-called truth serum, was originally used on traumatised soldiers

A treatment run by Dr Milner saw patients, including a number of children, being isolated, stripped and drugged, according to claims.

Records show he was using sodium amytal and may have been employing “narcoanalysis” – a military method for treating servicemen with repressed traumatic experiences, which was largely abandoned after World War Two.

This evidence, combined with a lack of published research and few medical records, have led to Dr Milner’s methods being called into question.

Many former patients have spoken of the trauma of the process, with some claiming to have had false memories of abuse suggested to them and even been sexually abused by Dr Milner.

But new research has shown there was a system for bringing children, particularly girls, to Aston Hall.

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 Inspection reports revealed doubts about Dr Milner’s treatments in the 1960s

The National Archives show a single remand home may have made hundreds of girls available to Dr Milner, despite the doubts of regulators.

These documents show Dr Milner was available to provide psychiatric reports for those admitted to the Breadsall Remand Home for Girls as far back as 1964.

The home, which held about 20 children at any one time, mostly served the Derby and Nottingham areas, but took girls from at least 11 other local authorities, including Sheffield, Leicester, Coventry and Stoke.

The same year, the home’s committee asked the regional board to consider the appointment of a children’s psychiatrist, rather than Dr Milner and Aston Hall, as “more appropriate” to its work.

 Former patient Barbara O’Hare finds it hard to even look at the Breadsall home – now a private building

But a 1966 report shows Dr Milner was still examining girls at the home, and a year later councils were recorded as using it “as a means of bringing very disturbed girls to the attention of Dr Milner”.

An inspection in February 1971 said “Dr Milner continues to be associated with this remand home through… the superintendent. He sees cases at her discretion.”

The superintendent, recorded as Miss IP Brookes, is believed by police to have died. Dr Milner retired in 1975 and died shortly after.

 

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Barbara O’Hare was 12 when sent from Coventry to Breadsall, where she said she was visited by Dr Milner.

“He came in and said ‘poor girl’ and stroked my hand.

“He said: ‘Would you like to come to hospital?’ and I thought it would be an escape. I was expecting grapes and comics.”

Ms O’Hare, who had always been confused by how she came to be in Derby, has waived her right to anonymity to publicise what happened at Breadsall and Aston.

At the hospital she said she was taken to a bare room, given sodium amytal and subjected to “terrifying” questioning.

She said about the latest revelations: “I am disgusted to the pit of my stomach and I am shocked. Everything has gone together like a jigsaw.

“Everything that I’ve been trying to prove and say for years is there now. This proves a lot of people stories.”

Ms O’Hare is among 30 former patients who have submitted a claim for compensation to the Department for Health through a solicitor. Other claims are also believed to have been submitted.

A spokesman for the department said the matter was under investigation.

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board, a multi-agency body including police, health and social services, says it is working to ensure the allegations are thoroughly investigated and the appropriate support is in place for people who need it.

Det Insp Gemma Booth from Derbyshire Police said: “The scale and nature of this inquiry naturally means that this is protracted and complex.

“The investigation team have focused on meeting former residents of Aston Hall Hospital as well as identifying and tracing other witnesses who can offer their recollections, including previous staff members.

“A large part of the inquiry involves reviewing records and the investigation team is working closely with archivists in both social care and the NHS to trace, locate and review these.”

Derbyshire County Council, which was ultimately responsible for the Breadsall home, said it could not comment while investigations were under way.

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Kendall House: Church faces massive payout to abuse victims

Jan 14 2017

Former residents of Kendall House in Pelham Road, Gravesend have been seeking out solicitors since the results of an independent investigation into its “harrowing” regime were published in a review last summer.

The results of a further review were released just before Christmas and “gratitude” payouts of £1,000 have already been made to the more than 20 women who gave evidence, but many of them are still suing the church for what happened to them.

Samantha Robson, of Robsonshaw Solicitors, has been bringing claims against the church over Kendall House since 2011, with six more victims coming forward since the review was published.

“Closure is very important to these women who finally want recognition for their mistreatment when they were vulnerable children,” she said.

“Some of these victims have suffered significant health issues as a consequence of their treatment at Kendall House. Often claimants will need to be examined by a specialist psychiatrist to provide evidence on mental health issues.

“In other instances, claimants have suffered conditions such as fibromyalgia (a long-term condition causing pain all over the body), which may have been affected by the drugs administered at the children’s home.”

The church is insured for such cases and has already settled a number of them, with Mrs Robson securing a five-figure award of compensation for a woman who lived at Kendall House in the 1980s.

Mrs Robson, who has been specialising in sexual abuse claims for 16 years, said the church was taking a “positive” approach to the cases and did not want to prolong the victims’ suffering.

She added that the church would likely end up paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds in damages and legal fees.

Campaigner Teresa Cooper, who last month described the £1,000 gratitude payments as “an insult”, is one of those pursuing action over birth defects suffered by the children and grandchildren of former Kendall House residents.

Ms Cooper’s daughter Sarah was born with a cleft palate and her two sons and grandchild also have serious health issues, which Ms Cooper believes are as a result of the drugs she was given at the Gravesend home.

Her solicitor, Madeline Seibert, of Attwaters Jameson Hill, said last year: “The women residents of Kendall House need closure and justice in relation to these tragic events.”

Back in 2010, the church agreed an out-of-court settlement with Ms Cooper to the tune of £50,000 but did not accept liability for the abuse until the review was published last summer.

She contributed to the second review and the panel, chaired by Dr Sue Proctor, who led the investigation into disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile, thanked her for her efforts.

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Update: Kendall House: Church payments to drugged girls an ‘insult’

22 December 2016

Teresa Cooper said: “They made my life a walking, living, breathing hell. We were pumped full of drugs over and over again by force.”

She said she had been left suicidal and unemployable, and lives in constant pain.

She said the £1,000 payment she received failed to atone for the illnesses she had suffered since being at the home.

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The head of the church – Queen Elizabeth’s wealth.
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What is the Church of England worth?
The Church Commissioners manage the historic assets of the Church of England, worth more than £4 billion. The portfolio of assets includes stock market investments, and commercial, residential and rural property investments
The Church of Englnd invests in big pharmaGlaxoSmithKline, Unilever (Leon Brittan, Malcolm Rifkind, Philip J Boeckman )
 Mar 22, 2016 – UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline faces claims of corruption, bribery, wrongful death, and dumping live polio virus into a Belgian water

UK fraud office probes GSK after claims of foreign bribery

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GlaxoSmithKline faces fresh drug bribery claims in Syria

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Unilever &

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Unilever, Acumen, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership announce USD $10 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to support smallholder farmers

Sir Malcolm Rifkin another executive with ties to pedophilia and this massacre at a school where kid were getting abused, so it sounds like it was planned. He stepped down in 2015 from Unilever board for play for cash. He earned more with Unilever than as a foreign minister in the UK
Unilever ties to save the children

There’s no way Unilever could be linked to $-billion enterprises like global child sex trafficking and child pornography rings; the global arms trade; narcotics production and trafficking operations; or industrial-scale money laundering (for example).

I mean, the fact that Unilever’s chief executive, Paul Polman, partners with the Lynn Forester de Rothschild to write business articles?

Such collaboration (friendship too?) can only prove that Unilever has a moral and ethical leader. Because, after all, the Rothschilds – as is well known – gave away their staggering, blood-money fortune in order to alleviate global poverty. (I may be wrong about that last bit),

Touchingly, Lynn Forester was introduced to her husband, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, by Henry Kissinger at the 1998 Bilderberg Group conference.

And I’m certain that the “family investment company” Lynn and Sir Evelyn established in 2003 – “E.L. Rothchild” – is not connected to any of the aforementioned wicked global trades or money laundering, either.

http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/economia/2014-05-23/the-capitalist-threat-to-capitalism-183715_PRN.shtml

http://knowledge.ckgsb.edu.cn/2013/06/26/china/el-rothschilds-investments/

“One of the rare items concerning the TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE appears in Business Week, Oct. 26, 1963, with a photograph of its building in the most expensive medical offices area of London. The story mentions ‘the Freudian bias’ of the Institute, and comments that it is amply financed by British blue-chip corporations, *** INCLUDING UNILEVER *** …”

http://www.whale.to/b/tavistock_q.html

“Harold Bridger, the last surviving founder member of the TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS, has died at the age of 95 … Bridger worked intensively with a wide range of client companies, including Philips, Shell and UNILEVER; his work with Unilever, in particular, spanned many decades…”

https://www.ispso.org/news:bridger-obituary

“‘In the Sports Palace we were Hitler’s personal guests of honour and were shown onto a podium next to Goebbels and Göring’, writes Paul Rijkens, UNILEVER’S Senior Director in the years leading up to the war…

“Unilever’s close relationship with Hitler continued when, in 1932, the German Government suspended the Gold Standard and imposed control on the export of money from Germany. In order to trade and make profits Unilever needed concessions from the German Government and ultimately from Hitler.

“Rijkens wrote: ‘We would not only try to get a business agreement but would try to get on friendly relations with the Nazis.’”

http://newint.org/features/1987/06/05/keynote/

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Unilever logos for ice cream

 

GlaxoSmithKline –

Sex tape started GlaxoSmithKline bribery inquiry in China

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Kendall House Addendum to Main Report

Kendall House Review Report

Update December 2016:

Following the publication of the Kendall House Review report earlier this year, the Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury wanted to ensure that any former residents who had not contributed to it, were given an opportunity to record their experiences. The Kendall House Review Addendum is the result of those conversations with the Review Panel and should be read alongside the original report.

Kendall House Review Report
Kendall House Addendum to Main Report, November 2016
Statement from the Review Panel

http://www.rochester.anglican.org/kendall-house-review-report.php


Dec  16 2016

Main Report can be accessed HERE
Click images below to expand, or click HERE to view PDF report.

What can I say? The report  begins well and gives due credit to Teresa Cooper for the 30 years of her tireless struggle to achieve recognition for the maltreatment meted out to her and other residents.

And there it ends. One might ask, given the unprecedented access that Dr Sue Proctor had to Kendall House and Church of England records, why there is no reference to any official documents that might corroborate the testimony of the former residents that participated. One might further ask why the only reference to any official documentation in this report is to note its absence when particularly damning allegations are made by former residents – including the legally sensitive (for the Church of England) subject of organised drug experimentation on children at Kendall House.

Doesn’t that seem odd to you? No documented corroboration of witness testimony – but the noting of the absence of corroborative documentation when it suits?

If I were a conspiracy theorist I’d have a field day with this report – as I’m not, I’ll just say that this report falls far below what I’d expect from an independent report undertaken by professionals.

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Update: Dec  13 2016

Kendall House: More harrowing accounts of historic abuse at Church of England children’s home in Gravesend

Harrowing accounts of historical child abuse have been revealed by a further review into a Church of England home for young girls.

More than three decades of cruelty at Kendall House in Gravesend was first exposed by the findings of an expert panel in June, with residents found to have been drugged, sexually assaulted, locked in an isolation room and kept in straitjackets.

The 137-page report, compiled by Dr Sue Proctor, part-time judge Samantha Cohen and former police detective superintendent Ray Galloway, described Kendall House as “a frightening, violent and unpredictable place to live”.

Dr Proctor, who chaired the investigation into disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile, said the abuse at Kendall House was the most troubling thing she had worked on.

So many other former residents came forward after its publication that the Rt Rev James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester, agreed to an extended review, which has resulted in testimonies from one woman who was just nine when she was sent to Kendall House.

She had never been in a children’s home previously and it remains unclear why she was sent there, with other girls sent there by the Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury ranging from 11 to 16-years-old.

She arrived in the mid-1970s and was quickly introduced to the superintendent Doris Law, who oversaw what went on at the home.

Another of the girls interviewed for the extension was 15 when she arrived at Kendall House in the early 1970s and recalls barred windows on the outside.

She was also introduced to Miss Law soon after her arrival, who is said to have pulled her by the hair and handed her over to two other women.

First impressions of the building in Pelham Road, which opened in 1947, were said to demonstrate a “nasty, horrible atmosphere”, with new arrivals left scared and confused by what was happening to them.

One woman recalled: “An injection would happen if you’d had an argument with somebody, if they felt you were being rude or disrespectful. Anything you stepped out of line for, in their eyes, then you got sedated, basically.

“This injection would literally just knock you out completely, out cold, and I would just remember the next day, the next morning. I’d be in bed and I’d be like I can’t remember how I got there.”

Girls were also administered tablets, which staff told them were simply vitamins and would sometimes hand them out at meal time. If they refused to take them, staff would threaten them.

Psychiatrist Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam would oversee much of the drugging and a failure to properly hold him to account was identified as one of the Dioceses’ major failings in the original report.

Staff were also said to take blood and urine samples from those they drugged, and Miss Law and other senior diocesan officers were said to downplay such practices in meetings with social services.

Girls staying at Kendall House were regularly threatened for misbehaviour with being sent to the psychiatric hospital Stone House, which shut in 2007. One girl who was taken there was given electric shock treatment.

Such issues were reported to Kent Police, but officers have been accused of not taking the concerns of the girls seriously.

The report states that no further investigations took place despite the serious nature of the allegations and many of the girls were driven to self-harm.

Sexual assault accusations have also been raised with police since the home shut in 1986, but these also haven’t been followed up. One of the women interviewed said that police had told her the abuse was “in her head”.

Campaigner Teresa Cooper

One of the four former residents to contribute to this week’s report was Teresa Cooper, who has spent the last three decades fighting for a full investigation into Kendall House.

Ms Cooper did not take part in the original review due to a dispute over the terms of reference, but the panel felt she should be included in the extension.

The panel acknowledge that many of the complaints made about Kendall House in the years since its closure were made by Ms Cooper.

If Kent Police had done something about it at the time, they would have found the same things that the review did,” she said.

The police were not trying to help me, they were trying to help themselves. They didn’t deal with my allegations properly. Rather than try to deal with it they have actually gone out of their way to discredit me.

“Kent Police didn’t think for a minute that a review would come out. They owe me a huge apology. They screwed up and they need to accept that they screwed up.”

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Teresa Cooper‏ @Teresacooper

Oct 4

The British Medical Association who knew he was mass drugging us and OD us & they supported him. New info from Kent police breach of my data


EXPERIMENTAL drug trials on school children were approved by Home Office doctors in the 1960s, it has been revealed.

Disruptive boys were given an anticonvulsant drug to see if it would help to control their behaviour while a proposal to give girls a powerful sedative was also considered.

In the disturbing revelations, exposed in National Archive files, parents were not consulted with consent left to managers.

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Richmond Hill Approved School

The anticonvulsant drug trial was performed at the Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, which housed male students aged 15-17 years-old.

The school for boys was established at a Victorian building on the site in 1961 after The Green Howards moved from its regimental headquarters and continued until 1973, when approved schools were replaced by community homes.

One of the documents was dated late 1967 and signed off by Dr JR Hawkings. He wanted to give some of them a drug called Beclamide

The proposal at the girls school had been considered for all students at the Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, which cared for 14 and 15-year-olds.

The drug that would have been trialled was Haloperidol, which is a powerful sedative now used as an anti-psychotic.

All three doctors involved in the drug trial plans are now deceased.

Home Office psychiatrist Dr Pamela Mason approved of the drug trials, saying she recommended “maximum support” for the project.

As the Richmond Hill trial got under way, a second trial was proposed, again by a school psychiatrist, at Springhead Park Approved School for girls in Rothwell near Leeds.

This was a sister school to the better known Duncroft in Surrey, a small institution for girls of higher intelligence.

In November 1968, Dr Joyce Galbraith wrote to Dr Mason at the Home Office “in strict confidence”.

She suggested giving Haloperidol to every girl in the school, for 18 weeks.

Again, Dr Mason supported the plan.

The files also show that Shelagh Sunner, headmistress of the school between 1966 and 1982, did not support the trial.

Bob Hammal, a teacher at Richmond Hill between 1968 and 1972, said he did not know about the trial at the time and is appalled.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37149029http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37149029

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1652873/home-office-docs-agreed-seedy-secret-drug-trials-on-restless-borstal-boys-in-60s-files-reveal/


P.O.I.

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Dr Joyce Galbraith, a psychiatrist working at Springhead Park (Dr Joyce Galbraith, the archivist of the York Medical Society)

Dr JR Hawkings, a psychiatrist working at Richmond Hill

Dr Pamela G Mason Home Office psychiatrist

^ In cahoots  with Henry Hunter of Balderton Hospital?  

 

 

 

and Dr Kenneth Milner of Aston Hall Hospital

via Kaz

“In Nottinghamshire, there were a series of lunatic asylums used to house wayward children. Those that refused to conform to schooling or the structure of family life. Doctors that thought nothing wrong in testing new anti-psychotic drugs and new treatment methods on the inmates…”

“This work was led, from what I can gather, by Dr Henry Hunter of Balderton Hospital in Newark, Notts. Funded by the Sheffield Health Authority, he accessed patients from numerous asylums around the region.

In turn, the doctors from these asylums trawled the children’s homes and secure units, looking for viable subjects for upcoming research or drug trials.”

“Over the years, Dr Hunter, Superintendent of Balderton saw fit to “borrow” patients from other facilities in the area.
Whittington Hall Hospital
Nottingham County and Borough Lunatic Asylum
Harmston Hall Hospital
Glenfrith Hospital
Aston Hall

Treatments included Chloropromazine, Trifluoperazine, Sodium Amytal, Ether, sensory deprivation.”



Police launch investigation into historic abuse claims at Derbyshire children’s hospital Aston Hall

FORMER child patients at a hospital at the centre of abuse allegations have told how they were drugged and thrown into padded rooms “to find out why they were misbehaving”.

“They said they wanted to find out where things had gone wrong when I was a kid, treatments at night time, at eight or nine o’clock. When we saw the car pulling up, we were petrified. We would scream. We were normal healthy children. There was nothing wrong with us. I don’t know why we were there.”

Det Insp Simon Tunnicliffe, head of Operation Hydrant, said: “A number of people have contacted the police wanting to talk about their experiences at Aston Hall.


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The psychiatrist and hospital chief superintendent Dr Kenneth Milner (right), is alleged to have injected children with the truth serum sodium amytal before sexually abusing them. 

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Kenneth Oswald Milner was born on June 26, 1909, and educated at Wakefield Grammar School and Leeds University, graduating with honours in 1933 and gained his medical doctorate at the university in 1939.

It said he served as a medical officer in HM Prison Service at Broadmoor Hospital and later as deputy medical superintendent at Rampton Hospital.

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This was before being appointed physician superintendent at Aston Hall Hospital in 1947, where he remained until 1975.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/652148/police-investigating-abuse-allegations-Aston-Hall-Derby-Operation-Hydrant-truth-serum

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/just-troubled-teenager-ended-aston-hall-forget/story-28810446-detail/story.html


Establishment Physician – Dr Pamela Mason

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 1984-87 Pamela Mason  Queen’s Honorary Physician

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Pamela Georgina Walsh Mason married first to David Paltenghi and

then to Director/Producer Jan Darnley-Smith in 1965

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MASON Pamela Georgina Walsh, Medical Officer; Psychiatrist, m. (1) David Paltenghi. 1949, dec. 1961, 2 sons, (2) Jan Darnley-Smith, 1 965. Education: Christ’s Hospital School, Royal Free School of Medicine. University of London; MRCS.

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Career

Dr Pamela Mason Senior Principal Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Security

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Visiting Psychiatrist, Holloway Prison, 1962-67 (When Myra Hindley was there)

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MASON, Pamela Georgina Walsh 34 Goodwood Ct., Devonshire St., London W1N ILSMB BS Lond. … Late: Hon. Phys. HM the Queen; Sen Pnncip. Med. Off. DHSS; Cons. Psychiat. Childr Dept. Home Office

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Adviser to Church of England Children’s Society 1962-


1967

Pamela Mason MB, BS, DPM Consultant Psychiatrist to the Home Office Children’s Department and Visiting Psychiatrist to Duncroft Approved School.


Social Work Today – Volume 1 – Page 21

https://books.google.com/books?id=h1VFAQAAIAAJ
1970 – ‎Snippet view

Peter Righton of the National Institute for Social Work Training spoke on the relationship between residential and community-based … Dr Pamela Mason, who is psychiatric adviser to the Home Office children’s department, speaking about …

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=dr+pamela+mason+and+righton



via WW:

All of this was government run and controlled.


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Jimmy Savile visited Duncroft Approved School for Girls in the 1970s, pictured here, in 1974, with staff members and students

 

Dr Pamela Mason 

Consultant Psychiatrist to the Home Office Children’s Department

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Visiting Psychiatrist to Duncroft Approved School.

Pamela Mason, who supported the drugging of these children in Richmond Hill Approved School and in Springhead Park Approved School, without parental consent, was the Home Office visiting psychiatrist at Duncroft Approved School where  Jimmy Savile visited and had his own room.

Duncroft, a ‘paedophile sweet shop’…

Savile abused 23 girls at a school for emotionally disturbed teenagers where he was given ‘unrestricted and largely unsupervised’ access to youngsters, a report revealed.

The paedophile DJ carried out at least 46 sexual offences Duncroft School.

He was even allowed to stay overnight and abused girls across the property and in vehicles parked outside, including his Rolls-Royce.

The abuse even took place in the principal’s office

He is also recorded to have twice stayed at Norman Lodge, a hostel in the grounds used as a place of transition for girls who had gained employment, and also visited the intensive care unit twice.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3060559/Jimmy-Savile-abused-23-youngsters-Duncroft-School-emotionally-disturbed-teenage-girls.html

James Robertson Justice, a bosom pal of Prince Philip

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1319004/Molly-Parkin-I-abused-father-I-affair-man-30-years-older.html

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Former pupils recall that other visitors included the popular character actor James Robertson Justice and  the Conservative politician, Home Secretary (1957–62)  Rab Butler.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220802/Meirion-Jones-BBC-war-astonishing-claims-reporter-aunt-saw-Savile-abuse-school.html

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Dan Davies writes about the Duncroft home in his book about Savile:

“Many of the 25 or so girls in its care at any one time came from comfortable backgrounds and included the daughters of ambassadors and BBC producers. As a Home Office-approved school, funding came from Social Services.

Regular guests at their parties included the actor James Robertson Justice, who was one of Britain’s leading film stars in the 1940s and 1950s and reportedly a close friend of the Duke of Edinburgh. Princesses Marina and Alexandra are said to have attended.

Among the former Duncroft girls to have come forward, one has said she was put in the isolation unit for ‘two or three days’ after loudly protesting when Savile groped her in a caravan on the school grounds. ‘For years we tried to report him,’ another confided to me. ‘We even had a mass breakout to Staines police station.’

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Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited (Duncroft) school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’

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  • Paedophile Jimmy Savile mentioned first trip to Duncroft  school at centre of abuse claims
  • He said he was with Princess Alexandra, a patron of the school
  • Made claims during police interview, the transcription of which was edited
  • Information was removed by Surrey Police but has now been unveiled

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Sir Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra’s husband (left) with Jimmy Savile. All mention of the former DJ’s claims to friendship with the royal was initially omitted from police transcripts

In his 1974 life story Savile wrote: “Princess Alex is a patron of a hostel for girls in care. At this place I’m a cross between a term-time boyfriend and a fixer of special trips out.”

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Jimmy Savile was a frequent guest at garden parties at Duncroft Approved School for Girls  and had his own room there

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The Daily Star Sunday has asked the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to investigate the redactions and consider the arguments any outside bodies made.

As we revealed in May, Government papers showing links between Savile and Prince Charles were redacted.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/346148/Royal-cover-up-Police-censor-Jimmy-Savile-interview-transcript


Duncroft – Closed Records for 85 years

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Duncroft  – 01/01/1963 – 31/12/1975  

Reports of visits by Home Office inspectors

This record is closed

Closed For 85 years
Opening date: 01 January 2061

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6099703


 

The Walton Hop was situated only five miles from Jimmy Savile’s haunt the infamous Duncroft Approved School.

 Girls were also  allowed to attend the Walton Hop which was within walking distance and were sometimes provided with ‘escorts’

Walton Hop was  the hunting ground for convicted abusers such as Chris Denning, Jonathan King and Tom Paton – the latter of Bay City Rollers infamy.

The management must have been aware of this, permissions granted and ‘escorts’ arranged?

How was it that  the underage patients knew about the abuses, as did other visitors and yet, according to the statement Mind has issued, it would appear that staff and indeed Mind has no knowledge of this?

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1968, Dr Joyce Galbraith suggested giving Haloperidol to every girl in the school, for 18 weeks.

Background on Springhead Park School for Girls

A major aspect of the cost of maintaining Springhead Park, Sheffield, and of many other CHEs, was that of the employment of large numbers of staff. This raised the weekly fees to a level that deterred many local authorities from using the service.

In Springhead Park, a CHE for 30 girls, there were a Principal, two Deputies, a Head of Education, three full-time teachers, two Group Leaders and a team of residential social workers, a field social worker, a bursar, two office staff, a cook, a handyman, a gardener and domestic staff. It is hardly surprising that at the time of its closure in 1986 the weekly charge was £423 per week per girl. Part of the explanation for the policy of providing a high child/ staff ratio was the belief that change in the child could be best achieved through effective interpersonal relationships.

http://www.thetcj.org/child-care-history-policy/the-reality-of-closure

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Springhead Park School for Girls age 14-16yrs – provided domestic training and instruction in gardening. 

The establishment also had facilities for the treatment of venereal disease!

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 1965 Jan 01-1966 Dec 31 Springhead Park Approved School, Rothwell, near Leeds, Yorkshire: opening of the school by Her Royal Highness Princess Marina and speech by the minister of state

Springhead Park Approved School, Rothwell, near Leeds, Yorkshire: reports of visits

1965 Jan 01-1974 Dec 31

This record is closed

Closed For 78 years
Opening date: 01 January 2053

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11133104

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1975 MIND’s Springhead Park School for Girls  was being considered  for take-over by Barnardos
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Richmond Hill School, Richmond:

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Richmond Hill Approved School, Richmond, Yorkshire: complaint of irregular punishment

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C11133102

Richmond Hill Approved School, Richmond, Yorkshire: complaint of indecency

This record is closed

1965 Jan 01-1968 Dec 31

Closed For 93 years
Opening date: 01 January 2062

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11133103

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Kendall House

Kendall House home in Kent (above), where Teresa was brought as a teenager, has been closed

 Kendall House was a private children’s home for girls based in Gravesend, Kent.

Until 1986,it was run and funded by the Church of England, overseen by the Joint Council for Social Responsibility for the Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury. Girls who were placed there were aged between 11 and 16 years.

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Young girls at a Church of England children’s home were drugged, sexually abused and bullied for two decades, a shocking report revealed.

An independent review laid bare the horrors of the now-defunct Kendall House between 1967 and 1986 where girls as young as 11 were left “broken”.

What happened in Kendall House…

Consider this line from the inquiry: “We have found that every former resident…was in fact the victim of abuse.”

And: Concerns about the medication regime at Kendall House were raised in the 1970s and 1980s. All were either ignored, rebuked or belittled.”

Long-term institutional abuse on young vulnerable girls was perpetuated by staff and tolerated by the Church of England.

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Rt Revd James Langstaff aka Bishop James

Brent placed girls in Kendall House & Bishop James invited the then Brent leader  Howarth 2 help find KH review panel

 

1980 London Boroughs Children’s Regional Planning Committee

Meeting to discuss Kendall House

Apologies were received from Dr Peri.

Take note Wandsworth didnt attend. I know what view they held on Kendall House. Def number 1. Wandsworth a heavy user of Kendall House

The drugging of children in care documentary and Kendall House 1980

Kent police… They played a part with CofE & Wandsworth. In it together.


Teresa Cooper in her three years at Kendall House in the early 1980s, she was drugged with tranquillisers 1,248 times despite having no history of violent behaviour. 

Wandsworth Council in London had first referred her to the home.

She was raped on several occasions. Fellow residents of the home have suffered severe ill health following their time there.

More frighteningly, she and more than 90 per cent of the Kendall House residents who have so far come forward had children with birth defects, which the church has privately acknowledged are a result of the drugs that were forced upon them.

The drugs were prescribed by consultant psychiatrist Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam, who referred to himself as ‘Psychotherapist to the Home Office,’ on his notepaper.

In 1980, his methods caused a sensation after being exposed in a TV documentary, yet somehow Kendall House was allowed to continue operating its shameful regime. Teresa left at 16 in 1984, traumatised and barely able to read or write. Two years later the home was closed down following a Government report that expressed ‘extreme concern’ at the ‘administration of psychotropic drugs’ and said girls were ‘stripped of basic human rights’.

Dr Perinpanayagam died in 1988. He was never prosecuted.


Kendall House: Girls drugged and abused at Church of England-run home

13 July 2016

Girls at a church-run children’s home were routinely drugged, locked up and physically, emotionally and sexually abused, a review has found.

Hundreds of girls were sent to Kendall house in Gravesend in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, before it closed in 1986.

It found girls were heavily sedated and placed in straitjackets.

The review found girls as young as 11 were “routinely and often without any initial medical assessment, given antidepressants, sedatives and anti-psychotic medication”.

Drugs were administered in dosages exceeding usual prescribed adult levels to control girls’ behaviour, placing them in a constant stupor, and restricting their ability to communicate, the report said.

The review found: “The effects of the drugs also increased their vulnerability to emotional, physical and in a smaller number of cases, sexual abuse”.

Concerns about the medication regime at Kendall House were raised in the 1970s and 80s by residents, their parents, by some social workers and some employees. “All were either ignored, rebuked, ridiculed or belittled by those in the position of authority in the home,” the report said.

Many of the women, including Teresa Cooper, say they were also sexually abused at the home, sometimes while they were unconscious from the drugs.

Two former residents reported being raped on the premises in the late 70s inside the “locked isolation room”, one allegedly by a male visitor to the home when sedated, the other, allegedly, by several male visitors on different occasions.

“I woke up to people abusing me more than once and I think it’s possible I was abused by men from outside the home as well as staff,” she said.

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The Home Office consultant psychiatrist in charge, Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam, has said in the past that the drugs used by the staff at the home were safe and did not have side effects.

Girls in his care were given pills designed for schizophrenics, psychotics and Parkinson’s sufferers…without having been diagnosed with any of these conditions and often held down and forced to take them.

Nearly 30 years later, the children of girls in his care have learning difficulties, cleft palates, water on the brain and brain growths.

One of the women, Teresa Cooper, 41, said: “They turned us into zombies with those drugs. But we’re only just starting to find out that it may have affected our children as well.”

During 15 years as consultant psychiatrist to Kendall House – run for girls with problems by the Church of England’s Council for Social Responsibility in Gravesend, Kent – Dr Perinpanayagam wrongly prescribed girls drugs.

Valium was given at four times the recommended dose for an adult male. When his methods were exposed on TV it caused outrage although it seems no action was taken.


About 2.5 billion pounds of the Church’s portfolio is invested in shares listed in Britain or overseas, including in drug companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and AstraZeneca (AZN.L)


BLM Abuse conference – London, 24 Nov 2016

Those who are accused of abuse seek anonymity and fairness of process, arguing that they should not be named until charged or at the end of a trial. That debate is one currently voiced in the media in particular by those whose names are well known but it is as important an issue for anyone irrespective of fame or fortune.

Does limitation have a future? A draft bill in Scotland seeks to remove limitation as a defence in sexual abuse claims. What are the implications of that proposal?

All of these issues and topics will be considered and debated at the annual BLM conference. This year we are delighted to be co-hosting this event with 39 Essex Chambers. Speakers will include eminent guests as well as those from 39 Essex Chambers and BLM, including:

Harvey Proctor, former Member of Parliament for Basildon and Billericay
• Peter Skelton QC, Crown Office Row – counsel to the Accountability & Reparations
Investigation
• Anne Tiivas, Director, Child Protection in Sport Unit, NSPCC
Samantha Cohen, 9 Bedford Row chambers
David Greenwood, Director & Solicitor, Head of Child Abuse Department, Switalskis Solicitors
• Richard Scorer, Principal Lawyer, Head of Practice Improvement, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
• Jonathan Wheeler, Partner, Bolt Burdon Kemp
• Neil Block QC, William Norris QC and Bernard Doherty, 39 Essex Chambers
• Fintan Canavan, Frank Hughes, Paula Jefferson and Michael Pether, BLM

This conference is for anyone already or potentially involved in the Inquiry or facing or managing claims for compensation as a result of abusive behaviour.
Topics/learning objectives*

Delegates will learn about:

• Unfounded allegations/anonymity: ‘trial by media’ (panel debate)
• The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
• Consent (debate)
• Abuse claims update
• Supporting victims and survivors

Teresa Cooper ‏@teresacooper

BLMLaw insurance & risk law

http://www.blmlaw.com/1975/21156/objects/events/abuse-conference—london–24-nov-2016.html

Paula Jefferson partner v KH cases, dodgy Greenwood KH legal Sam Cohen KH panel

Thousands of solicitors in the UK,1 is a partner in BLM law, 1 is KH legal I cant stand for good reason & 1 is on the Kendall House panel

KH review independent? How close can they all be? Paula and Sam & David tagging along. The odds of that must be very slim

Wandsworth & their insurers blocked police access to existing records in child abuse, rape, forced ODs. The insurers crop up yet again.

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Cassandra Cogno @CassandraCogno

Follow for deeper understanding of Church of England corporate defence structures, investments & where the profits go

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Thanks Cassandra. Hope to lift the veil a little. Not much awareness amongst CSA survivors of the corporate structures. Hope to change this.

Incidentally, part of the Church of England insurance group is main sponsor of the National Festival of Hunting.


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£100million to CofE from insurer nexus in 6 years. Legally seperated but morally affiliated.

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Lloyd’s knew there was a conflict of interest and refused me an alternative insurer once we found out DAS were partners with Ecclesiastical


Church of England’s links with insurer undermines justice for survivors of clergy abuse

26 Jul 201

Anglican abuse victims believe the Church’s close links with its insurer results in lower settlements to victims. NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood thinks they’ve got a point, and offers solutions to put things right.

An insurance company connected with the Church of England has been accused by abuse survivors of having unreasonably resisted financial settlements because it has too close an association with the Church itself.

Teresa Cooper and Gilo (surname withheld at his request) made the case powerfully on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on Friday 21 July (recording starts 14 minutes in).

The painstaking and revealing research carried out by these survivors demonstrates why the close relationship between the CofE and Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG) will tend to suppress the level of settlements and makes the already difficult process of obtaining compensation for victims even harder. The Church of England founded EIG and remains affiliated to it.

The Anglican Church receives massive grants – a dividend in all but name – from EIG through the charity Allchurches Trust. For the period 2014-2020 this is likely to amount to around £100 million, according to the research of these survivors.

Another concern is the numerous bishops and cathedral deans and head teachers of schools with abuse problems that have been directors on EIG’s board. They sit in a non-executive capacity despite being experts neither on insurance nor, as far as we are aware, on any other corporate area. The question is: why are they there and what effect does their presence have on payouts to abuse victims?

More here:

http://www.secularism.org.uk/blog/2017/07/church-of-englands-links-with-insurer-undermines-justice-for-survivors-of-clergy-abuse

 

 


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40668079


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Comments on Kent Messenger Report

merkava_bob wrote:
I’ll repost what I commented this morning because obviously someone’s delicate sensibilities were offended (Wouldn’t be from KCC Social Services by any chance?)

Psychiatrist Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam was a complete and utter quack and charlatan. I had a client (I was involved in advocacy so don’t want give names) who was a patient of his. He’s field was supposedly adolescent psychiatry. My client had been very badly bullied at school and at this stage was temporarily in care at Glebelands Home in Maidstone (now closed)

Despite having supportive independent evidence of the bullying. This clown used a very primitive skin galvanometer Lie Detector test on a vulnerable client without taking any form of consent from legal guardian (obviously sceptical because any teenager in the 1970’s in care was seen as troublesome and lying delinquent!) Like a lot of Psychiatrists of that era he thought he was God (or maybe even the creator of God?)

He was also very liberal with the dosages of major tranquillizers (anti-psychotics, regardless of whether a client was psychotic or not) His favourite “liquid cosh” was largactl (chlorpromasine) in way above the recommended daily doseage.

I would also be very interested to know if another psychiatrist, Dr Glaisher and child psychologist Mrs Absolom were involved. They were then based at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Team in Wrotham Road.

The social work team at that time were also extremely suspect. It’s no wonder that these poor young women were not believed because one of the social workers on the team at that time was Nicholas Rabbet. Rabbet it turned out later was a superintendent of care homes in Islington and was also a prolific child abuser (Subsequently struck off by his own professional body) This is documented as was the inquiry in London as was police involvement. He also had connections I believe with the infamous Haut de la Garenne care home on Jersey that was also visited by Jimmy Saville.

Fortunately Rabbet will not be abusing anymore young boys (that was his speciality) He was subsequently arrested in Thailand and charged with numerous child sex offences. He committed suicide whilst in custody.

My heart goes out to these young women and to those brave enough to speak out.

The Kent Messenger or other journalists ought to do some further investigations especially with regards to Mr Rabbets murky presence as KCC social worker. I personally think that Kendall House in Gravesend is the tip of a very nasty iceberg concerning care homes in Kent.


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From 1966 to 1972 there was an unknown number of disabled child deaths, in Islington and Hackney care, at the Beeches Ixworth Suffolk. This is a village close to the Henniker estate (Later home of abusive Islington Suffolk project)

I have just asked Suffolk Police to report the Beeches and Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre to Op Hydrant to seek an overview to include Aston Hall and Kendall House. Aston Hall and Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre research activity has a common factor of Royal Medico Psychological Assn which also links to William Sargent at St Thomas. The Kendall House psychodabblers seem to link back to Aubrey Lewis and Maudsley whose influence was behind RMPA and Cambridge Uni research asset Fulbourn Mental Hospital Cambridge.

The head of psychiatric research at Medical Research Council was IIRC Dr Peter Elliot. Whether Stowe old boy attorney general Nicholas Lyell took this into account when he applied various secret public interest custodianship cover up early 90s also extended to protecting from police inquiry Old Stowe boys Leonard Cheshire, Lord Henniker and Hayman ???

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1985 Dr Pamela Mason – Holloway Prison/ David Mellor

http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/pbrcpsych/9/12/247.full.pdfd Hill

https://books.google.com/books?id=h1VFAQAAIAAJ&dq=Home+Office+Pamela+Mason&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=+Mason

Home Office:

Sir Charles Cunningham 1957–1966

He became Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office (1957-66) during which time he encountered

the likes of R A Butler (Duncroft visitor) and

Roy Jenkins, now Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, with whom he is said to have had a colourful relationship.

(“PIE was so deeply rooted in the realm of the social elite and the political establishment that it had extensive influence. To have these links fully examined now would lead to the exposure of many highly influential individuals as being either practising paedophiles or the promoters of paedophilia.

Roy Jenkins with convicted child abuser Frank Beck  ( Janner)

It has to be remembered that Roy Jenkins (Home Secretary & the “Architect of the permissive society”) expressed support for PIE. The organisation also came close to having a private members bill to have the age of consent reduced to just five years of age introduced into Parliament. PIE was also linked to the security services. Some speculate that the security services used PIE to entrap, for the purposes of blackmail, people of influence. I believe that there is now sufficient circumstantial evidence in the public domain to support this assertion.”

https://nationalinquiry.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/open-letter-to-justicegoddard-re-pie-savile-and-nationalinquiry-paedobritain-corruption-csa/)

Sir Charles Cunnigham went on to become chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (1966-71), chairman of the Uganda Resettlement Board (1972-73), and was a director of Securicor Ltd from 1971-81.

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Sir Philip Allen Home Office 1966–1972Chairman of the charity Mencap from 1982 to 1988

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1570841/Lord-Allen-of-Abbeydale.html

He was also a member of the Diplock security commission for 18 years (1973-91), investigating, among other things, the salacious circumstances which brought about the resignation of Lords Jellicoe and Lambton in 1973 and the spy scandals inside MI5.

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1970  Responsibility for Springhead Park School –  NAMH

1970  Responsibility for Richmond Hill – Local Committee

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Abuse at Aston Hall

Barbara O’Hare was a vulnerable 12-year-old when she was sent to Aston Hall hospital in Derbyshire. More than 40 years on she has uncovered a shocking legacy of illicit drug therapy and sexual abuse at the hands of the psychiatrist who was supposed to help her

Aston Hall in Derbyshire is an imposing white mansion, grade II listed, that’s been turned into high-end flats. Until recently, there were other buildings on this site too, less imposing, redbrick. Photographs taken before they were demolished reveal eerie abandoned corridors and derelict washrooms. It’s like the setting for a horror film. There are a few signs visible, such as “Drug Cupboard. Do Not Switch Off” – a clue to Aston Hall’s grim and now deeply questionable past as a psychiatric hospital for vulnerable, lost, so-called “mentally defective” children.

Back in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, troubled young children and teenagers, many from children’s homes all over the country and a great deal from the local remand home for girls, the Cedars, would be brought up Aston Hall’s drive, past the mansion, clueless to what was about to happen to them.

The cars that delivered them to the door were so often driven by their social workers. The “mentally defective children” – many of whom were simply badly behaved as a result of their early lives – were now under the care of the hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr Kenneth Milner, a psychiatrist who had worked at Broadmoor and Rampton hospitals, but who in 1947 transferred to Aston Hall, employed by the government. He had no history of treating minors.

Milner’s view was clear. Here, at Aston Hall, it was thought that all the troubles of the children’s pasts – their parents’ neglect, for instance, or their parents’ alcoholism, often their presumed sexual abuse – could be “cured”.

But evidence now being gathered by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board and Derbyshire Constabulary, under the auspices of the nationwide Operation Hydrant, has revealed that if these children entered Aston Hall damaged and lost, they often emerged months later even worse – more confused and more broken down in even more profound ways. And this is because the very man – Kenneth Milner, now long since dead – who was supposed to help them had subjected the children to drug experimentation instead.

Barbara O’Hare, now 58 and a mother of 4 living in Liverpool, was admitted to Aston Hall in January 1971 and left 8 months later.

In a book published this month, The Hospital, the story she tells of what happened during this period is profoundly shocking: abuse, both medical and sexual, at the hands of a man who was supposed to protect her. It makes for grim and depressing reading.

Every night, she recalls, Milner would sweep up the drive in his car. The children, a mixture of girls and boys, would stand at the window waiting and then flee in terror. Each evening, a new name was read out for “treatment”.

With the help of some of the nursing staff, he “treated” the young children and teens by ordering them to be stripped naked bar a thick brown gown, binding their hands and feet, and making them lie on a mattress on the floor of a small room. Their faces were covered with a wire mask and a cloth soaked in ether. He would then lie down beside them. All this took place in a small, locked side room, and countless medical records reveal they would be injected with an exceptionally high dose of an irregular drug called sodium amytal, a so-called “truth serum” dating back to the early Twenties. This drug turned them into a “statue”, as O’Hare recalls, and was intended – on a sympathetic reading – to make them speak openly about the buried traumas of their past. While a recognised form of therapy called narcoanalysis, even by the standards of the Sixties and Seventies it was already outdated – and wholly inappropriate for children.

Today, the rigours of Barbara O’Hare’s hard life are etched on her face: alcoholism, family tragedy, mental breakdown. The pattern of how a broken, unloved childhood can shape adult life is a familiar one.

From the story O’Hare tells of her neglected childhood (a mother who left when her daughter was 11 months old; negligent father, though they’ve since reconciled; brutal foster mother; terrifying care home at 12), she was set on a terrible path from birth. But it is her memories of what happened at Aston Hall that are the most disturbing – and it is these, she says, that brought her down in adult life.

For years, O’Hare could not make sense of her patchy but distinct recollections of what had gone on inside that treatment room. Was she remembering it properly? Was she the only one? Was she crazy? Wrists tied? Metal muzzle on her mouth? When she tried to tell people, one said, “Crazy Barbara. You’ve always been crazy.” And at low points, she believed it.

She left Aston Hall after eight months and was transferred to a children’s home in Liverpool. She ran away to London and, after a spell living on the streets, got a job in a hotel. Her life, she says, has never had any sustaining relationships in it, aside from the love she feels for her four children.

For years, she chugged along, never seeking redress or thinking she had any rights. “When you’ve lived a life like mine, you learn to get on with it. You’ve got no option. What are you going to do? Sit down and cry? You’ve just got to get on. I wish I’d been adopted.”

But in 1995, her time at Aston Hall caught up with her. Triggered in part by the brickwork of her local fire station in Liverpool and in part by a police investigation into abuse at another care home for which she was a witness, she had a paralysing flashback to her time in the hospital. “Milner’s breath was here, right here above my head,” she says. “It was as if I could feel it again. I knew then it had been sexual, too.”

After “treatment”, which often saw an Aston Hall child, boys and girls, disappear for days, she remembered how he or she would finally return whimpering and broken. She remembered, aged 12, bleeding after seeing Milner, despite not having started her periods. But she couldn’t recall much else, except the flash of a camera going off. She remembered being bundled into the back of a van, too.

Now in possession of her full medical notes after a two-decade long attempt to make sense of it all, she recalls, for example, that on March 3, 1971, when Milner’s car screeched to a halt below where the girls watched at the windows, dreading his nightly visits, “The nurse appeared inside the door and called out a name. ‘Barbara O’Hare,’ she said, holding a clipboard.”

O’Hare was taken to a bathroom and made to sit down in a tepid bath, then given the thick gown and bound. When she became distressed, begging not to be bound at the ankles, the nurse smirked and said, “You know and I know your dad doesn’t care. If he did, you wouldn’t be in here. He can come and get you any time he wants, but he doesn’t care because he doesn’t want you … Just like your mother.”

When she finally came round, as she recalls, she was “swollen and wet … Someone had put something inside me to leave me so sore down below … Fluid continued to trickle out along the top of my legs.”

Questions only started to be asked about the events at Aston Hall last year. Today – despite O’Hare dealing with alcoholism, depression, family suicide, cancer and, at one stage, her own suicidal impulses – it is largely as a result of her persistence that Aston Hall has been brought under the remit of Operation Hydrant.

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The story of what happened to the children at Aston Hall at the hands of Kenneth Milner finally broke on February 24, 2016, after Isaac Crowson, a crime reporter at the Derby Telegraph, got a tip-off that allegations had been made.

For years, nobody had believed Barbara O’Hare’s memories. It sounded too far-fetched, too sci-fi. And, crucially, she had no evidence.

After that 1995 flashback, two different GPs didn’t believe her because she had no proof. More family tragedy hit (the deaths of two nephews, the collapse of her marriage); a spell of depression then left her suicidal. But the flashbacks to Aston Hall and the nightmares got worse and more frequent. “I remember going to my doctor and her saying, ‘Why are you going on the internet looking for it? As long as you carry on doing that, you are going to have flashbacks.’ ”

But in the run-up to her meeting Isaac Crowson – she was the first victim he spoke to – and that initial story, it was the internet that helped her. On a website called Project Mayhem, she saw pictures of a derelict Aston Hall, which for years she’d mistakenly thought was “Ashton Hall”. There was a comment below the story from a woman recalling her horrific “treatment” there.

“I couldn’t sleep,” O’Hare explains. “I put a comment under hers and thought, ‘Oh God, I hope she finds me.’ The next day she got in touch on Facebook and said she’d already got another lady in a different part of the country. Suddenly, there were three of us after all those years. I set up a Facebook support group for us, mostly so we could communicate. But I also felt that, if there were 3 of us, there could be 303. There was a real sense of, ‘I’ve got to do something.’ ”

O’Hare spoke to Crowson about Milner and his so-called truth serum, about the coma-like state he induced in the terrified children, about the abuse and the nudity and being made to lie down on a mattress.

Isaac Crowson, after “a lot of digging”, decided to run with the story of alleged abuse and drug experimentation. “Very quickly, we knew we had a very big story on our hands,” he remembers.

Within 24 hours of publication, 12 other victims contacted the paper. The following month, Amanda Solloway, the MP for Derby North, raised the alleged abuse in parliament. David Cameron shared her concerns. “It is vital the full facts are considered,” he replied.

By March 7, 35 people had been in touch with the Derby Telegraph. By the beginning of August, it was 50. “We had legal firms contacting us saying they were representing victims,” says Crowson, “and we managed to obtain a letter from the NHS which victims had been sent, saying, ‘We have no reason to doubt the allegations.’ ”

Derbyshire Constabulary is investigating (“We are seeking specialist experts,” runs the official police statement, “who can focus on the medical treatment at the time and cross-reference this with the accounts provided”), while Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board, the body that co-ordinates all child welfare agencies, is working to ensure all the allegations are fully examined. The majority involve drug experimentation. The victims, however, feel in limbo. “It’s like the abuse all over again,” says Barbara O’Hare.

There are now 31 survivors in her own support group, independent from the Derby Telegraph’s 50. “A lot of them are very vulnerable,” she says. One man has tried to commit suicide.

Barbara’s lawyer, Stephen Edwards, is representing the 31 in her support group (other victims have different legal teams) in a civil case for compensation relating to the drug abuse, and has presented the claims to Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary.

“Some survivors are saying they were [sexually abused],” says Edwards, “some are saying they haven’t been, some are saying it’s more likely than not.

“There is a clear ring of truth,” he goes on, “because time and time again the victims coming forward are saying the same thing [about Milner’s treatment]. These are people from all walks of life who were at Aston Hall at different times, different years and are now scattered all over the country.”

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Sodium amytal (first synthesised in 1923) and narcoanalysis had been used as a possible treatment for shellshock in the Second World War and features in a 1946 documentary, Let There Be Light, about American soldiers who are suffering from emotional trauma and depression, directed by John Huston.

It had something of a revival in the US and elsewhere as part of recovered memory therapy – which, in at least one case of the mid-Nineties, involving Holly Ramona and her father, Gary, had devastating consequences. After being sued by his own daughter, at the time in her early twenties, for allegedly raping her between the ages of 5 and 16, Gary Ramona retaliated by suing the therapists who had planted false memories in her using the drug. In May 1994, he was awarded $500,000 damages against the two therapists.

In 1953, while working at Aston Hall, Milner gave a speech entitled Psychotherapy with high-grade mental defectives, in which he said, “One of the most difficult things to elicit was a history of cruelty in childhood. It was of vital importance to elicit such histories, however, for they often gave a clue to what was to come. If a patient gave a history of gross cruelty by alcoholic parents, it was very likely to be coupled with sexual degradation at an early age.”

Even were Milner using sodium amytal in some sort of groundbreaking experimental way, you’d expect to find plenty of research to back it up. But his “treatments” resulted in no publication of medical papers or trials in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Nor is there any trace of such research at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

In the mid-Nineties Ramona case, the administration of sodium amytal was linked with false memory syndrome. At Aston Hall, it is alleged that, in some cases at least, the false memories of sexual abuse that Milner created in the children allowed him to become their abuser.

Last year, a few months after Barbara O’Hare made her allegations (implanting false memories is not one of them), Radio 4’s File on 4 took up the mantle. One survivor told the programme how Milner implanted memories of sexual abuse, taking her back to when she was 11, the age when she started going off the rails. She recalled him saying, “ ‘Whatever we talk about, you will be reliving it as though it’s happening again … Did your father touch you?’ And I felt as if I were being touched where I shouldn’t be touched, and he’s saying, ‘What’s he doing? What’s he doing?’ He’s touching me. I don’t like it. I don’t like it.”

Finally, after nine or ten sessions, she remembers Milner bringing her in to see him and saying, “We’ve got to the bottom of it. You were a hard nut to crack! I’ll tell you now what happened. Your dad was sexually abusing you.”

In the case of this survivor, the allegation is that while using sodium amytal to plant a false memory of parental sexual abuse in her, Milner himself was able to carry out sexual abuse. This survivor believed what Milner had told her. “I’ve tried so hard to visualise it,” she told the programme. “But I can only remember and visualise it from the treatment, and for 51 years I have been accusing my father of maybe doing something he did not do. And the worst part about it, I’ve got … If it didn’t happen, I’ve got to live the rest of my life knowing that I’ve told people he’s done this and accused him of doing it … I believe it was Dr Milner doing the abuse while I was under treatment.”

Milner died in 1976, so these allegations were never put to him. His family refute them and have pointed to a former patient whose life was helped by such treatment in the Fifties. This female patient continues to describe Milner as “wonderful” and says that he made her life “worth living”.

“Even though this is very shocking and horrendous,” says Barbara O’Hare, “you could even say unbelievable, we know the truth. We have our memories and we can’t all be having the same one. One member of my group dates back to 1957.”

A key voice in the campaign emerged last year when John Bull, the pioneer of community-centred children’s care in the Seventies, came forward to say that as a student nurse at Aston Hall back in the Sixties, he’d received training on the treatment but wasn’t involved in giving it. “I’ve seen the room,” he told File on 4. “From the outside when you were walking past the ward you would hear sometimes kids crying … He was the only person I know that gave the treatment.”

Isaac Crowson at the Derby Telegraph also interviewed an anonymous former staff member who remembered “how the staff regarded Milner as the expert and never once questioned him”.

Breakthroughs such as these have had a massive impact on Barbara O’Hare and her fellow survivors. “I don’t feel I’ve got anything to prove any more, which I always did feel. I remember passing my driving test more than 30 years ago and it breaking my heart. I never felt adequate; I never felt as good as anybody else.

“From the age of 12, I’ve carried a big black balloon of depression, of anger, of confusion, of hurt in my chest. For years, I’ve been trying to make sense of it.

“The decision to write this book was the best thing ever, because it deflated the balloon. It made some sense to me of what had actually gone on. It has given me the energy now that I need to help some weak and troubled survivors in my group, but the amazing thing is less than half of 1 per cent of us has a drug or drink addiction now. There are down days and days when we have mainly flashbacks or nightmares, but we are keeping each other strong.”

Aside from financial compensation, Barbara O’Hare has a clear view of what she wants to come out of any public acknowledgement of the abuse of and experimentation on the children of Aston Hall.

“I want every doctor in this country to have to carry his own portfolio, so that when you take your child to them, you can see what they have done. Dr Milner had had no experience working with children. There should be much more protection of children, and in particular more protection of children in care. I want social workers and foster parents to read this and learn from it. We messed up years ago. Don’t let us make the same mistakes for a new generation.”

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abuse-at-aston-hall-d5gkn80xj?shareToken=869d2260c8e9da9084cb1b7d514b657a




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LENNOX CASTLE: Disabled children given grotesque drug tests. #Scotland

DISABLED primary school-age children were subjected to “grotesque” drug testing in a Scots mental hospital

Sun Mar 20 2016

Such medical experimentation will form part of the SNP’s child abuse inquiry, with chair Susan O’Brien QC to launch the call for evidence in Glasgow this week.

The group of nine boys and three girls were subjected to testing while in the care of the state at Lennox Castle Hospital, near Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

They were given droperidol, a tranquiliser which was banned as an antipsychotic in Britain and America in 2001 after being linked to heart problems and a number of deaths.

It is still licenced for use in hospitals to prevent nausea in post-operative patients, although the maximum dose for under-18s is 1.25mg.

The youngsters in Lennox Castle were given up to 60mg a day for up to 19 months, with the average dose 20mg a day.

Each patient was also given a cocktail of other drugs

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Kendall House abuse

An interview with Stacey discovered in 2017 revealed a culture that enabled child abuse in the 1970s and ‘80s. In it, Stacey explained how he never reported staff who had been accused of abuse to the police, because he believed that children could be “incredibly manipulative” and that there was never a “serious case” worth reporting.

But in reality, during the time Stacey was head of Kent social services, staff at Kendall House, Gravesend, a Church of England-run children’s home in Kent, were drugging, straitjacketing, and physically and sexually abusing vulnerable girls.

The ordeals of dozens of young women came to light in 2016 after an independent report found that Kendall House had “normalised” cruelty and abuse. The recording was discovered in British Library archives by former Kendall House resident and well known campaigner, Teresa Cooper.

Cooper herself was drugged over 1200 times in 32 months at the institution, and went on to give birth to three children with birth defects. Cooper’s persistence across three decades led to the Kendall House review, which finally brought the full story of abuse to daylight.[4][5][6]

The Rev Nicolas Stacey obituary

Clergyman who became a social services director – director of social services for Kent from 1974 to 1985

14 May 2017

In 1971, Nick found his second vocation. Without any previous experience, he was appointed director of social services for Ealing

While at Kent, Nick attempted to revert to a former passion by applying for and getting chairmanship of the Sports Council, only to suffer the public humiliation of his appointment being blocked by Denis Howell, the sports minister. Nick left Kent in 1985 to run a project providing housing and sports facilities on the Isle of Dogs, east London, which was then abandoned when its sponsor withdrew. For a year he ran the small and now defunct Aids Policy Unit (he helped to found the National Aids Trust). But generally the post-Kent years were ones of voluntary work: he worked in various capacities for the church and as a voluntary prison chaplain to 200 sex offenders and chaired the East Thames Housing Group (1993-98).

Nick’s showmanship – he gave parties for his staff, one of which was attended by the singer Marianne Faithfull

Nicolas David Stacey, clergyman and social services director, born 27 November 1927; died 8 May 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/14/the-rev-nicolas-stacey-obituary

Gilo‏ @seaofcomplicity

Important piece of the jigsaw of cultural complicity. Stacey cared alright … but it was for staff and reputation.

Teresa Cooper‏ @Teresacooper

Founder of L&Q my landlord, Church of England & director of Kent social services throughout Kendall House abuse.

@CassandraCognoyou really really need to listen to this. From 23 mins in through to at least 30mins in

And listen to his comment on rape :-/ Director of Kent social services throughout KH abuse.

Teresa Cooper@Teresacooper

another interesting revelation from Rev Stacey and names names.

There was one headmaster, a fellow called John Boyce, who was terribly good with the parents …And this other one, Willie Williamson, who went on to be headmaster after Ashdown, at Ashdown Forest where Princess Margaret sent her son there.

He was a genius with bright, attractive thirteen year old boys, to who I think – and absolutely never did anything that was the least bit improper- but I mean he was really an example of people who are attracted to boys of that age, are the most brilliant teachers and we all got, or practically everybody got scholarships to Eton and the school then, then the Duke of Gloucester-this was after my time-the Duke of Gloucester sent his children there

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

#KendallHouseGrotesque dangerous assumptions for children in Kent’s care – Rev Nick Stacey – Kent Director of Social Services for 11 years


Teresa Cooper‏ @Teresacooper

Who was responsible for children in Kent social services care & socisl workers? Ive got Kent girls ss recs & abuse doc by KENT socialworkers

Rev Nicolas Stacey states his role in that interview and it is accurate with the KENT KH girls files whilst he was the director.

That letter writer re Kendall House is a Guardian newspaper journalist

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/11-august/comment/letters-t


Don Brand, Director General Social Care Council (GSCC) Deve Project, funded Joseph Rowntree Foundation at National Institute for Social work


Interview with the Revd Nick Stacey sheds light on era of Kendall House abuse

7 July 2017

AN INTERVIEW with the Anglican priest who ran Kent Social Services at the time of the Kendall House children’s-home scandal shines a light on the culture that allowed children to be mistreated and abused in the 1970s and ‘80s.

The priest, the Revd Nick Stacey, who died earlier this year (News, 12 May), was the director of Kent County Council’s social services from 1974 to 1985.

At that time, staff at Kendall House, Gravesend, a Church of England-run children’s home in Kent, were drugging, straitjacketing, and physically and sexually abusing vulnerable girls. The ordeals of dozens of young women came to light last year after an independent report found that Kendall House had “normalised” cruelty (News, 15 July 2016).

A recorded interview that Mr Stacey gave for an oral-history project in 2006 is now held by the British Library. In it, he explains how his policy was never to report staff who had been accused of abuse to the police, because he believed that children could be “incredibly manipulative” and make such stories up.

In the course of a wide-ranging discussion, he describes his approach to managing social services.

“The other thing that I had was that nobody was to go to the police about accusations against staff without my approval,” he says. “And it is incredible the way times have changed. I could never begin to do that now, but children, especially children in care, are incredibly manipulative.”

Many accusations of abuse from children in care were invented to make trouble for care-home staff, he believed. “[Children] come back [late] at six or seven o’clock, probably either having sex in the churchyard with somebody or stealing at Marks & Spencer’s or both. And [the staff] would say, ‘You’re to go to bed without supper.’

“The kids would go into supper, the child would creep down and telephone Childline, saying, ‘I’m being abused.’”

Mr Stacey tells the interviewer with pride that he “never once” went to the police, because there was never a “serious case” worth reporting.

In reality, while he was responsible for all social services in Kent, girls at Kendall House were “caught in a regime that, in many ways, sought to rob them of their individuality, of hope, and in some cases of their liberty”, the independent report says.

Girls as young as 11 were routinely, and sometimes without any medical assessment, given antidepressants, sedatives, and anti-psychotic medication, and others were put in straitjackets or sent to a local adult mental hospital. There were at least two incidents of rape while girls were put in isolation as a punishment, as well as several pregnancies and cases of self-harming.

Those whose task was to oversee the Kendall House girls’ well-being “demonstrated little curiosity, challenge or questioning”, the report alleges.

Despite noting with pride that there were no “scandals” in Kent under his watch, Mr Stacey admits during the 2006 interview that he did on occasion force some care-home workers to resign and put their names on an “at risk” register.

“I would try and get them to go to counselling,” he said. “I actually fundamentally think that to put these people . . . Terribly sad if you’re sexually orientated towards children, you know, and it is a . . . So that was one thing.”

However, if “rampant abuse” on the scale of some Roman Catholic scandals had emerged, he would have gone to the police, Mr Stacey says.

He also recounts the story of how one care home worker hit a child “very hard” and was reported to the police. Mr Stacey ensured that the man got a high-flying QC to defend him and personally gave evidence in court in his defence.

“I went to court and I said ‘You’ve got no idea how these children wind care staff up. We expect care staff with small pay to look after some of the most . . . — admittedly tragically deprived, it’s not their fault that they wind people up — and they’re aggressive and somebody loses their cool and they do hit somebody once.’ I got [him] off.”

Mr Stacey became well-known as the Rector of Woolwich in the 1960s after writing in the press about the “failure” of strenuous efforts to attract working-class people into his congregation. He later left stipendiary parish ministry, and was deputy director of Oxfam before moving into social work, first in Ealing, and then in Kent.

Among the much copied innovations he made in the county were professional fostering for troubled teenagers, and care in the community for the elderly, instead of putting them in homes.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/7-july/news/uk/interview-with-the-revd-nick-stacey-sheds-light-on-era-of-kendall-house-abuse


 

Teresa Cooper‏ @Teresacooper

^ He doesn’t say he got the child off. He got the accused off.

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Rev Nick Stacey was in Ealing Social Services for 3 years

Mischief‏ @mischiefx

The Times, June 11, 1971 Controversy over Ealing post for Nicolas Stacey

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Nick Stacey on writing the obituary for Michael de la Noy, one-time Albany Trust director

Together with a whistle-blown House of Bishops document published last year, the image is of a church that pretends a ‘robust’ response whilst consciously operating a mirage. Instructions from the CofE’s legal head advised diocesan bishops to use “careful drafting” to “effectively apologise” without enabling victims to get compensation. The Church and insurer have in effect ran an ‘affiliated corporate hand-wash’ with both parts washing hands of responsibility for actions of the other. They maintain the pretence of separation. The Church wants to quietly have its cake and eat it.

Headmasters on EIG board of directors

In addition to senior CofE figures, three headmasters have also been on the board of the insurer. Ecclesiastical’s website states that it insures over 40% of independent schools. These three headmasters, across more than three decades, are listed on Companies House as having been directors (governors) of other prep schools in addition to headship of their own schools. More than half these have had abuse cases and media reports. One example is Caldicott. All three headmasters had governance of this school at different times – a school with a complex abuse history spanning decades and centred around its own headmaster. But many of the other schools too have been subject of abuse allegations:

Abingdon, Ashdown, Ashfold, Cothill Trust, Loretto, Millfield, Mount House, Radley College, Repton, Stoke Brunswick, Summerfields, Wellington College

Does the presence of headmasters, presumably representing the interest of all these schools, on EIG raise similar ethical questions? Have survivors from these schools been informed that heads/governors of their schools were part of the insurer possibly handling claims? Those I’ve asked had no idea and were shocked to discover these potential conflicts of interest. One Caldicott survivor told me that one of these had praised Peter Wright as the “finest prep school headmaster of his generation” at Wright’s retirement speechday. There’s no grounds for suspecting any of the three had prior idea that Wright had been subject of rumours from the late 1960’s onwards and across the decades. But these links between the worlds of private school, church and insurer are bound to raise questions for survivors. Has EIG insured all these schools? I asked a few. They were reluctant to say.

Tim Brinton MP – contemporary of Rev Nick Stacey

Member of Kent County Council since 1974.
Brinton was a Kent County Councillor from 1974 to 1981 and Member of Parliament (MP) for the marginal seat of Gravesend from 1979 (gaining the seat from Labour) to 1983, and, following boundary changes, for the new Gravesham constituency from 1983 until he stood down in 1987. In 2003, he became a member of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).[4]
Tim Brinton, a former newsreader, was Conservative MP for Gravesham during the Thatcher years between 1975 and 1987.
He joined the BBC as a radio announcer in 1951
During his time as MP he drew on his professional background in the media to help establish a scheme for media training at Conservative central office and also chaired the Conservatives’ backbench media committee.
Brinton’s television career was varied: he presented documentary features, ITV sport, Come Dancing, interviewed the Shah of Iran and became the first nude newscaster having appeared in a programme about Turkish baths.
He flirted briefly in the mid-Nineties with Sir James Goldsmith’s Referendum Party, which sought a referendum on Britain’s role in the European Union, but returned to the Tory fold in 1996.

Thatcher says no evidence on Rothschild

The Prime Minister said last night no evidence existed to suggest Lord Rothschild, former head of the Downing Street “think tank,” had ever been a Soviet agent.

Her brief statement came just 24 hours after she had stunned MPs by refusing to immediately clear the peer of allegations that he was the “fifth man” after his personal appeal.

Mrs Thatcher said: “I have now considered more fully Lord Rothschild ‘s letter in The Daily Telegraph yesterday, in which he referred to innuendoes that he had been a Soviet agent.

“I consider it important to maintain the practice of successive governments of not commenting on security matters. But I am willing to make an exception on the matter raised in Lord Rothschild ‘s letter.

“I am advised that we have no evidence that he was ever a Soviet agent.”

Lord Rothschild, who was a wartime M15 officer, was informed by Downing Street of the Prime Minister’s announcement shortly before it was made at 5pm.

Mr Tim Brinton, Conservative MP for Gravesham, who invited the Prime Minister on Thursday to protect Lord Rothschild ‘s reputation against false innuendoes and smears, said: “It was quite clear from her answer then that she needed time so that various people could consider the matter, rather than make a spot decision off the top of her head.”

1979 Speech to Conservatives in Gravesend

Thatcher:
So all of this people know, all of this we have to get across to them, and I believe, as Reg Prentice has done, that a large number of people who’ve never supported us before will be prepared to do so this time if we make contact with them. And I must say, they’ll have a jolly good Member in Tim Brinton when he’s returned to the House of Commons
MT Engagement Diary 1982
1915   Drinks for MPs [Robert Adley, Jonathan Aitken, Michael Ancram, Robert Atkins, Anthony Beaumont-Dart, Peter Bottomley, Tim Brinton, John Brown,
Kenneth Carlisle, The Hon. Alan Clark, Sir William Clark, Den Dover, Bob Dunn, Tim Eggar, Sir Peter Emery, Harry Greenway, John Hannam, John Heddle,
Sir Anthony Kershaw, Ivan Lawrence, John Lee, John Major, Dr. Brian Mawhinney, Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, Robert McCrindle, Fergus Montgomery,
Michael Neubert, Jim Pawsey, Tim Renton, Peter Rost, The Lord Sandys, Michael Shersby, John Stradling-Thomas, Anthony Steen, Ivor Stanbrook,
Teddy Taylor, Peter Temple-Morris, John Townend, John Ward, Ian Gow: THCR 2-6-2-99 f84]

Dined H/C IG [Ian Gow] and Chairman [Cecil Parkinson]
A service of thanksgiving for the life of Tim Brinton was held on Wednesday, July 15, at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
Among others present were…
Mr Peter Bottomley, MP, Mr Roger Ordish,

 


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Stephen Fry Leads Missing Children Campaign – helped by Bob Geldof

Stephen Fry leads campaign involved with missing children.

11/02/2016:

https://www.childrescuealert.org.uk/

Stephen Fry and Queen Elizabeth

…Stephen Fry ‘trivialised’ child abuse

29 August 2013

The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint that Stephen Fry “trivialised” child abuse during an episode of QI in which he recited a limerick about a chaplain’s desire for a choir boy.

During the episode, Fry recited the lines: “There was a young chaplain from King’s / Who talked about God and such things / But his real desire / Was a boy in the choir / With a bottom like jelly on springs.”

The ESC report said a woman complained because “she felt that the BBC showed a lack of understanding of what the limerick implied. The complainant said that the limerick trivialised the subject of paedophilia.”

The episode of QI, broadcast on BBC Two on 11 January, was followed by a Newsnight edition focusing on the Jimmy Savile scandal.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-rejects-claim-stephen-fry-trivialised-child-abuse-on-qi-8789553.html

 

Stephen Fry is a close friend of Prince Charles

Princess Diana, in intimate confessions recorded on video by her voice coach,   described her sex life with Prince Charles as “odd, very odd”. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princess-diana-parents-earl-spencer-never-loved-her-sex-tapes-channel-4-remarriage-countess-footage-a7870856.html

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Stephen Fry fundraises for The Prince’s Trust

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Stephen Fry’s ‘lurid’ speech was too much even for some of the liberal minded guests at dinner event

The comic treated guests to a graphic story about Gore Vidal’s stay at a top London hotel where he rang a gay escort agency to arrange a boy for an energetic afternoon session.

Fry’s lurid details of the sex act with the young man and what he would or would not perform was too much for some guests. ‘Fry’s speech was deeply distasteful

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2618339/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Stephen-Frys-lurid-speech-liberal-minded-guests-dinner-event.html

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Fry’s comedy comes under fire.  Plans to stage a comedy penned by actor Stephen Fry about paedophilia in a public school were condemned today.

Plans to stage a comedy penned by actor Stephen Fry about paedophilia in a public school were condemned today.

The play details a homosexual affair between a teacher and his 13-year-old pupil, is to be staged at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe.

But Latin! Or Tobacco and Boys, billed as “a play in two unnatural acts”, has come under fire from a children’s charity and city councillors.

A theatre company is about to sign a contract to stage the comedy as part of the Fringe programme.

Cambridge-based Activated Image said the play celebrated “the love of a man for a 13-year-old boy”.

But the leisure and culture spokesman for Edinburgh’s Conservative Party, James Gilchrist, attacked it as “gratuitous smut”.

He said: “Stephen Fry’s contribution to the world of theatre could be written on the back of a postage stamp.

“What kind of person thinks that paedophilia is funny? .”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-107854/Frys-comedy-comes-fi…

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Fry still joking about child abuse…last week

 Baftas 2016: Stephen Fry shocks with reference to paedophilia

re: clerical child sex abuse.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/showbiz/baftas-2016-stephen-fry-shocks-with-reference-to-paedophilia-720613.html

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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/04/11/stephen-fry-hits-out-at-self-pitying-sexual-assault-victims-trying-to-censor-culture/?utm_source=PNT&utm_medium=SocialTwitter&utm_content=TwitterN&utm_campaign=PNTwitter


Jonathan King and Stephen Fry – friends

Jonathan Ross, whose first job was as King’s junior researcher; Dave Gilmour, of Pink Floyd, whose first band, Joker’s Wild, King produced at Cambridge; Peter Cook, who knew all the lyrics to King’s B-sides; Simon Cowell, who put up £50,000 of King’s £150,000 bail when he was arrested in 2000; Stephen Fry, with whom King had a raucous lunch at Le Gavroche just the other day.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/jonathan-king-my-books-an-online-hit-millions-click-on-my-videos-how-about-lifting-the-media-ban-on-6268884.html

Music mogul Jonathan King to face trial over ‘sex crimes’

  • 31 July 2017

Former music producer Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on teenage boys.

The ex-singer is accused of assaulting boys aged 14 to 16 between 1970 and 1986 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Mr King, 72, of Bayswater, west London, appeared at Southwark Crown Court for the hearing under his real name of Kenneth George King.

The Genesis producer was released on conditional bail until 22 January.

The allegations are linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and Mr King, who also produced songs for 10cc and the Bay City Rollers, must not contact any prosecution witnesses.

Mr King’s trial date was set for 11 June 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/40779028

Stephen Fry, a founder of the Groucho Club


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Jeremy Hunt to get £15m payout from Hotcourses sale amid NHS crisis

An education business co-founded by Jeremy Hunt in 1996 is on the verge of being sold for up to £35m

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Jeremy Hunt, The Groucho Club and the Bottomleys

What are the connections?

The Groucho Club

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John Henry James Lewis, has over the last few years faced (along with his fellow-directors of the Groucho Club, where he is the Chairman) myriad allegations. These include charges that they and/or staff knowingly allowed, and helped cover up, sexual molestation on the premises of the Club…and, once discovered, conspired to delete paedophile links that had been running over many months on the Groucho Members’ Forum Website.
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And John Henry James Lewis, Chairman of the infamous Groucho Club in London’s Dean Street, has for some years been the major bankroller of former Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP
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Hunt excelled himself by suggesting to his audience that his father “worked as a manager for the NHS”. It is an exaggeration served with lashings of deception: Sir Nicholas John Streynsham Hunt (Daddy) was Admiral of the Fleet in his main career and, once retired, became a quangoista par excellence.
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Virginia Bottomley

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Admiral Sir John had an elder brother (now carefully airbrushed out of the Wikipedias and other genealogies), one Roland Colin Charles Hunt. He married Hilda Pauline Garnett, whose brother was W. John Garnett. WJG had a daughter called Hilda Brunette Maxwell Garnett….aka, Virginia Bottomley.
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JEREMY and VIRGINIA are cousins

Peter Bottomley

Needs no introduction here as an ELM GUEST HOUSE visitor. He is of course MARRIED to Virginia and has stepped back from what could have been a high-flying political career in order to allow his wife centre stage. The timing of this withdrawal is interesting tho.

The background details of Bottomley’s interaction with NAYPIC and Chris Fay (as in Mary Moss documents’) are revealing.

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Stephen Fry – also president of the charity MIND

Background on MIND:

The mental health charity Mind introduced PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) to the Albany Trust 

The director of Mind at the time was also a senior figure in The National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), which accepted PIE and PAL as members.


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Prince Charles’ Trusted charity aide – Sir Harold Haywood of The Prince’s Trust and Chairman of the Albany Trust

During the time that Sir Harold Haywood was Chairman of Albany Trust, Haywood coaxed into existence a booklet entitled Paedophilia: Some Questions and Answers along with fellow Albany Trustees, members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE’s Keith Hose and Tom O’Carroll) and the Paedophile Action League (PAL).

One of the Booklet’s stated aims was to argue for the positive social benefits paedophiles brought to society:

“In the belief that knowledge dispels prejudice, this booklet sets out to answer the commonest questions and suppositions about paedophilia, and to argue that those involved represent no special threat to society, but on the contrary are often a force for social good.”

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Prince Charles pays tribute to devoted Sir Harold Haywood

June 10, 2010

“My father was very involved with the royal family during the Prince’s Trust days in the 1970s and 1980s but remained a close friend and adviser to the Prince.

Sir Harold Haywood, Savile, NAYC & PHAB 

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Bob Geldof of charity fiasco Live-Aid, is going to assist Stephen Fry and the Child Rescue Alert Charity. What a team.

“Bob Geldof, co-founder of technology company Groupcall, which provides the technology behind Child Rescue Alert, will complete the campaign by honouring companies and individuals involved at an awards ceremony later in February..”

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Live Aid: The Terrible Truth

Most damningly, Keating reported that Geldof was warned, repeatedly, from the outset by several relief agencies in the field about Mengistu,… mercilessly conducting resettlement marches on which 100,000 people died, and butchering helpless people.

According to Medicins Sans Frontiers, who begged Geldof to not release the money until there was a reliable infrastructure to get it to victims, he simply ignored them…

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Bob Geldof’s Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts supposed to help the poor of the Third World.

The money raised by Geldof’s Live 8 “was instead used to pay off the corporate creditors of indebted countries.

In effect, the ENTIRE focus of the money generated by Live 8 was to provide direct assistance to corporations owed money by these impoverished nations.

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In 2008, Bob Geldof made a speech, in Melbourne, about the tragedy of Third World poverty.

He was paid A$100,000 for his one-off speech which included a luxury hotel room and first-class airfares.

Bob Geldof is a friend of George Bush and Tony Blair.

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That Geldof decided to help organize a charity event is interesting because until then he seems to have had no interest in charities and is said to have abused the very idea. Maybe he remembered the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the religious order which ran his old school, Blackrock College, was into charity in a big way, and has done rather well out of it. Having been driven out of France after the French revolution, the order set up house in some of the most economically disadvantaged communities in the world, whether this had an influence of Mr Geldof we do not know.
What is clear, for all Geldof’s charity work, and the enormous sums of money people have donated to charities he fronted, there are more people in the world living in abject poverty and ignorance today than when he first held his hand out in 1984 with the Band Aid Christmas single. Yet despite this, as is demonstrated in Geldof’s recent self serving letter, he is still willing to act as a front of house publicist for some of the most reactionary and blood stained politicians the west has produced in the modern age

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Peter Tatchell with Bob Geldoff


MIND Charity boss says sorry after child sex abuse scandal

Mind boss Paul Farmer-chief executive of the mental health charity travelled from London for talks with the mother, whose son’s evidence saw Brown, 55, of Inchberry Close, Benwell, Newcastle, last month jailed for eight years at Newcastle Crown Court.

Pervert carer Kevin Brown:

Despite warnings he was allowed to carry on working at the charity’s home in Newcastle and steal the childhoods of some of those in his care.

The prosecution came 10 years after sex beast John Leslie Duncan was jailed for near identical abuse at the now-closed Feversham school, in Walbottle, Newcastle.

A third carer at the school under investigation committed suicide by jumping off a bridge.

The meeting came about after the Chronicle highlighted the many questions that remain unanswered about the school, where two, and possibly three, predatory paedophiles targeted vulnerable young pupils.

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