Macur Review Report published

The long awaited and long overdue Macur Review Report has been released redacted. Here is a pdf download from a government site somewhere [1]  if it remains there, or from my wordpress blog on this link  [5].

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Three Wise Macurs

Unfortunately the Department of Justice has not answered my overdue FOI request about the Report and surrounding issues like the cost [11] and have been awkward and untransparent throughout the Review, as have the Macur Review itself.

A statement was made in Parliament on 17 March 2015, tv link [9] Hansard link [15] Conveniently for some it was before the budget response, so that there was not much time. Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, made the statement in the House of Commons. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Nia Griffith, responded on behalf of the Opposition. The video of the statement and response is available here [10]

The BBC have released a background article – the Road to Macur [2] and an article of a victim speaking out that looks prepared in advance and not after the review has been read [3].

For my previous articles on Macur and the lengthy delay in compiling it see [4] Some people speculated that the delay must mean that the conclusions were going to be worth the wait.

I have not started to read the Report yet but people seem to think it is an excessively delayed, Macurver up. Daily Post – “whitewash” [6] , Needleblog – The Mucker Report [7],  Wrexham.com “astonished” [8]

A useful page from Researching Reform on Macur [13]

The unacceptable Macur Report debate is in Westminster Hall Tues 4.30 [HT Colin Smart]

Home Secretary to be questioned by Home Affairs Committee March 22 [14] agenda unknown

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Ever get the feeling the establishment are laughing at you? It should be the other way around

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This is worth a watch – Care a drama set in North Wales [12]

Care is about Davey, a teenager who suffers systematic sexual abuse while living in a council-run children’s home. Though Glenavon and the Welsh county of Caradog are fictitious, the roots of Prendiville’s story are not. We know this from the millions of words of testimony that have been aired in recent years the now adult victims of institutionalised abuse. Once, Cleveland, Leicestershire and Norrth Wales were just places. Today in some circumstances they are synonymous with the physical, sexual and emotional suffering of children in care.
Though the programme depicts Davey’s physical abuse with chilling clarity, its main focus is how the mental suffering never stops as he struggles to create some kind of normality for himself in adulthood. Directed by Antonia Bird, who dealt so powerfully with the issue of homosexuality in the church in Priest, Care is not easy to watch. At times harrowing in its intensity; and viewers may well be stunned by Steven Mackintosh, playing adult Davey, as he unleashes a terrifying volcano of pain and primal rage.

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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]

Links

[1] 2015 Mar 17 release of Macur Review redacted pdf download https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508518/The_Report_of_the_Macur_Review__Redacted_Version_.pdf

[2] 2015 Mar 17 BBC North Wales child abuse scandal: The road to Macur http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-35502574

[3] 2015 Mar 17 BBC North Wales child abuse scandal: Victims speak out http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-35579807

[4] CathyFox Blog Macur blog posts https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/?s=macur

[5] Cathy Fox Blog WordPress Macur Review Report pdf download https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/the_report_of_the_macur_review__redacted_version_-1.pdf

[6] 2015 Mar 17 Daily Post Wrexham abuse survivor brands Macur Review ‘a whitewash’ http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-abuse-survivor-brands-macur-11056135#ICID=sharebar_twitter

[7] 2015 Mar 17 Needleblog The Mucker Report https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/

[8] 2015 Mar 17 Wrexham.com ‘People Of Wrexham Will Be Astonished’ Over Macur Review http://www.wrexham.com/news/people-of-wrexham-will-be-astonished-over-macur-review-109347.html

[9] 2015 Mar 17 http://www.parliament.uk Statement on the Macur Review http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2016/march/statement-on-the-macur-review-17-march-2016/

[10] Parliament Live Macur Statement and reply and a bit more http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/84aace73-5756-4b3b-b291-206bee25c97e?in=11:29:35

[11] cathy fox blog WDTK Macur Review FOI request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/macur_review_7#outgoing-525775

Please could tell me the total cost to date of the Macur Review.
Please send me an copy of the report
Please send me a copy of any correspondence that Lady Macur sent to the MOJ concerning the report that accompanied it: or in the month before the report was submitted to the MOJ that was to do with its redaction.
Please tell me what has happened all the documentation that the Macur Review reviewed, and whose responsibility it now becomes, and what they intend to do with it.
Please tell me if the Macur review has been officially terminated, and if the personnel seconded from the MOJ are back working full time for DOJ or are still working for the MACUR Review. Please send any recorded information of its termination or discussions of its termination

[12] 2000 Liz Davies Net Care 2000 – Drama set in North Wales http://lizdavies.net/care-drama-now-on-youtube/

Care is about Davey, a teenager who suffers systematic sexual abuse while living in a council-run children’s home. Though Glenavon and the Welsh county of Caradog are fictitious, the roots of Prendiville’s story are not. We know this from the millions of words of testimony that have been aired in recent years the now adult victims of institutionalised abuse. Once, Cleveland, Leicestershire and Norrth Wales were just places. Today in some circumstances they are synonymous with the physical, sexual and emotional suffering of children in care.
Though the programme depicts Davey’s physical abuse with chilling clarity, its main focus is how the mental suffering never stops as he struggles to create some kind of normality for himself in adulthood. Directed by Antonia Bird, who dealt so powerfully with the issue of homosexuality in the church in Priest, Care is not easy to watch. At times harrowing in its intensity; and viewers may well be stunned by Steven Mackintosh, playing adult Davey, as he unleashes a terrifying volcano of pain and primal rage.

[13] Researching Reform Macur Review Of Child Abuse In Wales Published http://researchingreform.net/2016/03/17/macur-review-of-child-abuse-in-wales-published-today/

[14] 2016 Mar 22 Home Secretary to be questioned by Home Affairs Committee: Evidence session on Tuesday 22 March 2016 http://bit.ly/1Z8e4os

[15] 2016 Mar 17 Hansard Macur Review https://hansard.digiminster.com/Commons/2016-03-17/debates/16031726000002/MacurReview

[16] Hansard macur search https://hansard.digiminster.com/search?searchTerm=macur

[17] BLM Abuse Macur Report http://blmabusenewsblog.com/2016/03/18/macur-report/

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

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