Pindown: Staffordshire Council Progress Report Jan 1992

1992 Jan Progress Report by Director of Staffs Social Services goes to Social Services Committee

Recently these documents on the Response of Staffordshire Council to the “Pindown” Report by Levy and Kahan were brought to my attention. There are several and they are on two different FOI requests about Pindown one from 2013 [2] and one from 2015 [5] .   Initially just documents from the first 2013 FOI will be posted in two posts,  as I have not had time to look at the second FOI yet.

These documents are the The Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services and Draft Action Plan re Levy & Kahan Pindown Report discussed at the Staffordshire Child care sub committee in June 1991 and then The Progress Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services discussed at the Social Services Committee in January 1992.

There is a brief timeline below, which will be added to when I research the second FOI request if required.

Some people who suffered Pindown have contacted me, and I will help to get a survivors group off the ground. Please contact me in confidence on cathyfox@bigfoot.com, if you have any information or wish to be in contact with others from Staffordshire or Pindown. Two areas that formed survivors groups, Nottingham and Shirley Oaks, Lambeth managed to have enough support to persuade the Goddard IICSA Inquiry to investigate their area.

I believe that Staffordshire victims and Pindown victims have a good case  to be considered in future by the Inquiry, considering that the Levy Kahan “Pindown” Report  failed to find sexual abuse that a few years later was shown to be going on by good police work on Operation Thor. I expose this in my post Pindown, Operation Thor and the cover up of Child Sexual Abuse in Staffordshire’s Childrens Home [3] . However victims and survivors will need to join together to get action. Contact me on staffs@cathyfox.33mail.com

Timeline

1991 May The Pindown Report by Levy and Kahan was originally published. Copy now online  [1]

1991 June 14 The Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services and Draft Action Plan re Levy & Kahan Pindown Report goes to Staffordshire Child care sub committee. See Cathy Fox Blog Pindown: Initial Response and Draft Action Plan [4] or pdf download [2a]

1992 Jan 14 The Progress Report since Levy & Kahan Pindown Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services goes to the Social Services Committee [See below, click to enlarge] or pdf download [2b]

1992 Jan Progress Report by Director of Staffs Social Services goes to Social Services Committee

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Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • 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.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma*  [J]

Links

[1] CathyFox Blog Nov 16 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/the-pindown-report-released-online/

[2] 2013 WhatDoTheyKnow FOI Request Council Response to Pindown Inquiry #Pindown https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/council_response_to_pindown_inqu#incoming-709110

[2a] 2013 WhatDoTheyKnow pdf download re 1991 June 14 The Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services and Draft Action Plan re Levy & Kahan Pindown Report goes to Staffordshire Child care sub committee https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/180557/response/694440/attach/3/201507290907.pdf

[2b] 2013 WhatDoTheyKnow FOI pdf download. 1992 Jan 14 The Progress Report since Levy & Kahan Pindown Report of the Director of Staffordshire Social Services goes to the Social Services Committee https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/180557/response/694440/attach/2/201507290906.pdf

[3] CathyF0x Blog Pindown, Operation Thor and the cover up of Child Sexual Abuse in Staffordshire’s Childrens Homes https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/pindown-operation-thor-and-the-cover-up-of-child-sexual-abuse-in-staffordshires-childrens-homes/

[4] Cathy Fox Blog Pindown: Initial Response and Draft Action Plan. 14 Jun 1991 by Staffordshire Council to Pindown Report https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/pindown-initial-response-and-draft-action-plan-by-staffordshire-council-to-pindown-report-14-jun-1991/

[5] 2015 Oct 15 WhatDoTheyKnow Council Response to Pindown https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/council_response_to_pindown#outgoing-508866

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