Report on Malcolm Thompsons Child Sexual Abuse at Sheffield Childrens Homes

In response to a FOI Request [1] Sheffield City Council have released the “Review of Malcolm Thompson’s Employment by Sheffield City Council 1977 -1990” Part 1 Download [2] and Part 2 Download [3] carried out for Sheffield Area Child Protection Committee by Sheila Poupard and Malcolm Jordan.

Malcolm Thompson was convicted on 29th June 1992 and the Director of Social Services commissioned the Review in July 1992 with the purpose of establishing what lessons could be learned on Social Work and Management Practice and advise on necessary action.

The Childrens Homes covered were Todwick Grange, Lane End and later Ringinglow.

In the Appendix is a very interesting collection of allegations of abuse, the years, the charges, and the convictions. He was convicted on 29th June 1992 at Sheffield Crown Court to 6 years imprisonment for 4 indecent assaults on children, although there were many more allegations.

The Report has only been skimmed and if anyone can do a summary of the Report or put it into context it would be gratefully received.

The Review is divided into the following chapters


Todwick Grange

What was life like at Todwick Grange?

Malcolm Thompsons Career

Allegations against Malcolm Thompson and the Departmental Response

The Family and Community Services Department

Now and in the Future



Appendix containing known complaints against Malcolm Thompson, Follow up, Charges and the Certificate of Conviction.

Sheffield child abuse news archive [5] can be found on the Spotlight on Abuse Blog [4]. The newspaper reports on this blog are from the archive which is invaluable.

Project Greenlight Sheffield child abuse archive pages[6] . Project Greenlight collects information on all Child Abuse. The Home Page [7] gives more information, and it is searchable by name, geographic region or police operation. They collect and publish evidence from mainstream sources. These include press reports, local authority minutes, police operation reports and mainstream news sites. Anyone with a spare half hour can help them.

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]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Links and References

[1] FOI request RH

[2] Part 1 2.3M Malcolm Thompson Report

[3] Part 2 1.3M Malcolm Thompson Report

[4] Spotlight on Abuse Blog

[5] Sheffield Child Abuse News Archive on Spotlight

[6] Project Greenlight Sheffield

[7] Project Greenlight homepage information

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email

Blog Limitations – I cannot read all pages on PDFs due to unknown technical difficulties and hence this affects my blogs about Reports on PDF.

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