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)

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LAMBETHWATCH – EIGHT WEEKS TO GO……

From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Just two months till the local elections & we meet the lovely D'Costa family: Francis, Shini, Elena (17) & Oliver (15). Shini: "It's so nice to have different people from different places come together. Especially in the children’s library, we all played like one big family. "If all the events … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – EIGHT WEEKS TO GO……

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”

“COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

(CAUTION: Readers may find this report distressing. It is NOT suitable reading for young and / or vulnerable people - Editor). Lambeth will compensate any eligible applicant where there is evidence of them having suffered:-  physical abuse and/or;·  sexual abuse and/or;·  emotional abuse and/or;·  a recognisable psychiatric/psychological injury which has been caused by· the abuse … Continue reading “COMPENSATION TARIFF FOR APPLICATIONS PROCEEDING UNDER THE LAMBETH CHILDREN’S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME”

WITHOUT COMMENT  – SHIRLEY OAKS AS SEEN BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

WITHOUT COMMENT  - SHIRLEY OAKS AS SEEN BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES News From Crystal Palace was looking for a bit of background history on Shirley Oaks and found the following. Taken from the National Archives website it is reproduced almost without comment except this: Shirley Oaks survivors (and their friends / relatives / supporters)  will … Continue reading WITHOUT COMMENT  – SHIRLEY OAKS AS SEEN BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES