Newcastle Nursery Class Sexual Abuse Report by Hunt 1994 released

The Report of the Independent Inquiry into multiple abuse pdf download [1]  in nursery classes in Newcastle upon Tyne by  Hunt, P. (1994)  for Newcastle upon Tyne City Council has been released in response to a FOI Request [2]. It is also available on wordpress [1a]

The report is to Tony Flynn, Chair of the Education Committee, City Council of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It investigates how Jason Dabbs managed to abuse many children in two nursery schools. Brian Roycroft was Director of Social Services Department at this time.

The report is based in 4 sections-

1 Background

2 The response of social services

3 Epilogue to the first two parts

4 Recommendations.

Some information is redacted and the Council have so far been unable to justify this apart from to say that to identify teachers may identify the schools which may identify the children. This does not appear to be consistent with the law and an internal review has been asked for.

Corrections,comments, information, an informed summary, an overview or significance of this report is welcomed.

A newspaper article from the Independent is here  [3]

It is believed one school is Bolam Street School, Byker known as Byker Primary

Each child involved reportedly received £5000.

Any further details gratefully received.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this report. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]

Links and References

[1] Report of the independent inquiry into multiple abuse in nursery classes in Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne County Council. Hunt, P. (1994)  on WDTK by Peter Hunt

[1a] Report on wordpress Jason Dabbs Newcastle Inquiry Low Res

[2] FOI Request

[3] 1993 Apr 23 Independent – Out of the mouths of bairns: When children revealed they had been abused at nursery school, parents on a Tyneside estate united to obtain evidence. Beatrix Campbell reports

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

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7 Responses to Newcastle Nursery Class Sexual Abuse Report by Hunt 1994 released

  1. Pingback: Newcastle Nursery Class Sexual Abuse Report Released | L8in

  2. lois sutherland says:

    Hi I was a pupil at byker primary I was part of what happened I’m just wondering if and where I can find any more info on this please xx


  3. Pingback: Education Department Review By Margaret Diamond on Jason Dabbs Newcastle | cathyfox

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