[La2] Clough Report, Lambeth – Michael John Carroll

I have skimmed through the Clough Report [6] in slightly more detail.

There is a mass of information – details, dates places, actions about Michael John Carroll albeit his name redacted.

Mentioned are

  • Highland Rd Childrens Home
  • Angell Road Childrens Home
  • Nottingham Rd Childrens home
  • St Edmonds Home, Merseyside

There are connections to Croydon, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Merseyside

He applied for fostering.

He had a criminal record in Merseyside.

Lambeth Social Services Department made available its response to the Warner Committee Report “Choosing to Care”. [What is it?]

If we are to expose the truth about what child sexual abuse went on, these reports need studying, summarising, putting into context and the most useful  enhanced timelines made for the information in each one. This makes the information accessible to more people in an easy form.

This is something that can be done without the need to rely on authorities, on IICSA, the Police, the CPS or anyone. It is up to individuals to do the work and help each other.

Many people moan at the authorities on twitter and other social media. There is much work that can be done to expose child sexual abuse. If people choose to moan that not enough is being done to expose child sexual abuse, feel free to send them to this page or to email me. Each piece of the jigsaw helps to expose the bigger picture as well as helps in connecting pieces.

There is an abundance of work that everyone can do to help expose child sexual abuse. If they choose to not do it, then they are also complicit. Not everyone can do each bit of the work, but there is loads of work to do and each person can do something. If you want child abuse stopped then help to stop it.

Similar work also needs doing on the Harris Report [2] and the South Vale Assessment Centre Report, and many links need organising [3]

See also 2017 Jun 30 Cathy Fox Blog [La1] Lambeth – Clough Report, Harris report and South Vale Assessment Centre Report  [7] . There are always FOI requests to do as well to find out more information and reports

Please feel free to comment below, anonymously if you wish

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]


[1] 2017 Feb 5 WDTK FOI  Cathy Fox to Lambeth Council Clough Report, Harris report and South Vale Assessment Report https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/clough_report_harris_report_and#outgoing-621302

[2] 1994 Harris Report redacted searchable https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/harris-report-redacted-search.pdf

[3] 1990 The Enquiry into South Vale Assessment Centre Report  redacted searchable  https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/south-vale-assessment-centre-redacted-search1.pdf

[4] Operation Greenlight The Brain Lambeth https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-24

[5] 1993 May Clough Report – An Independent Inquiry Commissioned by the London borough of Lambeth undertaken by Richard Clough, General Secretary, Social Care Association pdf download  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/387608/response/991988/attach/5/Clough%20report%20redacted.pdf re John Carroll, Clough appointed 22 Feb 1993

[6] 1993 Clough Report redacted searchable https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/clough-report-redacted-search.pdf

[7] 2017 Jun 30 Cathy Fox Blog [La1] Lambeth – Clough Report, Harris report and South Vale Assessment Centre Report https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/lambeth-clough-report-harris-report-and-south-vale-assessment-report/




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24 Responses to [La2] Clough Report, Lambeth – Michael John Carroll



  2. Pingback: Cath Fox Lambeth – Clough Report, Harris report and South Vale Assessment Centre Report part 1 and 2 | HOLLIE GREIG JUSTICE E mail holliegreigjusticee@gmail.com

  3. Cathy, Have you heard of a Children’s home called Broomfield, in Guildford Surrey?

  4. I wonder if this is the same man My apologies if it is not him. https://www.nexok.co.uk/director/21740918/michael-john-carroll

  5. grimstock says:

    Hi Cathy, there was also a report here of network links to both politicians and John Allen:

  6. grimstock says:

    It would be interesting to note that the Wrexham Hotel owned by Carroll was consistently used by John Allen for “parties”, and is only a couple of miles or so from the Bryn Alyn Community at Bryn Alyn Hall, where there is a private landing strip by the main entrance from Llay New Road:
    John Allen also apparently operated two private aircraft hangared at Shoreham (Brighton City Airport), and in that area, and others had a business relationship with Nicholas van Hogestraten, who then was based in Amsterdam, and who himself owned large sections of the rented accommodation in Brighton, and was believed to have been involved with teenage brothels staffed by Allen, and supply of drugs.
    Back at Wrexham, and Bryn Alyn, was another man believed to have been connected to all of these and supplying boys for the Westminster paedophile ring,
    Arthur Graham Stephens, whom is written up here by Andrew Ash:
    Stephens is also believed to have been the connection who supplied boys from Bryn Alyn and Bryn Estyn for Pimlico and Westminster,and other areas, transporting them in possibly the fake Variety Club Sunshine Coach, owned by John Allen.

    • grimstock says:

      It may be of interest to note with regard to the Bryn Alyn 50+ acre site, that it still remains under the same ownership since the 1960’s ( John Allen was only leasing the site), as far as I am aware. The landing strip is only visible from the air. There are no records available for the property, and it seems to be classed as “non-existent” by land registry.

  7. grimstock says:

    Ex North Wales victim talks about being trafficked at weekends for parties in Pimlico.

  8. grimstock says:

    Fall guy Michael John Carroll’s sudden windfall after serving prison term for part in Lambeth scandal.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Born 1 12 1948 Anthony Ryan put into Nazarith house Hoxton moved around Finnish st edmunds orphanage 1957 3 bad sexual abuse events blited my life

  12. Pingback: Lambeth Compensation for ex residents of Lambeth Childrens Homes and Survivors. | cathy fox blog on child abuse

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