Tyrone Mark, Arnewood School, Child Abuse Cover up in Hampshire

The network of abuse and corruption appears particularly strong in Hampshire. This post shows Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Police are involved.

But there is alot more in Hampshire. A related post I am still working on, shows Jason Packer and Steven George fitted up by the Police and links to other abuse in Hampshire, involving the Church as well.

This post covers Tyrone Mark a teacher at the Arnewood School in New Milton, Hampshire. In 2016 he was finally found guilty and sentenced for the worst possible category of child abuse images [10]

However below the surface of this story there is a web of delay, deceit and criminal cover up by the police, the school and the council – the very institutions supposed to protect children.

All of the 17 child sex offences that Mark was convicted for, could have been prevented if Hampshire Constabulary had done their job properly, or even at all, in the first place.

Hampshire County Council Childrens Services made two referrals to Hampshire Police about Tyrone Mark.  One referral was in 2012 and one was in 2013. These referrals were  not investigated by Hampshire Police and illegally nothing was recorded in the police system regarding the two referrals, hence both were kept completely off the radar.

That does not comply with the statutory Home Office Crime Recording Rules [17], which state that an incident report must be logged within 24 hours. A crime recording decision must then be made and entered with reasons for not following up within 3 days of that under the same rules. Both referrals despite damning evidence were illegally kept off the police computer system (RMS) by Hampshire Police despite the obvious danger this posed for children.

In March 2014 Tyrone Mark was eventually sacked from the Arnewood School and in July 2014  was banned forever from teaching for life, for unprofessional conduct and inappropriate sexually motivated behaviour which including having compiled a dossier of pupils photos and sexual  comments about them over ten years.  [See Timeline and Mr Tyrone Mark: Professional Conduct Panel outcome Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education [13]]

Arnewood School

Worried parents however, were not even informed by the School or Police if their children were kept in the sex dossier by Mark. They were entirely kept in the dark about this development. Arnewood School Lie pdf [23]

In Aug 2014, Freedom of Information requests by a parent, John Caine, showed that the police had not investigated Hampshire County Council referrals about Tyrone Mark contrary to a letter sent out to parents by the at the school to reassure them that the matter had been investigated by the police and they had worked closely with the police.

In truth this individual had not been cleared of any criminal conduct and there had been  no criminal investigation at all.

These same FOI responses also prove the then Head of Children’s Service’s Mr. John Couglan later went on to deceive an MP (Desmond Swayne MP) that there was nothing to worry about and the police decision to take no action was the right one, and he was “confident” with that decision.  John Coughlan Letter pdf [25] Arnewood Police FOI Responses pdf [24]

We know now Mr. Mark was in reality engaged in committing offences against children at the very time the school was offering these false reassurances to parents and the local press, and the Head of Hampshire County Council was likewise engaged by doing likewise by offering false re-assurances to an MP about Mr. Mark’s conduct.

Mr Caine then complained to the Police that the Hampshire Police had not even assessed the damning material found at Mr Marks home. With the “cat now out of the bag” the Police accepted that they had been wrong not to investigate the previous referrals and at last started to investigate. The school had officially misled parents and the public about a police investigation having been carried out.

John Caine then set out to find out why the police had not investigated Mark Tyrone, and why parents and the public had been lied to, misled and kept in the dark.

  • Hampshire Police and its Professional Standards Department frustrated him at every turn and covered up for its police officers.
  • MP Desmond Swayne MP, controversially awarded a knighthood by David Cameron in his resignation honours was a minister of state for the Department for Internal Development (DFID) at the time and later lost his job in the reshuffle appeared unwilling to investigate anything and refused to see Mr. Caine.
  • Hampshire County Council School and Children’s Services provided no answers and said that everything was fine and repeatedly dismissed matters.
  • The then Head of Hampshire Children’s Services Mr. John Coughlan now promoted to Chief Executive and earning 250,000 per year misled Desmond  Swayne MP by telling him the police had cleared Mr. Mark and he was “confident” with that decision (there had been no criminal investigation).
  • The department for Education blocked further FOI requests and said that Mr. Caine was being vexatious.
  • Ofsted – repeatedly refused to look at it despite the evident urgency contrary their remit re child safeguarding.

Every public body and responsible department without exception that should have corrected things, blocked his complaints and requests for information from going anywhere.

Members of Hampshire Police’s Professional standards department with Mr Stephen Franks in the lead along with Mr. Stephen Morris and senior police officer’s DCI Story, DCI Liam Davies, CI Simon Tribe, ACC David Pryde, ACC Sarah Glen and even the Force Solicitor Mr. Roger Trencher have all been complicit in this insidious cover up.

Under the statutory police “code of conduct” officers fail in their duty if they do not challenge or report unlawful conduct by fellow members of the Force. Here they not only ignored the facts and evidence but it was a concerted joint effort to cover it all up and keep it quite even if that meant putting children at serious risk, which it did.

It in fact resulted in offences against children being committed that could have easily been prevented. They appear to work on the principle if they all deny it will be alright. Well, no that just makes them dirty cops and guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy.

The police refused to accept complaints on behalf of his son and himself as they were judged to be not eligible complainant under the Police Reform Act 1998  as they were not adversely affected.

Mr Caine states “my son was in this teachers class and still does not know if he was included in the material discovered at this teachers  home. That’s adversely affected.” Look at all the work I did to do the job for them. That’s adversely affected. Of course, they just used this as an excuse. Common sense dictates both me and my son are eligible as we were adversely affected by this never ending farce.”

Even if it is accepted that Mr Caine was not entitled to complain to police, then under IPCC statutory guidance there is another provision for anyone to be able to bring police failings to their attention, and they are still required to assess and correct them regardless.

Only after the Children’s Commissioners involvement is this is finally happening, and its being supervised by the IPCC commissioner for Hampshire [Jennifer Izekor] The burning question is why  the police did not do this as mandated to do in the first place and why was this initially waved on by IPCC case workers whose sole responsibility is to hold the police to account. Childrens Commissioner Letters [26]

All Mr. Mark’s sexual offences against children that he was charged with and convicted of in 2016, happened in the period after the two County Council referrals to police, which were ignored and buried, but before Tyrone Mark being arrested after complaints from worried parent, John Caine in 2015.

Tyrone Mark

All therefore were preventable. This is therefore a massive child safeguarding failure by Hampshire Police. They are complicit in all 17 offences that they could have stopped. What is happening about that?

This individual would have got away with it and still be at large to offend, except for the persistence and determination of one parent, John Caine. The bodies in place to help protect children, failed. Why?

A “conduct review” was carried out by Hampshire Police under the remit of the IPCC to find out why the police did not investigate. Jennifer Izekor the IPCC Commissioner was been personally tasked by the IPCC Chief Executive to supervise an investigation into what happened at Hampshire Constabulary.

This only happened after the intervention of the Children’s Commissioner and after much obfuscation and delay by the Hampshire Professional Standards Department and the school.

Police 2016  [1] – The police have routinely relied on the assertion there “is no evidence to suggest that his son was in any way connected to Mr Mark’s relationship with the pupil or was referred to in the dossier” to avoid explaining its massive failings  and subsequent cover up of the fact it looked the other way regarding a now convicted child sex offender not once but TWICE, despite damning and glaring evidence. Mr. Mark would have been left free to commit offences against children if not for a parents persistence to get to the truth.

If not for Mr. Caine directly involving the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield OBE who in turn wrote to the Head of the IPCC Lesley Longstone on 19 August 2016, the dishonesty of Hampshire Police’s PSD and carelessness of  IPCC case caseworkers not doing their job would have prevailed.

This is why the IPCC CEO Lesley Longstone got involved after being contacted by the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield OBE. The latter having a legal duty to ensure children’s best interests are of paramount importance when official decisions are made which may affect them. This is laid down in the Convention of the Rights of the Child of which the UK is a signatory.

However Hampshire Police still refuse to communicate with Mr. Caine and provide any answers or explanations on the basis he “has not been adversely affected”. This is even though the Children’s Commissioner has asked them to do so. Despite overwhelming evidence Hampshire Police are once again unlawfully refusing to record and investigate a well documented and  evidenced serious criminal complaint.

Only this time one against their own officers and various members of the Police Standards Department PSD for attempting to pervert the course of justice by attempting to cover this all up. This should have happened within the 10 day limit mandated under law to make a recording decision.

Once again they are failing investigate and record criminal matters in accordance with legislation and the law. See decisions attached (1) and (2). Of course the PSD are fully aware of the legal failings by officers and the danger to kids failings like this pose if not addressed. They are simply refusing to address these systemic police child safeguarding failings with a view to  correcting them in kids best interests. “This is the bit the police ignored in the IPCC statutory guidance about my and my sons complaint:”

“6.3 It is vital that conduct matters are recognised and dealt with, both to deal with the issues and as part of the learning and improvement process for the force and the individual. 6.4 Conduct matters may come to light where a person who is prevented from being a complainant by the Police Reform Act 2002 raises issues that satisfy the definition of a conduct matter. The person raising the issue may be treated as an interested person if the matter is treated as a recordable conduct matter.”

“A conduct matter is a failing an officer can be disciplined for. This fitted the bill (child sex offence case unlawfully kept out the system – TWICE). They want hanging”.

Then under children’s law (hence me contacting the Children’s Commissioner). Public authorities have to consider what is in the “best interests of children” when make any decision that affect them or have to do with kids. Covering it up was not that. A direct contravention of Children’s Rights under International Convention Law – The Rights of the Child.

Answers are still not forthcoming:

  • Why were the complaints not investigated in 2012 and 2013 by Hampshire Police despite damning and overwhelming evidence?
  • Why did the school make a statement that the police had investigated Mark and worked closely with the police when they had not ?
  • Why did Hampshire County Council Children Services and in particular its Head at the time Mr. John Coughlan deceive an MP about the case?
  • Why has MP (Desmond Swayne) not challenged this deception at children’s expense?
  • Why did the office of the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner ignore the matter albeit fully informed by Mr. Caine as to the issues. (both the former PCC Mr. Simon Hayes and the current one Mr. Michael Lane). Michael Lane [28]
  • Why has Desmond Swayne MP looked the other way after he now knows he was deceived about the case by a senior public figure?
  • Why has there been no accountability for these dire and what can only be deliberate failings that resulted in child sex offences being committed that could have been prevented?
  • Why did the School Governors not do anything? In particular a Councillor Godfrey Beck now Chairman of the New Forest District Council and also an Arnewood School Governor. He was also a member of the Hampshire Crime Panel at the time whose duty it is to hold the police to account and has very strong ties to Hampshire Police? He at least should have recognised what needed to be done. School Governor Councillor Beck [27]

Why are answers and explanations to parents and the public still being withheld?

The reasons could well be:

  • To cover up incompetence and serious child safeguarding failings by the school and Hampshire County Council Children’s Services. Absolute black and white. See letter to parents (4), there was also a school press statement in the Daily Southern Echo. Compare with the response to my FOI’s (3) confirming police had not investigated or worked with the school at all.  There is more but this proves the point nicely. (5) and (6) prove Children Services and the Police got in on the lie about matters. They were all at it, at absolutely every level. Ofsted too.
  • In order to save unearned reputations going up to the highest level.
  • Arnewood School was a flagship academy. It was rated outstanding by Osfted, even bizarrely when performing below the national average in GSCE’s. This appears odd to say the least.
  • The Head Teacher Mr. Hummerstone had just been made a NLE (National Leader of Education) by the Department for Education.
  • The School was about to open another “free school” specifically for SEN kids which had been approved by the DfE despite a prior High Court Case proving they had also been breaching SEN children’s rights for 10 years. Incidentally for the same period of time Mr. Mark had been keeping his “sex dossiers” on pupils. Arnewood Proved SEN Failings pdf  [29]
  • Strings were clearly being pulled. Not a good time for this stuff.

John Caine says:

“What initially made us suspicious of the Arnewood Schools and Hampshire Children’s Services conduct relating to this case was their established past cover ups for this school. This coupled with the damning evidence against Mr. Mark which in reality had been entirely ignored by the police told us everything.

They were all at it again, covering up. In 2012 we had to go to the High Court to prove massive failings in relation to how this same school dealt with SEN (special education needs) children. As in this case everything was then also denied by the School and Hampshire County Council Children Services at every level, and initially the Department for Education too.

Until they were forced to concede in the High Court and admit to the statutory failings at the school in relation to SEN children. Once again Mr. Coughlan the Head of Children Services and Councillor Roy Perry were quick to deny everything.

Along with Mr. Hummerstone the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors Mrs. Elizabeth Cook. This was just a repeat of their “modus operandi” = cover up at children’s expense to protect reputations at every level, and by all the same suspects.”

And it is not the exception to the rule either, but just how Hampshire Constabulary operates:

Original Letter from Portsmouth Councillors to Home Secretary pdf  [30]

“The system is entirely bereft of common decency and honesty at every level as this case convincingly proves. The only thing that keeps it afloat is the propaganda that is routinely doled out by these institutions in an attempt to keep the lid on it. Clearly they lack the wisdom to realise cover up and no accountability just makes it worse in the long run by encouraging this immoral and unethical conduct. It exacerbates the problem at children’s expense. This is insidious and despicable and yet they all play along. The reason for this is if they don’t go along with it they will not  keep their jobs, or at best destroy their chances of promotion. “Cover up” is being institutionally rewarded at every level while “whistle blowers” are condemned and routed out. That should be  the other way around, but it is not. It is a now a firmly entrenched culture shift that is the product of “bad apples” getting into senior positions of trust resulting in the promotion of like minded “individuals” all the way up through the ranks behind them. It is getting worse not better and is accelerating as it must if not corrected and left unchallenged. But who is there left to fix it? Here it is not a case of an individual someone not doing their job but ALL the responsible institutions and scores of public officials employed by them deliberately not fulfilling their duty to protect children contrary to the public interest.”

  • The evidence shows both the School and Children’s Services provided no answers and lied. The school about a police investigation that never was. The Head of Children’s Services Mr. John Coughlan also got into the act by offering false assurances to an MP to detract attention away from a now convicted child sex offender. He has now been promoted to the Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council and earns £250,000 per year.
  • The DfE said I was being vexatious and blocked further FOI’s after the first one I did proved they were all lying. Did not do anything other than block me getting information.
  • Ofsted – Arbitrarily refused to look at the matter even though child safeguarding falls under their legal remit. They had just awarded the school an “outstanding” even though it was performing below the National Average in GCSE’s and had been proved to have been breaching SEN kids rights for ten years in another case .
  • Hampshire Police. Completely and utterly corrupt,  morally bankrupt and untrustworthy. Place covering up for police officers above protecting children from sex abuse. It gets no worse than that in any civilised society let alone ours.
  • “Sir” Desmond Swayne MP.  Still has not challenged Mr. Coughlan the Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council about misleading him about a child sex offender. Of course clearly Desmond Swayne does not care about being personally misled but it is important to take it up to protect the integrity of the office of a Member of the House. Why will he not do what is incumbent on him to do in the public interest? That is the burning question when it comes to Sir Desmond Swayne MP.
  • The Office of the  Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire. Both the former  PCC Mr. Simon Hayes and current Mr. Michael Lane although fully appraised have swept it under the carpet and taken no action. Why?
  • The Local Government Ombudsman. Well they declined a my complaint about the now Chief Executive Mr. John Couglan misleading an MP about a now convicted child sex offender and endangering children, based on, you guessed it – I was not adversely affected. I’ll have to write to the Children’s Commissioner again.

December  Statement John Caine [31]

Strange that Mr. Caine has been entirely vindicated and proven absolutely right and ALL of the above institution wrong.  How can that be? Is there is an urgent warning in here somewhere?

date? Arnewood School Statement

Timeline

1975 Nov 24 Date of Birth of Tyrone Mark [13] 

2003 Tyrone Mark started at Arnewood School and worked there for 10 years until his sacking [12]

2012 Dec 12 Hampshire County Council Childrens Services Referral of Tyrone Mark to Police not followed up by the Police after his inappropriate relationship with a girl pupil comes to light. It is unlawfully not recorded by officers as an incident or crime in the police database (RMS) [1]

2012 Dec Witness Arnewood School Child Protection Officer and Pastoral Care Manager [who] was told that Mr Mark gave Pupil A a variety of gifts [13]

2013 Feb 5 Meeting between the Headteacher Mr. Hummerstone and Mr Mark. Notes taken and Mark admitted giving pupil the key to his house, and gifts including alcohol and condoms [13]

2013 Oct “Sex dossiers” that Mark kept on his pupils for 10 years first discovered at his home [13]  These were found by a former Arnewood School colleague (teacher) and friend of Mr. Marks at his home and given to the Head Teacher Mr. Hummerstone.

2013 Oct 13 Hampshire County Council Childrens Services Referral of Tyrone Mark to Police re discovered “sex dossiers” kept on pupils not followed up by the Police and also unlawfully not recorded by officers as an incident or crime in the police database (RMS) amazingly for a yet second time [1]

2014 Mar Mark ‘s contract terminated from Arnewood School [11]

2014 Mark moved to Wales [12]

2014 Apr Notice of Particulars supplied for Professional Conduct Panel on Jul 8 [13] 

2014 Jun 25 Email from Mark to Conduct Panel stating he would not be attending [13]

2014 Jul 8 Government UK  Mr Tyrone Mark: Professional Conduct Panel outcome Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education [13]

  • He failed to maintain professional boundaries with pupils
  • On a date prior to 23 August 2013 he deliberately and knowingly made notes containing sexually explicit comments about pupils and former pupils of the Arnewood School, Hampshire.
  • He collected and stored photographs of pupils and former pupils
  • His conduct was sexually motivated
  • Abuse of trust against pupils and was sexually motivated in all matters

Witnesses called were

  • Witness A Child Protection Officer and Pastoral Support Manager [name?]
  • Witness B Teacher [name?]
  • Witness C Headteacher [Mr. Christopher Hummerstone]

It decided that he deployed photographs in a sustained and systematic way over a period of nearly a decade and kept them in folders at his home alongside appalling comments of a graphically sexual nature in relation to pupils, many of whom were shown in the photographs. Yet this was ignored by the police.

Prohibition Order should be imposed in the public interest and that there should be no review period.

2014 Jul 10 Alan Meyrick National College of Teaching, on behalf of the Secretary of State decided that “Mr Tyrone Mark is prohibited from teaching indefinitely and cannot teach in any school, sixth form college, relevant youth accommodation or children’s home in England. Furthermore, in view of the seriousness of the allegations found proved against him, I have decided that Mr Tyrone Mark shall not be entitled to apply for restoration of his eligibility to teaching”

2014 July 22 Arnewood School wrote to parents and tell them the school had worked closely with the police who had investigated Mr. Mark and cleared him. The truth was that he  had not been investigated by police at that point at all, let alone cleared [11]

2014 Jul 22 Arnewood School Press Release, stating that Police had investigated Mr. Mark and cleared him [11] In a statement, chairman of governors, Elizabeth Cook, and the head teacher, Chris Hummerstone, said they had been unable to discuss the matter publicly until now but moved to reassure parents that a full police investigation had taken place. [It came out later through FOI requests  in Aug 2014 that this was not true], and no investigation had taken place]

How the Southern Daily Echo reported the School Statement

2014 Jul 22 Southern Daily Echo, Chris Yandell Former Arnewood School teacher Tyrone Mark gave pupil alcohol, condoms and keys to his house [11] The paper repeated the inaccurate press release which stated Mr Mark had been investigated by Police as well as using information from the National College of Teaching Report

2014 Aug 21 Response to John Caine FOI Request which confirmed that Hampshire Police did not investigate the 2012 and 2013 referrals and nothing recorded in police systems.   

2014 Oct 9  Ofsted informs parent John Caine this is not a matter for them. So lies to parents and the public by the school head teacher and chair of governors about an investigation into a child sex offender that never happened. Evidence not sent to be properly reviewed by the police by the school and local authority etc . These are people in positions of trust over kids. Nope, no problems there for Ofsted. But there again they had just made it an “Outstanding School”. Despite it performing below the National Average in bench mark GCSE’s. And had just made the head teacher a “national leader of education”. Kind of hard to explain him being a liar after that. I raised all this at the highest level with Ofsted, including the then head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw. Of course these were all matters for Ofsted under it legal remit under “Safeguarding” and “Leadership and Management”. They were just making things up.

[20] 2014 Oct 9 Osted letter to Mr Caine.
“It is not a matter for Ofsted to consider whether the Academy passed the
‘abusive folders’ to the Dorset or Hampshire police. At present there is nothing
to suggest that the information was not passed to Dorset Police as the
Academy has stated. The appropriate statutory agencies have considered the
safeguarding concerns, and the actions of the Academy, and appear to be
satisfied. Ofsted has not, therefore, been informed of any concerns in relation
to the Academy’s handling of this matter.”

2014 Oct 29 Response to John Caine FOI request which confirmed that Dorset Police did not investigate the 2012 or 2013 referrrals either and nothing recorded in their police systems either. This along with Hampshire Police FOI response of Aug 2014 confirmed that the statement that the Police had investigated and cleared Mark was untrue. Neither local force had.

2014 Nov After parent John Caine’s  intervention the NCTL sends the “sex dossiers” back to the school and instructs the school to send them to the police for scrutiny. Which the Arnewood School then has to do. This only comes about after the discovery by Mr. Caine reassurances from the authorities about Mr. Tyrone Mark were untrue. The referrals to police in 2012 and 2013 were not investigated at all, and he had not been cleared.  At no time had their been a criminal investigation despite the evidence.  Hampshire Police then had to accept those decisions were incorrect and only then an investigation was launched which resulted in Mr Mark’s arrest. Although he was not prosecuted for the offences reported in 2012 and 2013 the offence for which he was prosecuted came to light as a result of that investigation.[1]

2014 Nov 21 Tyrone Mark’s crime recorded in police systems 14 months late but only after Mr. Caine’s pursuit of matters. What evidence may have been discovered at  Tyrone Marks home by police if they had acted on time? But that would have made the school and other authorities look bad no doubt.

2015 Jan 26 John Caine, contacted Desmond Swayne his MP who was clearly not aware of developments in the Mark case. Head of Hampshire Children Services Mr. John Coughlan wrote a letter to the MP about the case. The letter however attempted to support the already discredited lie that that a police investigation had cleared Mr. Mark and offered Desmond Swayne false reassurance about the case. Subsequent events further entirely discredited Mr. Coughlan. At the time he wrote to Desmond Swayne assuring him he there was no need for police action and he was “confident” about that Mr. Mark was actively committing offences against children.

2015 Mar Former head teacher Chris Hummerstone was found to have acted appropriately by the National College for Teaching Leadership after a complaint from a parent about his handling of the matter [15] . This is despite the black and white evidence showing parents and the public were lied to by him about a police investigation clearing Mr. Mark when that had not happened.

2015 Nov 10 Letter from Police to Mr Caine

2016 Jan 20 Mark appeared at Southampton Magistrates and admitted making indecent images of children after he left the school. Material found on his laptop included several Category A images, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail. Mark pleaded guilty to all 17 offences, which were committed at his home in Pantside, Caerphilly, over a six-month period in 2014. [12] Case referred to Southampton Crown Court for sentence on Feb 15

2016 Jan 20 Email Correspondence between Mr Caine and Desmond Swayne MP Desmond Swayne MP was asked by constituent John Caine to bring the deceit on the part of Hampshire County Council Head of Children’s Services, John Coughlan, to the attention of the Education Secretary/Minister. He does not do so. Previously had repeatedly told me he would not communicate with me on the matter and also initially refused to see me when I first approached him for a meeting about this case [For full correspondence on 2016 Jan 20 see [18]]

Mr Caine to MP  You may have heard Mr. Mark has now pleaded guilty to 17 counts of making sexual images of children. Do you now intend to take any recourse about you in your capacity as an MP about being misdirected by John Coughlan of HCC that a police investigation had taken place and cleared Mr. Mark when clearly it had not. Mr. Coughlan surely knew they had not even sent the police the evidence at that point.

Reply by MP  Thanks, I will ask for an explanation

John Caine to MP Thanks. Regardless of what he comes up with, can you also bring it to the attention of the Education Secretary/Minister? Very, very serious children safeguarding failing.

Reply by MP That depends on his explanation.

But no response ever received.  

2016 Jan 21 Southern Daily Echo, Chris Yandell Disgraced teacher Tyrone Mark made indecent images after being sacked from The Arnewood School [12]

2016 Jan 26 Email from Stephen Franks PSD confiming

2016 Feb 15 Mark appeared at Southampton Crown Court and sentenced by Judge Peter Henry to 6 months for 185 videos and images [15] His lawyer was Tim Concannon [10]

2016 Feb 15 BBC Ex-teacher Tyrone Mark jailed over indecent images [15]

2016 Feb 16 Southern Daily Echo Former Arnewood School teacher Tyrone Mark had ‘repulsive’ child porn on his computer, Southampton Crown Court heard [10] Another paper with a crass headline, labelling child abuse images as “porn”,  images that included “graphic and repulsive” photographs of naked children aged 10-15.

2016 April 4 Complaint made by Mr Cain on behalf of his son. Police decline to record it as a complaint as his son was judged not to be an “eligible complainant” under Police Reform Act 2002. Mr Caine’s complaint, to be considered recordable, under the terms of the Police Reform Act needed to demonstrate that he was directly affected by the conduct that he alleged to have took place, adversely affected by the conduct or a witness to the conduct [1]

2016 May 25 Southern Daily Echo Michael Carr Hampshire Police launch crackdown on child sexual exploitation [19] Assistant Chief Constable Sara Glen, picture inset, said the issue was identified as the number one force priority in the summer of 2015.

2016 May 25 John Caine emailed Assistant Chief Constable Sara Glen, who had stated the issue of child sexual explotation was the number one force priority, only to receive no reply.

2016 May 27 Complaint made by Mr Caine. Police decline to record it as he was not an eligible complainant  for same reasons as above PSD ignores provisions of statutory guidance that these matters should be looked into and corrected. Now corrected after Children’s Commissioner’s involvement [1]

2016 June 21. PSD Mr. Stephen Franks then writes to inform Mr. Caine “children’s rights law” does not need to be considered. Quote  “Mr Caine, you are incorrect in believing that Children’s Rights Law overrides the Police Reform Act 2002 ….” It’s an international convention right all public authorities must adhere too. So here – police failings that led to 17 offence against kids being committed that could easily happen again if left uncorrected. They should be all charged with deliberate child endangerment. They all flouted children’s convention rights. That is to do what is best for children when making decisions.

2016 Sept 9 Letter from Lesley Longstone Chief Executive IPCC to Anne Childrens Commissioners Office cc John Caine [1] Letter admits referrals to police in 2012 and 2103 were not investigated. That information passed to IPCC Commissioner Jennifer Izekor to ensure that a conduct assessment is carried out.

2016 Sept 18 Facebook New Milton Watch Hampshire Constabulary. The Professional Standards Department Exposed [2] See also Appendix 1

2017 Mar 10 Police slated over Probe into Pervert Teacher [32]

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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [P]

Links

[1] 2016 Sept 9 Valuenet Dropbox Letter from Lesley Longstone Chief Executive IPCC to Anne Childrens Commissioners Office cc John Caine http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/IPCCLesleyLongstone.pdf

[2] Daily Echo Tyrone Mark Search  http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/search/?search=arnewood+tyrone+mark

[3] Yahoo Search for Tyrone Mark Arnestone https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=Opera&hsimp=yhs-international&p=tyrone%20mark%20arnewood

[4] Good Cop Down MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE AND DISCLOSURE https://goodcopdown.wordpress.com/about/miscarriage-of-justice/

[10] 2016 Feb 16 Southern Daily Echo Former Arnewood School teacher Tyrone Mark had ‘repulsive’ child porn on his computer, Southampton Crown Court heard http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14277493.Jailed__Sacked_Hampshire_teacher_had__repulsive__child_porn_on_laptop/

[11] 2014 Jul 22 Southern Daily Echo, Chris Yandell Former Arnewood School teacher Tyrone Mark gave pupil alcohol, condoms and keys to his house http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11355843.Teacher_gave_pupil_alcohol__condoms_and_keys_to_his_house/

[12] 2016 Jan 21 Southern Daily Echo, Chris Yandell Disgraced teacher Tyrone Mark made indecent images after being sacked from The Arnewood School http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14215441.Disgraced_teacher_caught_with_child_porn/

[13] 2014 Jul 8 Government UK  Mr Tyrone Mark: Professional Conduct Panel outcome Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332685/Mark__Tyrone_-_Web_Decision_-_9951029.pdf

[14] Arnewood School website http://www.arnewood.hants.sch.uk/welcome

[15] 2016 Feb 15 BBC Ex-teacher Tyrone Mark jailed over indecent images http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35577415

[16] IPCC Jenny Izekor https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/about/who-we-are/our-team/jennifer-izekor

[17] Home Office Counting Rules For Recorded Crime https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534967/count-general-july-2016.pdf_.pdf

[18] 2016 Jan 16 Email Correspondence between Mr Caine and Desmon Swayne MP

Mr Caine to MP

Dear Mr. Swayne, You may have heard Mr. Mark has now pleaded guilty to 17 counts of making sexual images of children. This is to follow up on my prior correspondence with you on this matter. Do you now intend to take any recourse about you in your capacity as an MP about being misdirected by John Coughlan of HCC that a police investigation had taken place and cleared Mr. Mark when clearly it had not. Mr. Coughlan surely knew they had not even sent the police the evidence at that point. The investigation that resulted in these offences being uncovered would never have reached the police as you know if we had not followed through and made sure the evidence got to them. Clearly a now convicted sex offender would have got away  with it otherwise and you were misled about it. The offences he now stands convicted of would not have happened had Mr. Coughlan’s department done its job in the first place and sent the material to the police on discovery thereof, as per safeguarding procedure. I look forward to your reply.

Reply by MP  Thanks, I will ask for an explanation

John Caine to MP Thanks. Regardless of what he comes up with, can you also bring it to the attention of the Education Secretary/Minister? Very, very serious children safeguarding failing.

Reply by MP That depends on his explanation.

Note: But never responded to with an explanation.

[19] 2016 May 25 Southern Daily Echo Michael Carr Hampshire Police launch crackdown on child sexual exploitation http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14514618.Police_launch_fresh_crackdown_on_child_sexual_exploitation/

[20] 2014 Oct 9 Osted letter to Mr Caine.
“It is not a matter for Ofsted to consider whether the Academy passed the
‘abusive folders’ to the Dorset or Hampshire police. At present there is nothing
to suggest that the information was not passed to Dorset Police as the
Academy has stated. The appropriate statutory agencies have considered the
safeguarding concerns, and the actions of the Academy, and appear to be
satisfied. Ofsted has not, therefore, been informed of any concerns in relation
to the Academy’s handling of this matter.”

[21] 2016 Oct 8 BBC Danny Shaw Scotland Yard considers probe into IPCC police misconduct allegations http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37594421

[22] BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37617619

[23] Arnewood School Lie pdf http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/A)%20school%20lie.pdf

[24] Arnewood Police FOI Responses pdf http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/B)%20police_FOI_responses%20(2).pdf

[25] John Coughlan letter pdf http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/C)%20John%20Coughlan%20letter.pdf

[26] Childrens Commissioner Letters http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/D%29%20Childrens_Commissioner_letters.pdf

[27] About School governor Councillor Beck https://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/E)%20About%20School%20Governor%20Cllr.%20Beck.pdf

[28] Michael Lane http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/F)%20OPCC_Michael_Lane.pdf

[29] Arnewood Proved SEN Failings http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/G)%20proved%20SEN%20failings.pdf

[30] Original Letter from Portsmouth Councillors to Home Secretary pdf  http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/H)%20Original-Letter-from-Portsmouth-Cllrs-to-Home-Sec.pdf

[31] Final Dec Statement Caine http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/arnewood/I)%20FinalDecStatement.caine.pdf

[32] 2017 Mar 10 Police Slated over Pervert Teacher http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/1_News_article.pdf

[34] 2016 Sept 18 Facebook New Milton Watch  https://www.facebook.com/newmiltonwatch/

[35] New Milton Watch posts https://www.facebook.com/newmiltonwatch/posts/1233857953324168

[33] Mr. Caine’s comments on the various institutions:

Arnewood School

Dishonest and evasive. They deliberately played a “shell game” with the evidence at children’s expense to minimize and  avoid proper police involvement, and lied to parents about a police investigation that never was. All the governors complicit by their silence while this was going on.

Hampshire Children Services

Lent a helping hand to the School cover up by going along with it. The Head of Childrens Services even misled the local MP Desmond Swayne about the police investigating and clearing Mr. Mark to further the cover up.  They are wholly not remotely fit for purpose. Mr. John Coughlan’s at best gross negligence endangered children. Yet he has gone on to be promoted to Chief Executive and receives a salary of 250,000 per year.

Ofsted

Likewise not fit for purpose and dismissive to the point of being childish and irrational in their responses. Refused to get involved in these catastrophic safeguarding failings and a head teacher, chair of governors and head of children’s services lying about a police investigation that never was.  These were not issues for them. They had just awarded the school an “outstanding” even though it was performing below the national benchmark standard.

Department of Education

Blocked FOI’s and me gaining further information about the cover up by attacking my character and calling me vexatious and a lot more. As it happens it turns out I was right. But the DfE had a lot to lose reputation was. They had just made a “lying” head teacher a National Leader Of Education, nominated the school a “National Teaching School”, and granted it permission for it to open a new “free school” to cater specifically for  vulnerable SEN children, even though the school did not meet the criteria as it was perform below the national  GSCE benchmark at the time.

Hampshire Police

A word I do not use often because it is sometimes over used. Corrupt. The PSD department just covers up police misconduct and failings. Even to the extent of putting children at serious risk as they did here by furthering a cover up at children’s expense . You will find more honest people locked up. There should be a criminal investigation into the PSD for “child endangerment” or “misconduct in public office”. They have lied and ignored procedure at every turn. It should be renamed the “cover up department”.

Desmond Swayne MP

Tried to avoid this issue like the plague, evasive and arrogant and wouldn’t see me. Anyone else would have given up. In the end I managed to “coerce” him into writing a couple of letters by the way of repeatedly reminding him these were serious matters and failings relating to child sex abuse and not something he should turn a blind eye too. He will not challenge or take issue with being lied to by the Hampshire’s Head of Children’s Services and is unresponsive about that.

IPCC

Now and again the IPCC upholds the little things. But careless IPCC caseworkers are always quick to agree with the police line and ignore the more serious failings as was the case here, and that is covered for by their line mangers. No doubt they feel this is the safer approach for them and less work. Largely a hugely expensive rubber stamp agency. When you point out their mistakes you get a letter back “you will have to get their decision judicially reviewed”, even when they know they have got it seriously wrong. And who the hell can afford that? The bottom line is I was right in the end and they were ALL WRONG. They all cannot be that seriously stupid. Given the negligence and brokenness of the organization I am not holding my breathe that they now do the right thing even though it has gone to the very top.  The question is why is this kind of thing happening anyway? In the final analysis I believe this is a leadership problem.

Summary

This case is a synopsis of all that  is wrong with the entire system. It’s simple – it’s dishonest and they all have a propensity to cover up for each other and hide the truth.  Why because failings are best covered up to protect undeserved reputations at every level. Our laws are fine and the best in the world. They just don’t adhere to them because they are NEVER held accountable for breaking them. This time they have gone as far as endangering children. Makes you wonder just how many other cases get “disappeared” like this. Filthy stuff.

Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Glen ignored the evidence Caine sent her

Appendix 1

 

Hampshire Constabulary. The Professional Standards Department Exposed

Hampshire Police has now been shown to have deliberately endangered children by covering up for corrupt officers breaking the law to keep a child sex offender out of the system and off the radar.

Hard to believe, yet this is just what Mr. Stephen Franks the long standing chief complaints blocker working for Hampshire Police did with the assistance of PSD “investigator” DCI Storey. What is even more bizarre and alarming is Hampshire Police’s Independent Appeals Officer DCI Liam Davies lent a helping hand and went along with this insidious and immoral cover up at children’s expense.

Of course they all knew it was incumbent on Hampshire Police under law to correct these statutory police failings to prevent them happening again at children’s expense. But instead it can now be revealed they deliberately took action to cover it all up and sweep it under the carpet.

This is a conspiracy that in of itself warrants a criminal investigation into this trio of “professional standards” miscreants. Who was/is pulling their strings, or were they acting alone, is so why?

It is now common knowledge Hampshire Constabulary officers failed to investigate the Arnewood School Teacher Mr. Mark Tyrone when evidence proving his sexual deviation and aberrant sexual desires for his pupils was first discovered at his home in October of 2013. This comprised of “sex dossiers” he kept on his pupils for 10 years.

Although we are told Hampshire Police officers were informed about the existence of this vital and damning evidence when it first came to light they clearly decided to break the law and look the other way. They did not even request to see it or review it, and it was never even sent in to them by the school or Hampshire County Council ! So when they talk about a “referral” to police it must have been an empty envelope.

Unlawfully and contrary to statutory law nothing was recorded in police systems either. And that would have been the end of it. Infact even now Mr. Mark would still be at large to re-offend at his leisure based on this monumental breach of public trust and disregard for children’s welfare and “best interests” by Hampshire Constabulary.

However after it was discovered that senior figures at the Arnewood School and Hampshire County Council’s then Head of Children’s services Mr. John Couglan (now CEO) had lied to parents and members of the public about a criminal investigation clearing Mr. Mark of any criminal wrongdoing, the house of cards collapsed and Hampshire Constabulary was compelled to arrest and investigate Mr. Mark.

Unfortunately this was 14 months late, and in this 14 month window of opportunity afforded to Mr. Mark by this desire to look away by the responsible authorities he went on to commit all of the 17 sexual offences against children he now stands convicted off. They could all have been easily prevented.

Now off course Hampshire PSD should have been on this like a ton of bricks, but instead they have blocked, lied and covered up at every given opportunity.

Until now that is and the current involvement of the Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield OBE and Chief Executive of the IPCC Lesley Longstone who has ordered these police failings now be investigated under the supervision of the IPCC Commissioner for Hampshire Jennifer Izekor.

Something that Hampshire Constabulary and its PSD have been blocking at all costs.

Read the IPCC CEO’s letter to the Children’s Commissioner here:

http://www.valuenetuk.com/dropbox/IPCCLesleyLongstone.pdf

It does rather look like the jig is up. There is a lot of sweeping out of the PSD to do though. They routinely pervert the course of justice to cover up for corrupt officers and police failings, and NWM will be publishing more evidence of this in the weeks to come.

The PSD is dirty and untrustworthy and not fit for purpose as this example clearly shows.

Does Hampshire Police’s “Professional Standards Department” perhaps lack the basic understanding they are in fact perverting the course of justice when they block proper process and willfully abuse the public trust bestowed on them in this way?

What if Mr. Mark had gone on to live out his sexual fantasies about children? Oh, right no one would have known except an individual child or two.

#hamphireconstabulary
#hampshirecountycouncil
#arnewoodschool

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

 

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5 Responses to Tyrone Mark, Arnewood School, Child Abuse Cover up in Hampshire

  1. Thanks for this. We are about to reveal Scotland. After 12 years of covert living we have all the evidence

    On 9 August 2017 at 10:36, cathy fox blog on child abuse wrote:

    > cathy fox blog on Child Abuse posted: “The network of abuse and corruption > appears particularly strong in Hampshire. This post Hampshire County > Council and Hampshire Police are involved. But there is alot more in > Hamshire. A related post I am still working on, shows Jason Packer and > Steven Geo” >

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  3. john caine says:

    Thanks for the important work you do. Posted it on New Milton Watch: https://www.facebook.com/newmiltonwatch/posts/1562496463793647

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