Category Archives: Childrens home

2010 (Myatt 4 of 5) Diana Smith v Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and Another. 16 Feb 2010 Court of Appeal

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. He was under 5 feet tall, weighed 6 and a half stone. He died in an approved restraint technique known as … Continue reading

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2008 (Myatt 3 of 5) R (c) v Secretary of State for Justice 28 Jul 2008 Supreme Court

These 5 appeals relate to the death of Gareth Myatt, aged 15, in Rainsford Secure Training Centre in 2004. Redaction Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance –  normally … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood’s Story by Carolyne Willow

Recently I blogged the court appeals about the death of Adam Rickwood,  [3] [4] [5] who killed himself in 2004, aged 14 not long after the use of unlawful restraint and distraction techniques by SERCO. Adams death was shocking, even … Continue reading

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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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Adam Rickwood 3. R v Sec State Justice 6 Feb 2015 Court of Appeal

This appeal is against the Judgment of Foskett J given in the Administrative Court in  which he dismissed an application for judicial review [not publically available afaik]. The review sought an order that the Secretary of State facilitate provision of … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood 2. R v HM Coroner and others 3 Feb 2010 High Court

This application challenged the decision of the decision of the Coroner not to recuse himself from the Judicial Review of the orginal Inquest. It was decided that the Coroner who carried out the Inquest should recuse himself. If they had … Continue reading

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Adam Rickwood 1. R v HM Coroner and Others 22 Jan 2009 High Court

Adam Rickwood was the youngest person in modern times to take his own life whilst in custody, at the age of just 14 in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre. The notorious Medomsley run by the Home Office where much child sexual … Continue reading

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List 3- Social Services Inspectorate Reports held by the House of Commons (plus deposited)

In 2016 I posted this SSI, SSI/Audit Commission, CSCI and NCSC Reports in House of Commons Library [1] which was a list of all the SSI Reports held in the House of Commons Library. I never got round to posting a … Continue reading

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Hollyshaw House Childrens Home and Southwark Child Abuse

Southwark Council have recently released one 100+ page Report into Hollyshaws House, and some relevant minutes but say that they have been unable to locate another report. Released are 1986 Oct 24 London Borough of Southwark Minutes of Social Services … Continue reading

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Looking for a Place Called Home – Report of Shirley Oaks Survivors

This blog is based on a Report by Shirley Oaks Survivors Association [13]. Although this report ‘Looking for a Place Called Home’ is not yet publically available, there are some details of testimonies and abusers on their website, which is worth … Continue reading

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