Category Archives: Witherwack

Brian Clare’s Story and Operation Rose

The story of child abuse in the North East has not come out anywhere near properly yet. Operation Rose was one of the biggest child sexual abuse operations yet it remains largely unknown, and childrens homes and  institutions which came … Continue reading

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Sunderland and Witherwack Documents

Sunderland City Council have released a few more documents in response to a Freedom of Information Request [1] The documents I have just glanced through and thus at this stage will not comment on them. The documents download pdf is … Continue reading

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Witherwack House Press Cuttings, Officer Code of Conduct, Document Retention Schedules

Sunderland City Council have released more documents in response to a Freedom of Information request [6]. The Documents Press Cuttings [2] largely about Witherwack House, child abuse, the council, police inquiries and inspections from February to June 1992 Council Standards … Continue reading

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Report on investigation into allegations of child abuse at Witherwack House – conclusion

‘Report on investigation into allegations of child abuse at Witherwack House’ Sunderland City Council had previously stated that the Council would not be able to release this document due to the amount of redaction under  the ‘personal information’ exemption at Section … Continue reading

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Three More Witherwack Childrens Home Documents released

Sunderland City Council have released 3 more documents relating to Witherwack House, in response to a Freedom of Information request. [5] 1 Director [of Sunderland] Social Services Report October 1997 [1] 2 Agreement between City of Sunderland and NSPCC in … Continue reading

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NSPCC Witherwack House Report and list of Documents held by Sunderland

Sunderland City Council have released a redacted NSPCC Report [1] about Witherwack House, originally published on 22 September 1997  in response to a Freedom of Information Request [2]. This  was the first NSPCC Report which was to Sunderland Council followed … Continue reading

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Cassam Report into Witherwack House Sunderland

The Emlyn Cassam Report [1] May 1992 into Witherwack House was released by Sunderland City Council in response to a Freedom of Information request [2] in 2013. This is presumed to be the altered report after Mr Cassam was bizarrely … Continue reading

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