Oxendon House – A Case to Answer? Report of the Independent Inquiry Aug 1994 by Brian Roycroft and L A Witham
I have managed to acquire a digital scanned copy of the 1994 Independent Inquiry Report into Oxendon House. I am extremely grateful to the person who provided the Report and thanks to wizards at Operation Greenlight  it is now available as a single searchable pdf  and a perhaps not perfect Open Office doc [1b].
Oxendon House Childrens Home was near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Emma Romer was the Clerk to the Inquiry helped by John Cooper, barrister.
The Report is split into 4 main parts
Part I Introduction and Background
Part II Account of Events at Oxendon May 1993-Feb 1994
Part III Conclusions
Part IV Recommendations
On first skimming of the Report, it appears, as do many of Brian Roycrofts Reports , to be a very watered down version and perhaps misleading version of what actually went on.
Any comments on the Report, analysis of the Report or putting it into context would be gratefully received, either on comments at the end of the article or to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarly any stories from victims would be gratefully received in confidence on email@example.com
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]
- Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
 Oxendon Report (searchable PDF) https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oxendon-report-searchable-pdf.pdf
[1a] Oxendon Report Searchable open office doc https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oxendon20report20searchable.odt
[1b] Oxendon report (searchable) open office doc https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oxendon-report-searchable.odt
 2013 Oct 5 Cathy Fox FOI Request to Bedford Borough Council https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_the_public_inquiry_int_2#incoming-437747
The information you requested is part of the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service, and it will have to be consulted on the premises. If you would like to view this report you will need to visit the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service and ask to view the report. Please ask for Martin Deacon and quote reference CC/Pu4/18. To find out how to visit us please see our website http://www.bedford.gov.uk/archive which gives opening times and a map.
 2013 Oct 5 Cathy Fox Request to Central Bedfordshire Council https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_of_the_public_inquiry_int
 Operation Greenlight https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/
 Oxendon House – A Case to Answer ? Report of the Independent Inquiry Aug 1994 Brian Roycroft and L A Witham
[5a] Oxendon House Report Contents, Preamble and Part I pages 1-22 https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oxe0top23.pdf
[5b] Oxendon House Report Part 1 pages 23 -end, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Recommendations, Appendices https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oxep20-end.pdf
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html