Monday, September 26, 2011

#Wales : Child Abuse Tribunial Investigatiom was Flawed.

ELEVEN YEARS ago the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal produced its report, “Lost In Care”. It cleared North Wales Police of the charge that it failed to investigate child abuse at an early stage.

A decade later REBECCA says the Tribunal — which cost £14 million — missed evidence that would have challenged that vindication.

The three members of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal — Margaret Clough, chairman Sir Ronald Waterhouse and Morris le Fleming. REBECCA says one of their key conclusions is unsafe…
Photo © Press Association
During its hearings, the Tribunal was made aware by television journalists that new allegations had come to light.

The broadcasters had interviewed a witness who claimed he’d gone to the police years before a key child abuser
was brought to book.

The Tribunal told the reporters they would be in contempt if the allegations were broadcast. The allegations were removed from a documentary about the child abuser. 

But having gagged the media, the Tribunal then failed to call the witness. His allegations were never investigated.

In the same week that the journalists were being censored, detectives from North Wales Police went to see the witness. Attempts by REBECCA to find out if this was part of a deliberate attempt to keep him away more

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#Tory child abuse offenders..

#Waterhouse #Masonic child abuse. (2000)

The government is expected to accept all of the recommendations made in the damning Waterhouse report into the sexual abuse of hundreds of children over two decades in North Wales children's homes.
The report published in February said that systematic abuse, a climate of violence and a culture of secrecy existed in dozens of children's homes.
After a three-year, £13m investigation, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC made 72 recommendations, calling for sweeping changes to the way local councils, social services and police deal with children in care.
He recommended the appointment of an independent children's commissioner for Wales, whistleblowing procedures to allow staff to raise concerns and a children's complaints officer to be appointed in every local authority to deal with allegations of abuse.
While ministers are set to accept all of the recommendations when the government formally responds to the report, many of the suggestions will be put out to consultation before any changes are made.
Victims of the scandal reacted with anger to the government's response to recommendations made in the damning Waterhouse report.
They accused ministers of "completely ignoring" them and demanded a national inquiry into child abuse.
Steve Messham, spokesman for North Wales Abuse Survivors, said: "The recommendations do not go far enough and do not apply to the whole of the country.
"We want a national inquiry into child abuse, not just one for North Wales.
"But most importantly, the victims are completely ignored. There is no mention of compensation, counselling or help and support for victims, and the government has failed to pick up on that."
The report exposed one of the worst child abuse scandals in history.
Hundreds of children had been physically, sexually or emotionally abused in care homes in North Wales between 1974 and 1990.
The inquiry heard from 240 people abused as children in 40 homes but there are thought to be hundreds more victims.
At least 12 victims have committed suicide, one has been convicted for murder and hundreds of others say their lives have been destroyed by the abuse they endured.
The report also mentioned 200 people who were abusers, alleged abusers or had failed to protect children in the homes, although not all of them have been named.

#Masonic child abuse cover-up. The WATERHOUSE Report.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Wounded Warrior 'You are Not Alone'

Baby P effect puts record number of 'at risk' children in care

Growth in care orders attributed to greater alertness by social workers and lower risk threshold after high-profile Haringey case

Baby P
The Baby P case in Haringey has led to many local authorities lowering the risk threshold required to remove a child into care. Photograph: ITV News/PA
Record numbers of "at risk" children are being taken from their families and placed into care, official figures show, as social workers respond to what they regard as increasing neglect and emotional abuse of vulnerable youngsters.
The rapid growth in care orders is attributed partly to social workers being more prepared to intervene to protect young children from persistent exposure to domestic violence, and parental mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse.
Experts also believe the "Baby Peter effect", following the death of Peter Connolly in Haringey, has persuaded many local authorities to lower the risk threshold to remove a child, in the hope that this will reduce the chances of a high profile child death.

The latest figures, published by Cafcass, the children's court advisory service reveal a rapid and unexpected acceleration in court applications in recent months, following a steady rise over the last three years. There were 894 care applications in March alone, the highest monthly total since records began in 2001. Between April and August more than 4,000 care applications were made in England – nearly 9% up on the same period last year.

Local authorities fear the rapid increase in children being taken into care is becoming financially unsustainable. Some councils have gone over budget on child protection this year as they are being forced to massive cuts.

In 2008-09 there were 6,488 care applications. Last year there were 9,184, which on current projections will be comfortably exceeded by the end of March. Almost all result in the child being taken into care.

Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas said local authorities were right in taking more children at risk of significant harm into care. "This data represents children's lives, and the rise in numbers shows a greater awareness of the life-threatening situations some children live in, day-by-day, with no light on their horizon."

He said that the case of 17-month old Peter Connelly, who was on Haringey council's child protection register when he was killed by his mother and two of her male friends in 2007, still loomed large. Subsequent inquiries found that safeguarding officials believed Peter's situation did not meet the threshold for taking him into care, believing he was safe with his mother. "Since then, many local authorities have lowered the threshold they use for making a court application to remove a child, and kept that threshold lower."

Matt Dunkley, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services said the increases reflected a greater understanding by social workers of the dangers of leaving children in chaotic family environments where they were at risk of neglect or of witnessing domestic violence, and that, anecdotally, these risks had increased. "Social workers would say that the economy is placing more pressure on families who are least able to cope. They would say that the sheer number of parents abusing drugs and alcohol has increased."

He added that the figures would be even higher but for the fact that the family courts were "clogged up, " limiting the numbers of applications. Cases can typically take between 12 and 18 months to go through the courts, although ministers hope that a review of the family justice system will lead to the process being limited to 30 weeks.

Councils are looking to shift their focus towards "early intervention" policies such as parenting support projects in the hope that this will reduce the number of children at risk of being taken into care. But government cuts, including a 20% reduction in the early intervention grant funding, has made this shift more difficult.

A Department for Education spokesman said: "We are aware that care applications remain at very high levels, but there is no evidence that children are being taken into care unnecessarily. It's vital when decisions are made to take a child into care that the family justice system can respond quickly and effectively. We know that there are unacceptable delays in the system at the present time. The Family Justice Review, which is due to report later in the year, is taking a radical look at how these processes could be improved."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#voiceforchildren :Sworn #AFFIDAVIT of former Jersey police Chief

Before you read the Chief Officer’s affidavit, we thought it would be beneficial for readers to understand why the Royal Court did not look at - or rule on - the “original” suspension of Chief Officer Power invoked by the previous Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis.

The law on judicial review by the courts positions - a judicial review as a "last resort" option when all other alternatives have been tried and have failed  ...  a court will refuse an application, whatever its merits, where there is an "alternative remedy" available.   In the case of Chief Officer Power the court ruled that the review of the suspension by the current Home Affairs Minister was an "alternative remedy" which effectively cancelled out the original suspension decision.

It could therefore only argue against the "most recent decision" which was the decision of the current Home Affairs Minister, Ian Le Marquand that he was renewing the suspension on his own authority.   He did this through a process lasting a couple of days.  

The court ruled that he (ILM) followed a fair process in reaching his decision.  The court does not pass judgement on whether his decision was the best decision he could have taken, whether it was wise, or whether there was a cheaper alternative.   The court just ruled that he acted within his powers.   It was a decision he was entitled to take in the way that he took it, whatever its merits.  

They held that the review held by ILM in February and March 2009 constituted an "alternative remedy" and so it effectively removed any right of the court to review the first decision.   All that said, the court did an unusual thing.   Having ruled themselves unable pass judgement on the first decision they decided to make comment upon it nevertheless.   They could not formally rule that it was illegal, but they recorded the view that it did not meet the required standards..   The language used by the court is a little obscure, but it might be translated by some, that the judgement was saying that if the first suspension had ever come to court it would have been ruled to be illegal.... read more


Monday, September 5, 2011

#Ricosorda: Senator le cover-up.

Children taken from parents for being fat: Outrage as social workers break up 'loving' family

#voiceforchildren : Smelling a rat.

On Wednesday the 17 of August 2011 Deputy Trevor Pitman was interviewed live in the studio of the AWARD WINNING CTV. The subject of the interview was supposed to be about the Deputy's Scrutiny Sub Panel Review into the BDO/Alto audit Report of the expenditure during the "Historic" Child Abuse Enquiry.

However the reporting by CTV has not only infuriated survivors of the Child Abuse in Jersey, and others, but has "sickened" none other than the Chief Executive Officer of Home Affairs Mr. Steven Austin Vautier. He told the Scrutiny Panel that after watching the particular broadcast on Wednesday the 17th he was "sick to the pit of his stomach" he said that parts of what CTV reported was "Tosh" and "Dribble". This is a view shared by many people concerning, not only CTV's reporting of anything to do with the Historic Child Abuse but by the entire "accredited" media in Jersey.

The interview with Deputy Trevor Pitman below will give viewers an idea of what has been said "under oath" by witnesses at some of these hearings. Just as importantly it will give viewers an idea on what the "accredited" media HAVEN'T been reporting.

Here are a few headlines that, in any functioning Democracy with a free press, could have more

Sunday, September 4, 2011

David Morrison #Paedophile raped 14 month old baby girl.

Paedophile raped 14-month-old baby girl
Rape: Morrison was branded one of Scotland's 'most dangerous sexual predators' after admitting the abuse.

A paedophile has admitted raping a 14-month-old baby girl and filming the abuse on a webcam at his home.

David Morrison, 45, of Grangemouth, also admitted being in possession of a library of child abuse images at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.

Morrison admitted that he raped the child after evidence of the sexual abuse was built up by police through combining online chat logs, photographs and expert analysis of veins in Morrison's hands.

He also admitted taking, possessing and distributing images through the internet.

The investigation found he stated online that he intended to carry out the act. Detectives who seized his computers then discovered he had taken a video clip of the rape, sent the image to a paedophile in the USA and then spoke about it online afterwards.

Detective Inspector Barry Blair, of the Public Protection Unit, which led Operation Malta, said: "This man is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous sexual predators we have ever investigated. We know that children in the Forth Valley area and beyond are considerably safer now he has been convicted at court of these despicable offences.

"A comprehensive and unique evidential jigsaw helped us to charge Morrison with rape, to which has now pleaded guilty. We were able to piece together his offending by examining his chat logs to other offenders immediately before the offence took place, detailed examination of the images he had taken of the abuse actually taking place and looking at chat logs immediately after the offence had taken place.

"Experts were able to tell us, that by examining the patterns of veins on the back of a hand in one of the images and comparing that with photos we took of Morrison's hands, the person in the photo was him. They were also able to tell us by closely scrutinising the backgrounds of the images that the photos were taken in his home."

Expert analysts were able to identify the location in the image as his home and that a hand which featured in the photograph was that of Morrison.

The pattern of veins on the back of his hand was compared to Morrison’s, confirming that he had committed the act.

Forensic examination of five hard-drives taken from his home revealed Morrison had been in contact with paedophiles in 25 countries. In the UK alone, 15 people have been arrested as a result of the inquiry. Three children were removed from harm after being identified as at risk.

In total Morrison was found with more than 13,000 downloaded and uploaded images, including photographs and videos.

A number of the child abuse images found in the investigation that began in December 2010 were of the most severe kind.

More than 30 police officers and staff worked on the investigation, alongside representatives of other agencies.

Detective Sergeant Douglas Howie, of the Specialist Investigations Unit, which investigates online crime and sexual abuse, said: "The possession and distribution of child abuse images is in no way a victimless crime. Morrison was in contact with more than 200 people around the world through the internet, who were all like-minded individuals who were interested in the sexual abuse of young children. In the UK alone, three children were effectively rescued from being at risk.

"Morrison was carrying out sex abuse on a small child and posting those images around the world for the gratification of others. I cannot think of a more abhorrent offence."

Anne Donaldson, Central Scotland Procurator Fiscal, added: "David Morrison has today pled guilty to offences that any civilised person will find it impossible to comprehend.

"He sexually abused a child and transmitted images of this abuse via a webcam. He made and downloaded indecent images of children and shared these photographs on the internet. "Working closely with police specialists, who utilised the latest technology to uncover the extent of his offending, the expert prosecutors in our National Sexual Crimes Unit have today brought Morrison to justice for these most despicable of crimes.

"I want to reassure the public that the prosecution service will work tirelessly to ensure that there is no place to hide for those intent on committing child abuse. They will be found, and they will be brought to justice."

#Cloyne: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says the Taoiseach has some explaining to do:

#Guardian article ' Maybe we should hear more of Mary Bell'

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Child Abuse is Killing our Children...

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES...but the only way to understand the horror of child abuse.

#Cloyne: #Vatican rejects Irish parliament child abuse rebuke

#Cloyne #Vatican admits 'grave' errors: ....Well that makes us feel a whole lot better !

#Cloyne: #Vatican's 15-page response to #Cloyne report 'will be published imminently', according to reports in Italy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

#Carennegate Affair..#Paedophiles named..

Just for the investigators investigating Carenne, a list of students molested and by whom.

David Withyman - Blackburn, Warne, Luther, Neal
Melissa King - Neal
Daniel McIntosh - Luther
Courtney Robinson - Neal
Kira Toohill - Neal
Jessica Kable - Neal
Cherie Gilmore - Baskerville, Neal
Thomas Parkes - Luther, Neal
Renee White - Neal
Claire Collins - Baskerville, Neal
Daniel Harris - Auld
Jarrod Willot - Auld
Jacob Mick - Baskerville, Neal
Joshua Ross - Baskerville, Neal
Ben Rotherham - Baskerville
Jamie Hussey - Luther, Neal
Daniel Britton - Luther
Dean Sommerville - Smith
Melissa Harris - J Russell, Baskerville
Tiffany Smith - Baskerville
Tim Duggan - Neal
Luke Housler - Luther, Neal
Kyle Edwards _ Gavin
Paul Rice - Luther, Gavin
Jack Saddler - Auld, Neal
Mitchell Casey - Neal

Who at Carenne has been investigated by CMU/CPID/EPAC for child abuse?

Ros Luther
Michael Auld
Terry Neal
Nadine Dwyer
Karina Mollenkamp
Margaret Rowe
Janelle Kemp
Melinda Gavin