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Children Abused in Institutions – Lessons Still to be Learned by Wally Harbert

Wally was Hackneys Director of Social Services, later Avon County Council Director of Social Services, President of the Association of Directors of Social Services in 1978/9 and was awarded the OBE in 1984. His other posts on this blog are … 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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Books on Child Abuse 2

As the page Books on Child Abuse 1 [1] was getting rather long, I have started a new page. These are mainly descriptions of the books, not reviews and also depends on the type of book. I try to point … Continue reading

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