LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

The financial redress scheme for adults abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes came under fire at last night's meeting of the council's cabinet. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said the redress scheme’s remit was to be swift, efficient without re-traumatising the survivors. "What we have seen from council meetings is that that is not … Continue reading LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

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OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

One common practice at Lambeth council among its Labour councillors is: avoid answering the question if you can. At last night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet those embarrassing questions / undesirable comments from the opposition were being avoided yet again. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said that "Shirley Oaks Survivors Association are not prepared to work … Continue reading OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

A report to next Monday's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet which outlines how far the redress scheme for people abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes has got has been slammed by Lambeth Green party councillors. The five-strong group on Lambeth council say: Many people’s files have gone missing. Redactions to protect people have … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

The unique Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme has received more than 650 applications for compensation, a new report on its progress after six months shows. The Scheme, which opened on January 1 and will run for two years, has so far seen 343 Harms Way Payments worth £3,223,500 awarded to applicants. A further 50 offers … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

LAMBETHWATCH – COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK “MEETS LAMBETH CITIZENS”…WHILE PEOPLE’S AUDIT ARE STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS…

LambethLabour Retweeted Lib Peck‏ @cllrpeck Aug 23 Great to see @LambethCitizens, really positive discussions about how we can work together on affordable housing, welcoming more refugees and improving social mobility Lambeth Citizens @LambethCitizens We are a community power organisation in #Lambeth. An alliance of local organisations developing people's capacity to tackle injustice. Part of @SLondonCitizens … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK “MEETS LAMBETH CITIZENS”…WHILE PEOPLE’S AUDIT ARE STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS…

TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Christopher Wellbelove with Tessa Jowell during his previous Mayoral year when Tessa delivered the Dean lecture at Goldsmiths College October 2009 Tributes were paid to Dame Tessa Jowell, former Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, at Wednesday night's full meeting of Lambeth council. The Mayor, Cllr Christopher Wellbelove, recalled how … Continue reading TRIBUTES PAID TO TESSA JOWELL AT COUNCIL MEETING

FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

STAND UP, SIT DOWN, KEEP MOVING?   By 5.30pm the front doors of Lambeth town hall (aka the Lambeth asylum) had been firmly locked. Visitors were being directed towards the Fridge nightclub premises (It transpired entrance for the public would be via the town hall back doors close to the register office). With both a … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: LAST NIGHT’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING

SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’

Hundreds of applications for compensation from victims of abuse in Shirley Oaks and other Lambeth council-run childrens homes have been received from all over the World. The figure comes in a written answer by council leader Cllr Lib Peck to Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) ahead of next Wednesday's full council meeting. More than 340 people … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ‘FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’

LAMBETH DEMOCRACY TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST….LAMBETH ‘DEMOCRACY’

Lambeth Democracy are holding a demo against Lambeth council on Tuesday as part of National Democracy Week. In a statement Lambeth Democracy say: Lambeth council have denied residents a ballot on their estate regeneration plans. Lambeth has no respect for their tenants, does not listen to their views and treats them with contempt. National Democracy … Continue reading LAMBETH DEMOCRACY TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST….LAMBETH ‘DEMOCRACY’

CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING

Victims of abuse in Lambeth council children's homes wrecked Lambeth's annual Mayor-making last night.   Scores of people from Shirley Oaks Survivors Association turned up to peacefully protest outside Lambeth town hall. Among the printed posters on placards was one saying: "Lib Peck changing compensation rules again and again." A SOSA spokeswoman told News From … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE CAMPAIGNERS WRECK LAMBETH MAYOR-MAKING