Jim cannot fix this – new blog

Our attention has been brought to a blog about the accusations made against Jimmy Saville.  You have to drill down to get the full picture but at first glance it seems to be a somewhat sceptical account of the allegations made. However it does provide a useful description of the context in which the allegations […]

Church in Wales commission trawling excercise

The Church in Wales have commissioned a major major review to ensure welfare of children during which child protection workers will trawl files to see if any children are presently at risk. An independent review designed to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people is being undertaken by the Church in Wales. […]

Shieldfield is not an isolated case

It would be reassuring to dismiss Shieldfield as a terrible aberration. The story of what happened to Dawn Reed and Chris Lillie is so bizarre that it might seem to be without parallel. But that would be to replace one delusion by another. On the day after the libel judgment, the Guardian newsdesk was contacted […]

The Great Children’s Home Panic

Published in 1998, The Great Children’s Home Panic was the first book to raise serious questions about a kind of police operation which has used up hundreds of millions of pounds of public money and resulted in allegations being trawled by the police against thousands of former care workers and teachers. This book is a […]

West Dudley MBC following up allegations of historical abuse

Dudley Council is today, Monday 21st February 2000, following up an allegation made by a local Brierley Hill man that he was subjected to sexual abuse whilst living at Saltwells House approximately 20 years ago. This allegation came to light following an article in the Express and Star, Friday 18th February 2000, in which it […]