This blog is primarily about
1. Publishing officially released historic Reports on Child Sexual Abuse, usually paid for with taxpayers money but up to now hidden by accident or design by authorities
2. Publishing relevant information that has been obtained from Freedom of Information requests usually from the Whatdotheyknow.com website.
The truth needs to be told about the extent of child sexual abuse in this country, in particular the institutional child sexual abuse in institutions such as “care” homes.
This truth is essential for many victims. Whilst painful especially at first, without it many victims cannot move on, not only due to the original abuse, but also the lies and cover ups of child sexual abuse that have gone on over the past 50 years. Cover ups that go right to the top of our power “illite” – “care” homes, local authorities, hospitals, politicians, police, press, judiciary, freemasonry, and secret services.
The truth is also essential so that the perpetrators of these vile crimes, child torture, are brought to justness, and so that they cannot harm our children any more.
Whilst there is much that is not already written down in official reports, and will only come in survivors stories, then there is much, at present unpublished in archives, local government, central government, academia, inspection reports up and down the country that will throw light on the extent of the abuse.
This blog helps to publish some pieces of the jigsaw of British child sexual abuse, and some detail on those pieces. Please help if you can by telling your story which is in any way related to child sexual abuse.
Authorities often have not released information for short term selfish corporate reasons. Individuals in power and lawyers within the corporate structure, are sometimes fearful that it will be embarrassing, show the authority in a bad light, or worse that they will be blamed for costing the corporation or the corporations insurance company money.
They do not think of the victim, the people who have been wronged or had their life irrevocably changed or destroyed by the bad or negligent actions of that corporation or their duty of care to those individuals. They do not think to consider that time and time again, lessons of history have not been learned about child torture and child abuse due to the short termist thinking and actions similar to their own.
The people that hide information are responsible for abuse continuing because these lessons have not been learned. There is so much information hidden by accident or design that child abuse continues getting worse and people are not aware of the extent of the problem. People holding public offices with power over others sometimes abuse it.
Power is often the very reason why child abuse happens, and people with power is also the reason why it is covered up. That is going to change. Those with the power to release information that choose not for the selfish reason of the corporation, will be brought to book though due process, that can include private prosecution. You are responsible for your actions, and the corporation you work for will desert you.
Some people in authorities, including the police, appear to regard it as their duty to never publish any information unless they have to, using all kinds of curious exemptions. This is a shame as police need the cooperation of the public, who often know alot more than the police do. Some of police appear to think they can solve crime on their own, no matter how many of the public they annoy and how many criminals they keep within their own ranks. If they continue with this attitude, they will continue to go further down in the public estimation. The police should remember that they are a part of the big cover up of child sexual absue that has happened. It needs the good police to stand up to the bad ones. The sinister aide to hiding all the information is that the police are engaged in another cover up of child sexual abuse.
I choose to use WhatDoTheyKnow.com as this site ensures that the information gained in Freedom of Information Requests is in the public domain, so that others can benefit from my questions and the replies to them. In this way the sum of public information gained is obviously vastly greater than if requests were individual private parts.
No permissions have been obtained by this blog for publishing data from other persons questions from the publicvwhatdotheyknow.com website, nor is this permission required. A reference link will have been given, if ever this is missing please inform me.
The issues brought up by relevations that research is undertaken by at least one local authority -Hackney Council, on FOI requestors are very important. It is clear that research has been done on this blog due to questions from another person. Is it lawful to do that research under FOI and other legislation? Was the personal information released even accurate or just supposition or circumstantial? Why was it collected? Who did it go to?
I do not intend to address these issues on this blog at this time, as I believe it will detract from the purpose of this site, which is to republish released information on child sexual abuse, for the greater good of the victims.
This is a time of change, for the first time there is hope that we can vanquish the scourge of the child abuse. The abusers are looking over their shoulders and getting worried. We need a concerted effort to link up and bring them down. Whatever your part – research, telling your story, spreading the information, writing letters, putting on pressure – do it and together we will win.
I try and steer clear of the unfortunate mudslinging often by survivor agaisnt survivor, though sometimes it is impossible as one side demands that you denounce and ban another otherwise you will become the subject of their abuse. Oh dear, if they all ignored their differences and concentrated on exposing the perpetrators of abuse, instead of demanding that everyone who does not agree with them on everything is the enemy, we would be alot better off.
People naturally wish to know about me. However the blog is about the issues not about me.
However to answer some questions, I first heard about child sexual abuse in 2011-ish on social media. I saw many people complaining about it, but whenever I read the groups the discussions just disintegrated into arguing between members.
I tried for a couple of periods of a month or two couple of times to work out was was going on but gave up amidst the arguing. I did’nt join in any discussions. I knew nothing.
I searched for any official report and there seemed to be none. There were a few videos made by survivors who had tried to raise the issues either successfully or unsuccessfully.I watched several two that stick in my mind were about Bryn Alyn, and also a Newcastle now solicitor victim. ( i will try and give links soon)
These convinced me that child abuse (csa) was happening, and there wa in the odd book a list of references of reports. I decided to use WDTK public website to ask under FOI ( freedom of information ) for some reports.
The information seemed to be there but hidden in council, police and academic reports not available to the public.
The first Report I think I was successful in getting was the White Report from Islington, but have got many more since – maybe 50?
I started blogging to let people know the reports were public – very basic reports of a few lines. I had not blogged before.
I expected people who knew better to interpret those reports and write about their signficance. They didnt so I had to start – this meant learning about the history about what had happened in each area that reports were being released.
I viewed it as researching and writing my research so that other people would not have to waste time doing the same research.
My first reports were basic. I think the first one was “Loose Ends in Lambeth”. The key was Spotlight on Abuse had put many articles from archives digitally online, so on line researchers could try and make sense of what was happening.
That first article was barely more than a sentence from each newspaper article, strung together to make an analysis. It seemed to be popular and one “survivor” of Lambeth criminal malpractice in particular gave me encouragement as they said via a third person they thought it had all been lost and thanked me for my efforts.
I then went on to more FOI requests, more analysis but then when your name gets known more time is spent replying to emails and also getting more stories come to you.
Two things drive me on,
- being able to help people who were damaged as innocent children who perhaps were not allowed to develop the skills and education others take for granted
- making information public on the rich, powerful, influential people who commit these vile crimes on the most innocent and vulnerable in our society and who make the system so that it defends them.
I wish I could do more but my me/cf illness is severely restricting and out of necessity my more prolific days are over, but I hope still to contribute.
Please start a blog, please tweet, the more truth out there the better.
With the truth comes healing.
If you wish to contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
The truth will out. The truth will shout. The truth will set us free.