Frontier House, the Persich family, Kent County Council

Further to my post, Inspection Report on Frontier House Childrens Home, Kent run by John Persich [4] , Kent Council have now, after I asked for an FOI internal review, released some further reports.

I believe that they are still overly redacted on first view.

They do however contain enough visible material to be able to tell that there were serious problems with violence by staff on pupils, over a lengthy period of time, which the Council appeared to take a long time discussing.

However I wish to get these published so that other researchers and survivors can use them.

Any comments and analysis welcomed on frontierhouse@cathyfox@33mail.com or at the end of this post.

For more information and the video please check my post  2016 Aug 25 Cathy Fox Blog Inspection Report on Frontier House Childrens Home, Kent run by John Persich [4]

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John Persich Junior

For some reason they are very large files in MB, for their number of pages, about 1 MB per page, but at least they are available now.

The reports now released are:

1995 Feb 15 Report for Strategy Meeting 15.2.95 Redacted.pdf 6.4Mb [5]

1995 Mar 17 Report for Strategy Meeting 17.3.95 Redacted.pdf 3.8Mb [6]

1995 Apr 21 Report for Strategy Meeting 21.4.95 Redacted.pdf 1.4Mb [7]

1995 May 16 Senior Practitioner Report 16.5.95 Redacted.pdf 17.3Mb [8]

1995 Jun 12 Geoff Senior report 12.6.95.pdf 1.7Mb [12] [previously released]

1995 Jun 30 Report for Strategy Meeting 30.6.95 Redacted.pdf 0.5Mb [10]

1995 Jul 21 Report for Strategy Meeting 21.7.95 Redacted.pdf 2.4Mb [9]

1995 Oct 23 Senior Practitioners report 23.10.95 Redacted.pdf 1.2Mb [11]

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John Persich Senior

Timeline

[The above reports are now added to the timeline, but not yet the information contained within them, and a couple of conflicting dates are unresolved]

1992 Jan 13 Application for registration

1992 Apr 15 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit  [11]

1992 Jun 17 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [11]

1992 Aug 17 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit  [11]

1992 Nov 23 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [11]

1992 Dec 2 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [11]

1992 Dec 16 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [11]

1993 Jan 12 Registration granted for 7 children at Frontier House [13]

1993 May 20 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1993 Jul 6 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1993 Aug 2 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1994 Jan 20 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1994 May 3 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1994 May 24 Registration extended to 8 children at Frontier House

1994 Jun 21 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit [13]

1994 Complaint by young person saying he had been physically assaulted

1994 Oct Strategy meeting between social services and police [?]

1994 Dec 29 Strategy meeting held after former staff member contacted Social Services Customer Care  Manager, Anthony Mort at Springfield, alleging residents were subject to physical and verbal abuse by staff members [11]

1995 Jan 6 Inspection Visit by Canterbury and Thanet Inspection Unit Reports ?

1995 Feb 15 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report [5]

1995 Mar 7 Draft Report sent to Mr Persich

1995 Mar 17 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report [6]

1995 Apr 21 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report [7]

1995 May 16 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report  [8]

1995 Jun 12 Geoff Senior report 12.6.95.pdf 1.7Mb [12]

1995 Jun 30 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report [10]

1995 Jul 19 Strategy meeting between social services and police [9?]

1995 Jul 21 Report for Strategy Meeting 21.7.95 Redacted.pdf 2.4Mb [9]

1995 Oct 23 Strategy meeting between social services and police. Report [11]

1995 Nov 8 Registration cancelling appeal by Persichs [1]

1995 London Programme Children in Danger on Frontier House [2]

1996 Jan 12 Registration cancelling ratified [1]

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

Links

[1] 2016 Oct 6 WDTK FOI final https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/frontier_house_kent#incoming-877951

[2] 2016 Oct 4 WDTK FOI https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/frontier_house_kent#incoming-877021

[3] 2016 May 31 WDTK FOI orginal request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/frontier_house_kent#outgoing-547791

[4] 2016 Aug 25 Cathy Fox Blog Inspection Report on Frontier House Childrens Home, Kent run by John Persich https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/inspection-report-on-frontier-house-childrens-home-kent-run-by-john-persich/

[5] 1995 Feb 15 Report for Strategy Meeting 15.2.95 Redacted.pdf 6.4m https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877951/attach/2/Report%20for%20Strategy%20Meeting%2015.2.95%20Redacted.pdf

[6] 1995 Mar 17 Report for Strategy Meeting 17.3.95 Redacted.pdf 3.8 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877951/attach/3/Report%20for%20Strategy%20Meeting%2017.3.95%20Redacted.pdf

[7] 1995 Apr 21 Report for Strategy Meeting 21.4.95 Redacted.pdf 1.4  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877951/attach/4/Report%20for%20Strategy%20Meeting%2021.4.95%20Redacted.pdf

[8] 1995 May 16 Senior Practitioner Report 16.5.95 Redacted.pdf 17.3 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877021/attach/2/Senior%20Practitioner%20Report%2016.5.95%20Redacted.pdf

[9] 1995 Jul 21 Report for Strategy Meeting 21.7.95 Redacted.pdf 2.4 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877951/attach/5/Report%20for%20Strategy%20Meeting%2021.7.95%20Redacted.pdf

[10] 1995 Jun 30 Report for Strategy Meeting 30.6.95 Redacted.pdf 0.5m  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/877951/attach/6/Report%20for%20Strategy%20Meeting%2030.6.95%20Redacted.pdf

[11] 1995 Oct 23 Senior Practitioners report 23.10.95 Redacted.pdf 1.2 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/872625/attach/3/Senior%20Practitioners%20report%2023.10.95%20Redacted.pdf

[12] 1995 Jun 12 Geoff Senior report 12.6.95.pdf 1.7 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/337512/response/854771/attach/4/Geoff%20Senior%20report%2012.6.95.pdf

[13] 2016 Jul 11 WDTK FOI request first answer https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/frontier_house_kent#incoming-836865

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

 

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4 Responses to Frontier House, the Persich family, Kent County Council

  1. Thanks John, its good to hear it is appreciated. We need all the info out there for everyone to read.

  2. Pingback: Frontier House, the Persich family, Kent County Council — cathy fox blog | circusbuoy

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