LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE: “EVERY TIER OF LAMBETH COUNCIL WAS AFFECTED BY PAEDOPHILE RING” – SURVIVOR

"LAMBETH PROTECTING FORMER LABOUR COUNCIL COVER-UPS BETWEEN 1998 AND 2003 - LAMBETH DON'T WANT THIRD PARTY LOOKING AT THEIR DIRTY WASHING" - SURVIVOR "COVER-UP DOCUMENTS SEEN BY US" - SURVIVOR   "ISSUES FROM 1990s WILL COME TO LIGHT" - TORY COUNCILLOR SURVIVORS PLEAS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL IGNORED - GREEN COUNCILLOR TELLS SPECIAL MEETING OF LAMBETH … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE: “EVERY TIER OF LAMBETH COUNCIL WAS AFFECTED BY PAEDOPHILE RING” – SURVIVOR

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“YOU WOULDN’T WANT IT IF YOU WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE – YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT FILES ARE HELD” –  Barrister Michael Mansfield tells cabinet

There is no provision for disclosure in Lambeth council's scheme, no provision for a decision maker to give reasons for a decision, no opportunity to make oral representations, the barrister for Shirley Oaks Survivors Association told cabinet members. "The scheme you have devised does not satisfy the basic requirements of human rights law" added Michael … Continue reading “YOU WOULDN’T WANT IT IF YOU WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE – YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT FILES ARE HELD” –  Barrister Michael Mansfield tells cabinet

SURVIVORS LETTER TO CABINET MEMBERS: “ONLY REASON THE COUNCIL WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE ITS COVER-UP”

The letter from SOSA to cabinet members and raised by Michael Mansfield yesterday afternoon  - slightly redacted by News From Crystal Palace - reads as follows: Dear Council member, Re: Lambeth Council’s Historic Child Abuse Redress Scheme We are in receipt of the latest draft of the scheme and note that independent decision-making throughout the … Continue reading SURVIVORS LETTER TO CABINET MEMBERS: “ONLY REASON THE COUNCIL WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE ITS COVER-UP”

CABINET MEETING: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY

"I ABSOLUTELY APPRECIATE THE POOR CONFIDENCE PEOPLE HAVE IN THIS COUNCIL" - Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck The England club room at Kennington Oval, home of Surrey county cricket club, has probably never seen anything like it. Normally events there are hosted by former England cricket captains. What happened last night many people would … Continue reading CABINET MEETING: VIEW FROM THE GALLERY

COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED – “Don’t look at me like that. “You’re a councillor.”

The council meeting which followed the cabinet meeting was over almost as soon as it started. Public and press who had attended the cabinet meeting were asked to wait outside or downstairs while they rearranged the chairs. As soon as the meeting began an even angrier Raymond Stevenson was up on his feet. "I know … Continue reading COUNCIL MEETING ADJOURNED – “Don’t look at me like that. “You’re a councillor.”

…AND THEN REOPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS / CLLR TIM BRIGGS: WHY WE BACKED THE £100 MILLION OPTION

...AND THEN REOPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS  The Mayor Cllr Marcia Cameron opened the adjourned meeting. "Due to the public disturbance we've excluded members of the public however the press are here present with us this evening." The Mayor outlined what had been discussed at cabinet - the specifications of the redress scheme, representations from councillors … Continue reading …AND THEN REOPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS / CLLR TIM BRIGGS: WHY WE BACKED THE £100 MILLION OPTION

…AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S HIGHLY SANITISED VERSION OF LAST NIGHT. DISSENT? WHAT DISSENT???!!!

£100million scheme adopted for survivors of historic child sexual abuse Written by: Lambeth Council 19 December 2017 Lambeth Council has adopted a redress scheme that could pay £100million to survivors of abuse at its former children’s homes. The Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme will compensate survivors of sexual, physical and psychological abuse suffered at the … Continue reading …AND LAMBETH COUNCIL’S HIGHLY SANITISED VERSION OF LAST NIGHT. DISSENT? WHAT DISSENT???!!!

LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET COMPENSATION – COUNCIL TO RECOVER PAYOUTS FROM ABUSERS WHERE POSSIBLE

Victims of sexual abuse in Lambeth council children homes are set to receive damages of between £1,000 and £100,000 each.   An estimated 3,000 claims from victims are expected - with the final compensation bill totaling around £100 million.   Lambeth have also announced their intention to seek to recover compensation payouts from the victims … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS SET TO GET COMPENSATION – COUNCIL TO RECOVER PAYOUTS FROM ABUSERS WHERE POSSIBLE

COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL TO DECIDE COMPENSATION LEVELS – SURVIVORS BACK MOVE “There can be no opportunity for those that were complicit then to be allowed now to now cover their tracks” – Scott Ainslie

Survivors of child abuse at Lambeth children’s homes should receive compensation through an independent redress panel – not through the same council that failed to keep them safe while the abuse took place, says Green Party councillor Scott Ainslie.   His call is being backed by the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association which was set up … Continue reading COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL TO DECIDE COMPENSATION LEVELS – SURVIVORS BACK MOVE “There can be no opportunity for those that were complicit then to be allowed now to now cover their tracks” – Scott Ainslie

“SURVIVORS OF ABUSE ALSO WISH TO KNOW THAT CHILDREN TODAY WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED”

A background summary contained in the council's own report includes the following: 1.1 In 2012 Operation Yewtree, the investigation into the abuse of children, found widespread child abuse in many public institutions in the UK. The national publicity around child abuse led to many people coming forward who had been abused during time spent in … Continue reading “SURVIVORS OF ABUSE ALSO WISH TO KNOW THAT CHILDREN TODAY WILL BE BETTER PROTECTED”