The catalyst for this post was seeing that there is a support group for survivors run by a survivor in Hackney.
Hopefully survivors in Hackney can group together as I believe this is the best method of help, helping each other, and it is the only method that gives survivors the power to take on the abusive institutions and councils.
I have dug out an unposted blog on Hackney and added to it.
It was a work in progress, that I prepared a couple of years ago but never got round to finishing. It is better published so it is of use to people, and available to the power of crowdsourcing.
There is a timeline on Hackney.
- There will be out of date links. Many links go missing for various reasons, a main one being local newspapers being taken over and websites are changed so worth checking if these are archived on sites archive.is  and the Wayback Machine 
- Many other links still current will need archiving on archive.is  or the Wayback Machine 
- Some links will not be completely referenced
- Some links will not have been put in timeline from list at bottom
- Some links have since been walled with registration or pay wall and need copying
When researching any area, in this case Hackney these websites are my first port of call.
Operation Greenlight “The Brain” Hackney  Operation Greenlight Hackney  [In this case the second Op Greenlight link has not been updated with much information, you can always post links in comments and volunteeer to help]
I have found Hackney Council to be obstructive to FOI requests, eg 2017 Jan 23 WDTK Cathy Fox FOI  This request has been ongoing for 6 months with Hackney, and essentially their modus operandi is to refuse to reply, except when made to by Information Commissioners Office, who also work at snails pace. The legal time for replying is 1 month but they have the information and they control the release of that information and they abuse that power and it is individuals within that Council who do the obstructing, and hide behind the “Council”.
For instance with this 150 page “Report of the 1997 inquiry into “The Trotter Affair” JK Barratt”, Hackney Council say it is available from them at £75, they will not scan it and release it free under FOI. This is of course an absurdly expensive price and one in which they are making a profit out of child sexual abuse.
Hackney Council claim the Trotter Report is available from the British Library at a more reasonable price of £35, BUT on request the British Library say they will not supply it due to copyright issues. Who owns copyright? Yes Hackney Council say they probably do but refuse to confirm it, so this avenue is blocked and Hackney Council refuse to answer more on it or do anything about it. The monopoly provider making more money from the public and child abuse survivors but also preventing many buying it with a massive paywall.
- Hackney Council refuse to release free under FOI a report that will cost them two hours of one employees time, that they are paying anyway.
- Hackney Council are quite prepared to brazenly refuse to allow it to be sold via the British Library by not sorting out the copyright issue
- So this leaves as monopoly provider of the information, the very council, Hackney Council that was negligent in employing a child abuser with known history of abuse
- That same Council is charging an absurdly expensive £75 for 150 pages, as a paywall, so that survivors and the public do not find out about their role in Mark Trotters child sexual abuse
- Hackney Council and lets not forget the actual people, the decision makers in Hackney Council, are covering up child sexual abuse. How sick are they?
Hackney Council – who owns the copyright of the Trotter Report? Sort it out so that people can buy from the British Library at £30 rather than your ripoff £75
Any delay is a win for these councils covering up child sexual abuse. Pressure needs to be applied via the British Library on the copyright issue and various parts of the Hackney Council.
[The information from these articles needs to be arranged in an enhanced timeline to get a better idea of what happened in Hackney, like this ]
1983 Jul 29 Hackney Gazette  1983: Boys drugged and sexually assaulted at Hackney council estate + Frampton Park Estate, Kingsmead Estate, Hackney
1983 Jul 29 Hackney Gazette [17a] Child Molester at large on Estate
1983 Sept 13 Hackney Gazette [17c] Sex fiend attacks another child
1983 Oct 7 Hackney Gazette [17d] News from the Estates
1985 Dec 4 The Times Michael Horsnell  Police identify body of murdered boy Jason Swift
1987 Jun 12 Hackney Gazette  [26a] Men procured and corrupted boys, court told + Leonard William Smith, Sidney Charles Cooke, Simon Haeems, Walter Ballantyne, Colin Byrne, Daniel Paine, Roy Alan Morris, Alfred Goddard, John Thornton, John Stead, Edward Talbot
1987 Jul 27 The Times  News Summary Murder Charge – Donald Smith
1987 Jun 27 The Times Michael Horsnell  Police quiz man over murders (Barry Lewis, Jason Swift)
1989 Feb 21 The Times  Murder Jury wait Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver, Sidney Cooke, Donald Smith, Stephen Barrell
1989 May 13 The Times Stuart Tendler  Four convicted over strangling of teenage boy prostitute – Jason Swift
1989 Mar 16 The Times Mark Souster  Boy ‘suffocated in homosexual orgy’ Mr Cooke, of Oswald Mead, Sherreys Walk estate, Homerton; Stephen Barrell, aged 29, fishmonger, of Arnold Road, Dagenham; Leslie Bailey, aged 35, of Rivermead House, Kingsmead estate; and Robert Oliver, aged 34, of Forsythe House, Frampton Park estate, Hackney,
1989 Mar 17 The Times  Teenager killed ‘by strangers’ at orgy
1989 May 16 The Times David Cross  Long jail terms for killers in judge’s `most horrific’ case – Murder of Jason Swift
1991 Jun 15 The Times Michael Horsnell  Sex killer who suffocated boy sentenced to life – Leslie Bailey
1992 Sept 3 Community Care  Abuse claims at Hackney Home for Children
1992 Oct 23 The Times  Bill Frost Convicted paedophile jailed for raping and killing boy of 7 – – Leslie Bailey (Mark Tildesley)
1993 Oct 9 Independent  Child murderer is found strangled in prison cell
1993 Oct 9 The Times  Killer paedophile found strangled in his prison cell – Leslie Bailey
1994 Nov 30 The Times Michael Horsnell  Freed child abuser linked to paedophile `Catweazle’
1996 Sept 5 Guardian  Scandal of Abuse Cover up – Mark Trotter [T]
1996 Sept 13 Independent  Hackney council splits over inquiry T
1996 Nov 14 First Sight – The Mark Trotter Affair  T Can anyone get hold of a copy of the programme?
1997 Mar 1 Nick Davies  A Paedophile ring in Amsterdam
1998 Jan “Trotter Report” Originally published T
1998 Jan 7 BBC  Council Criticised over paedophile scandal T
1998 Jan 7 Local Government Chronicle  Hackney LBC “mishandled” paedophile investigations [Registration wall] T
1998 Jan 7 Evening Standard  Poisonous regime that betrayed the children T
1998 Jan 8 Independent  Children at risk: Council condemned in child abuse inquiry T
1998 Jan 8 Evening Standard  Hackney’s tainted chiefs ‘will be axed’ –T Health Minister Paul Boateng called an urgent meeting with all Hackney group leaders to discuss the whole affair tomorrow.
1998 Jan 21 Evening Standard  The council officer told her friend: Don’t use Trotter as your babysitter. But the public was never warned T
1998 Feb 4 Evening Standard  MP’s attack on the man who helped expose Hackney abuser T Brian Sedgemoore and whistleblower Demitrious Panton
1999 Mar 19 Guardian  Borough of hate and hit squads
2000 Oct 8 Independent Christian Wolmar  Home Truths T Trowbridge House
2000 Nov 11 Guardian  Hapless Hackney face £40 M meltdown T
2005 Apr 8 Sky Web  Paedophile Faces Long Jail-Term
2005 Jun 6 Community Care  Hackney Council launches review following child care case
2014 Apr 28 Hackney Gazette  Hackney lawyer who discussed child abuse in paedophile chat rooms walks free from court Hugh Jackson
2014 Dec 20 Exaro  Police discuss submitting statements on paedophile cover up – They also mention the case of Jason Swift, the 14-year-old boy who was gang-raped and killed by a ring of four men led by Sidney Cook, the notorious paedophile. They killed the teenager in Hackney, east London in 1985 and were all jailed for manslaughter.
2015 Jan 21 Hackney Citizen  Obituary Linda Hibberd T
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.
- One in Four [C]
- 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
- A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
- ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]
 2005 Jun 6 Community Care Hackney Council launches review following child care case http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2005/06/06/hackney-council-launches-review-following-child-abuse-case/
 2014 Apr 28 Hackney Gazette Hackney lawyer who discussed child abuse in paedophile chat rooms walks free from court http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/hackney_lawyer_who_discussed_child_abuse_in_paedophile_chat_rooms_walks_free_from_court_1_3575479
 1996 Sept 13 Independent Hackney council splits over inquiry http://www.independent.co.uk/news/hackney-council-splits-over-inquiry-1363019.html
 1999 Mar 19 Guardian Borough of hate and hit squads http://www.theguardian.com/politics/1999/mar/19/uk.politicalnews3
 1998 Jan 8 Independent Children at risk: Council condemned in child abuse inquiry http://www.independent.co.uk/news/children-at-risk-council-condemned-in-child-abuse-inquiry-1137368.html
 2000 Nov 11 Guardian Hapless Hackney face £40 M meltdown http://www.theguardian.com/society/2000/nov/11/uknews
 1998 Jan 7 Local Government Chronicle HACKNEY LBC ‘MISHANDLED’ PAEDOPHILE INVESTIGATIONS http://www.lgcplus.com/hackney-lbc-mishandled-paedophile-investigations/1476430.article
 2015 Jan 21 Hackney Citizen Obituary Linda Hibberd http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2015/01/21/obituary-linda-hibberd/
 1997 Mar 1 Nick Davies A Paedophile ring in Amsterdam http://www.nickdavies.net/1997/03/01/a-paedophile-ring-in-amsterdam/
 2005 Apr 8 Sky Web Paedophile Faces Long Jail-Term http://news.sky.com/story/339287/web-paedophile-faces-long-jail-term
 2014 Dec 20 Exaro Police discuss submitting statements on paedophile cover up http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5434/police-discuss-submitting-statements-on-paedophile-cover-up archive http://archive.is/NbiMa
 OperatioN Greenlight the brain Lennie Smith https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/3687
 1983 Jul 29 Hackney Gazette 1983: Boys drugged and sexually assaulted at Hackney council estate https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/1983-boys-drugged-and-sexually-assaulted-at-hackney-council-estate/ +
 1996 Sept 5 Guardian Scandal of Abuse Cover up https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/scandal-of-abuse-cover-up-5-9-96/
 1983 Spotlight Boys Drugged and Sexually assaulted https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/1983-boys-drugged-and-sexually-assaulted-at-hackney-council-estate/+
[17a] 1983 Jul 29 Hackney Gazette Child Molester at large on Estate https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hg290783.jpg
[17bi] 1983 Aug 2 Hackney Gazette Have you seen this man? https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hg020883a.jpg
[17bii] 1983 Aug 2 Hackney Gazette Have you seen this man? cont https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hg020883b.jpg
[17c] 1983 Sept 13 Hackney Gazette Sex fiend attacks another child https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hg130983.jpg
[17d] 1983 Oct 7 Hackney Gazette News from the Estates https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hg071083.jpg
 1992 Sept 3 Community Care Abuse claims at Hackney Home for Children https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/cc030992.jpg
 1998 Jan 8 Evening Standard Hackney’s tainted chiefs ‘will be axed’ https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/hackneys-tainted-chiefs-will-be-axed-08-01-98/
 1998 Feb 4 Evening Standard MP’s attack on the man who helped expose Hackney abuser https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/mps-attack-on-the-man-who-helped-expose-hackney-abuser-04-02-98/
 1998 Jan 7 Evening Standard Poisonous regime that betrayed the children https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/poisonous-regime-that-betrayed-the-children-07-01-98/
 1985 Dec 6 Hackney Gazette Was Jason a rent boy https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/was-jason-a-rent-boy-6-12-85/
[22a] Was Jason a rent boy? https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/hg61285a.jpg
[22b] Was jason a rent boy? https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/hg61285b.jpg
 1998 Jan 21 Evening Standard The council officer told her friend: Don’t use Trotter as your babysitter. But the public was never warned https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/the-council-officer-told-her-friend-dont-use-trotter-as-your-babysitter-but-the-public-was-never-warned-21-01-98/
 1985 Dec 17 Hackney Gazette Help us find Jason’s murderer https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/help-us-find-jasons-murderer-17-12-85/ Also see comments+
 1987 Jun 27 Hackney Gazette Pensioner on child sex charge https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/pensioner-on-child-sex-charge-26-6-87/
 1987 Jun 19 Hackney Gazette Police smash perverted child sex ring https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/police-smash-perverted-child-sex-ring-19-6-87/
 1987 Jun 12 Hackney Gazette Men procured and corrupted boys, court told https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/men-procured-and-corrupted-boys-court-told-12-6-87/
 1993 Oct 9 Independent Child murderer is found strangled in prison cell https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/child-murderer-is-found-strangled-in-prison-cell-9-10-93/
 2000 Oct 8 Independent Christian Wolmar Home Truths https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/home-truths-8-10-00/
 1992 Oct 23 The Times Bill Frost Convicted paedophile jailed for raping and killing boy of 7 https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/convicted-paedophile-jailed-for-raping-and-killing-boy-of-7-23-10-92-2/
 1989 Mar 17 The Times Teenager killed ‘by strangers’ at orgy https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/teenager-killed-by-strangers-at-orgy-17-3-89/
 1989 Mar 16 The Times Mark Souster Boy ‘suffocated in homosexual orgy’ https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/boysuffocated-in-homosexual-orgy-16-3-89/
 1989 Feb 21 The Times Murder Jury wait https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/murder-jury-wait-21-2-89/
 1985 Dec 4 The Times Michael Horsnell Police identify body of murdered boy https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/police-identify-body-of-murdered-boy/
 1994 Nov 30 The Times Michael Horsnell Freed child abuser linked to paedophile `Catweazle’ https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/freed-child-abuser-linked-to-paedophile-catweazle-30-11-94/
 1993 Oct 9 The Times Killer paedophile found strangled in his prison cell – Leslie Bailey https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/killer-paedophile-found-strangled-in-his-prison-cell-9-10-93/
 1991 Jun 15 The Times Michael Horsnell Sex killer who suffocated boy sentenced to life – Leslie Bailey https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/sex-killer-who-suffocated-boy-sentenced-to-life-leslie-bailey-15-6-91/
 1989 May 16 The Times David Cross Long jail terms for killers in judge’s `most horrific’ case – Murder of Jason Swift https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/long-jail-terms-for-killers-in-judges-most-horrific-case-murder-of-jason-swift-16-5-89/
 1989 May 13 The Times Stuart Tendler Four convicted over strangling of teenage boy prostitute – Jason Swift https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/four-convicted-over-strangling-of-teenage-boy-13-5-86/
 1987 Jul 27 The Times News Summary Murder Charge https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/news-summary-murder-charge-27-7-86/
 1987 Jun 27 The Times Michael Horsnell Police quiz man over murders https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/police-quiz-man-over-murders-27-6-86/
 1997 Aug 4 LGC register wall HACKNEY ABUSE INQUIRY REPORTS http://www.lgcplus.com/hackney-abuse-inquiry-reports/1495668.article
 Mark Trotter born 12 April 1961 in Liverpool and died in July 1995 in Hackney ht @mwalkerdine
 1996 Nov 14 BBC First Sight The Mark Trotter Affair http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9b92265d851847c791b689210066b89d The Mark Trotter Affair
Hackney social worker Mark Trotter was investigated and cleared several times on charges of sexually abusing children in his care. Last year Liverpool police were preparing to arrest him on charges of a similar nature in Merseyside, but were informed he had died of an Aids-related illness two weeks earlier.
Now Hackney councillors have resigned in protest at the way the case has been handled and a public inquiry is being launched. Andy Hosken reports.
Producer Mark Ackerman : Editor Alison Rooper . A phone-in follows immediately afterthe programme on BBC Radios Kent. Thames Valley FM and GLR. If you would like to take part.
 1998 Jan 8 Independent Children at risk: Council condemned in child abuse inquiry http://www.independent.co.uk/news/children-at-risk-council-condemned-in-child-abuse-inquiry-1137368.html
 Operation Greenlight Hackney https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/3687#-14
 Operation Greenlight Hackney https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/london/hackney/
[47b] Spotlight Hackney Category https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/hackney/
 2017 Jan 23 WDTK Cathy Fox FOI The report of the 1997 inquiry into “The Trotter Affair” JK Barratt https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/the_report_of_the_1997_inquiry_i#outgoing-653594
 2015 May 25 cathy fox blog 10 Steps on How to Research Child Sexual Abuse in your area – A Rough Guide https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/researching-child-sexual-abuse-in-your-area-a-rough-guide/
 Nottinghamshire Survivors
 1983 Mar 1 Social Work Today via Spotlight – Sputstowe Assessment Centre – An inquiry report into the Hackney council run Spurstovve assessment centre, has endorsed a number of criticisms about the “lax” regime operating at the home. And while it found evidence of “drug taking and glue sniffing, the inquiry team stressed that there was no evidence to support the allegations of orgies, sex between staff and residents and organised prostitution.
 email@example.com general enquiries: 020 8356 3000
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html