Witherwack House Press Cuttings, Officer Code of Conduct, Document Retention Schedules

Sunderland City Council have released more documents in response to a Freedom of Information request [6].

The Documents

Press Cuttings [2] largely about Witherwack House, child abuse, the council, police inquiries and inspections from February to June 1992

Council Standards of Conduct Guidance for Officers [1] from this time.

Council Retention Schedules for

Childrens Services [3]

Childrens Services residential  [4]

Legal Services [5]

As yet the documents have only been briefly examined and more information or context or background is gratefully received.

Please also note Spotlight On Abuse [8] press cuttings and articles on child abuse in Sunderland [7]

Project Greenlight [10] collects and publishes information about child abuse and has a page on Witherwack [9].

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. 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] Standards of Conduct Guidance for Officers (at time of Witherwack Child Abuse)  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/192921/response/480331/attach/3/3%20Code%20of%20conduct%20approved%203.7.91.pdf

[2] Press Cuttings on Council and Witherwack Approx Feb- June 1992 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/192921/response/480348/attach/2/FOI140149%20Witherwack%20Press%20Cuttings%20Scan%20Copy.pdf

[3] Retention Schedule Childrens Services https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/192921/response/480331/attach/4/Childrens%20Services%20Client%20Records.pdf

[4] Retention Schedule Childrens Services Residential https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/192921/response/480331/attach/5/childrensservicesresidential.pdf

[5] Retention Schedule Legal Services https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/192921/response/480331/attach/6/legal%20services.pdf

[6] FOI Request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/press_cuttings_and_code_of_condu#outgoing-332088

[7] Spotlight on abuse Sunderland http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/sunderland/

[8] Spotlight blogspot http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/g010992a.jpg

[9] Project Greenlight  Info on Witherwack http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/north-east-england/tyne-and-wear/witherwack-house/

[10] Project Greenlight http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/

[11] Spotlight Sunderland picture http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/g010992a.jpg

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/

[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/

[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm

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