Liz Davies’ Open Letter to Margaret Hodge

Liz Davies open letter to Margaret Hodge – very interesting to see how Margaret Hodge will react. She was head of the Islington Council when Liz Davies was whistleblowing, yet Liz was ignored at best, and hindered for years so it is good to see her recent conversion to whistleblowing. It remains to be seen what this means in terms of bringing the guilty to justness and giving victims a voice and the healing they need.

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Last Friday (August 1st, 2014), Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, issued a statement on the poor treatment of whistleblowers, and how they are often victimised by managers (see Rayeev Syal, ‘Public service whistleblowers ‘treated shockingly’, report finds’, The Guardian, August 1st, 2014). Hodge was earlier Leader of Islington Council from 1982 to 1992, during which time the council was beset by a terrible child abuse scandal affecting most of the children’s homes in the borough. Liz Davies was a social worker for Islington Council who acted as the principal whistleblower about this scandal; she is now Reader in Social Work at London Metropolitan University. Below I reproduce, with permission from Dr Davies, an open letter from her to Margaret Hodge in response to Hodge’s recent comments.

See also Liz Davies’ website, in particular this page featuring videos of various…

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