Education Department Review By Margaret Diamond on Jason Dabbs Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council recently released a second redacted report on Jason Dabbs, the perpetrator of child sexual abuse at two primary schools in Newcastle between Sept 1991 and July 1992.

The Report known as the Education Department Review and was authored I believe by Margaret Diamond, the Assistant Director of Education. It is available on WhatDoTheyKnow [2] and cathyfoxblog WordPress [1]. The Freedom of Information Request is here [3].

In the same request the Hunt Report [5] which was released in 2013, poorly redacted, has pages 12 and 13 released in a more readable state [4], but the redaction of the report appears not to have been corrected as was requested as per statute FOI Act 2000.

This second report adds to the knowledge about what happened in these two schools. To some extent this is due to the poor redaction of the Hunt Report which makes it largely incomprehensible in sections by not stating what role the person redacted is.

An article by Beatrix Campbell in the Independent in 1993 [6] gives a good summary of the Dabbs case.

Bolam_St_School

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

Each child involved reportedly received £5000.

There are aspects of this case that do not yet add up for me, and there are some unresolved issues for victims. I would be grateful for any copies of newspaper cuttings of this from the time. Also I would be grateful for any information as to the part played by Brian Roycroft Director of Newcastle Social Services Department at this time.

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

[1] Newcastle City Council Diamond Report Education Department Case Review about Jason Dabbs on wordpress cathyfoxblog https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dabbs-foi-7983-document-redaction.pdf

[2] Newcastle City Council Diamond Report Education Department Case Review about Jason Dabbs on What Do They Know Dabbs https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/232756/response/601168/attach/3/FOI%207983%20document%20redaction.pdf

[3] FOI Request on Hunt Report redaction and Diamond Report https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_the_independent_inquir_2#incoming-601168

[4] Hunt Report Page 12,13 more readable https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/232756/response/576597/attach/4/P12%2013%20Hunt%20Report.pdf

[5] Hunt Report blogpost https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/newcastle-nursery-class-sexual-abuse-report-released/

[6] 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 http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/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-1456914.html

[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

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email cathyfox@bigfoot.com.

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