A passionately argued piece from Bernie to all victims and survivors. Bernie is part of Survivors of Forde Park, and Devon and Cornwall survivors of abuse. For contacts see links at end of article. cathyfoxblog
To anyone out there who is a victim/survivor of institutional child abuse. Nothing about this CSA Inquiry is going to be nice. It will bring back awful memories and upset many people who have, to be honest, suffered enough. You have a choice to make. Do you read the news and think that this will never work, or do you push through the pain barrier and help to MAKE it work?
The damage done to victims/survivors will NEVER go away, it will be a part of your life until you die. Nothing can change that. But your perception of it can change. Your perception of yourself can change with it.
We ALL need to do something about this. We will never have closure, but we CAN have Justice if we all join together to do something about it. One person, one idea, can change the world. Imagine what a dedicated group can do, if there are enough of us.
Already, changes are happening. The establishment is running scared, knowing their number is up. You can be a part of their downfall and you can help make this country safer for future generations of disadvantaged children and families. The bigger the group, the more support we have, the louder we can shout and do something to stop the CRIMES committed by our “so-called” betters.
BE a part of it. If you are a victim, become a SURVIVOR and fight back. What was done by these SCUM was, and is, dispicable. Lets try to stop as much of it as possible.
Like others, I have successfully prosecuted some of these scum and won my case in Court. It CAN be done and YOU can do it. We are more than happy to help others and give advice where possible. We WANT you to succeed in this and will be there with you, all the way, in spirit, if not in person.
There have been too many cover-ups. Individual cases, like individuals, are easy to sweep under the carpet. It’s not so easy to hide large groups that work together towards the same goal.
You will not get closure, this will never go away. This is your chance, this is where you can find vindication, justice and satisfaction, knowing that YOU have stood up and done something about it.
Or, you can sit back and let this chance pass you by. That is your choice, but that is what will make you remain a victim, always.
I still have the scars and memories. They still hurt. They fuel me, they are the drive that makes me fight back. Having successfully been a part of putting two of these monsters away ( 15 and 18 year sentences! ), I feel proud to be fighting back, it strengthens my resolve to do what I can to stop these sick bastards. While I will never have closure, I have the satisfaction of seeing thse two scum get locked up. One of them died in there. Personally, that’s the fate I’d recommend for all of them.
Take it from me, you can do something, you can help.
What are you waiting for?
Bernie, Survivors of Forde Park
Anyone, from anywhere in the country, who wishes to contact Devon and Cornwall survivors please use DevonandCornwallSurvivors@yahoo.com  or via their Devon & Cornwall Survivors of Abuse facebook page 
It is up to each and every person to make their own decision as to what to do. If you want to contact the Inquiry you can use any of the methods on the Inquiry contact page  or they have assured me that you can use this email as well GeneralEnquiry@childsexualabuseinquiry.gsi.gov.uk 
Please note that I have no connection to New Chapter Investigations, though they reblog some of my posts. I do not trust them, I have nothing to do with them. I have asked them to take my posts down, as I believe that they are using my articles to entice people to use their email addresses to contact them and then make money out of them. My articles are creative commons and should not be used by commercial organisations such as New Chapter Investigations cfb
 Email address for Survivors in Devon and Cornwall firstname.lastname@example.org
 2015 Feb 13 CathyFox Survivors from Forde Park School Devon speak out https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/forde-parke-devon-survivors-speak-out/
 2015 Feb 23 Devon and Cornwall Survivors of Abuse Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/devonandcornwallsurvivorsofabuse
 2015 Feb 18 cathyfoxblog Calling Survivors in Devon and Cornwall https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/calling-survivors-in-devon-and-cornwall/
 Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry Contact page https://childsexualabuseinquiry.independent.gov.uk/contact/
 CSA Inquiry GeneralEnquiry@childsexualabuseinquiry.gsi.gov.uk