Category Archives: Avon

How a Local Authority Failed Children in its Care – Sexual Activity in Community Homes

This was sent to the blog by Wally Harbert. This is also available on his website How a local authority failed children in its care [6] Thank you once again to Wally for his contribution from a valuable perspective of  … Continue reading

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Bristol Child Abuse Network 1985 – 2000, Operations Panorama and Parallel

This article is to briefly link together a couple of articles and various court appeals surrounding the Bristol abuse network that Nigel Tucker  was associated with. I will probably add to this, but wanted to get the links out quickly … Continue reading

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Brian Stewart Greenroyd, Alan Ernest Tanner, Christopher Leek, Kevin Paul Warfield 30 Mar 2001 Court of Appeal

All applications for leave to appeal and appeals against sentence were turned down. Redaction Some reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance-  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” … Continue reading

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Lee Nigel Tucker 29th January 2001 Supreme Court

This deals with Lee Tuckers appeal (and one unconnected other) Redaction Some reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance-  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on … Continue reading

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Wally Harbert’s submission to IICSA

This is Wally Herbert’s submission to the IICSA Inquiry submitted on 12th Sept 2016.  Abuse in children’s homes Evidence for the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse . It can be found on his website [1]. It refers to two of … Continue reading

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Historic Abuse in Children’s Homes – The Management Context by Wally Harbert

Wally Harbert writes from his  personal experiences about the wider context in which child abuse was allowed to happen in the Social Services Sector. This is valuable not only so that we can understand how child abuse was allowed to … Continue reading

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Bent Twigs by Wally Harbert

Wally Harbert recently came to my attention with his excellent whistleblowing post about  Avon County Council [1] I was therefore keen to read his novel Bent Twigs [2] . The title comes from Alexander Pope quote – ‘Tis education forms … Continue reading

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Child Protection in a Hostile Environment by Wally Harbert

Wally Harbert blows the whistle CHILD PROTECTION IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT by Wally Harbert In recent years, nearly every police force in the country has examined historic abuse in children’s homes. Fifty private schools have also been investigated. If organisations … Continue reading

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