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’

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CHILD ABUSE: SOLICITORS ASK LAMBETH FOR MEETING TO VARY COMPENSATION SCHEME – wish to remedy “plain and obvious injustice”

Representatives of six firms of solicitors have written to Lambeth council asking for a meeting to discuss revising the compensation scheme for victims of child abuse in children's homes. In a letter they highlight the "very real possibility" that a recipient of a Harm’s Way Payment will only receive compensation under one band when they … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE: SOLICITORS ASK LAMBETH FOR MEETING TO VARY COMPENSATION SCHEME – wish to remedy “plain and obvious injustice”

REPORT SLAMS LAMBETH OVER CHILD ABUSE COMPENSATION SCHEME – SOSA CONCERNS NOT HIGHLIGHTED AT DECEMBER’S CABINET MEETING

Shirley Oaks Survivors Association's concerns over the redress scheme for victims of child abuse in Lambeth-controlled children's homes were not highlighted at a council cabinet meeting last December, says a report by an equality and diversity consultant. SOSA presented the council with an interim report which highlighted various concerns across the board, with particular emphasis … Continue reading REPORT SLAMS LAMBETH OVER CHILD ABUSE COMPENSATION SCHEME – SOSA CONCERNS NOT HIGHLIGHTED AT DECEMBER’S CABINET MEETING

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

LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

If the protesters from Shirley Oaks had stayed quiet in the gallery then other members of the public attending last night's meeting would have been able to stay and learn of the latest Lambeth Labour ruse to limit criticism by opposition councillors - rather than having to read it here or on other news sites … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ANOTHER NAIL IN LAMBETH’S DEMOCRACY COFFIN

LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

Lambeth council have banned a leading campaigner of the Lambeth childrens homes abuse scandal from attending any further council meetings – and from meeting any councillors or staff. The move follows last December's stormy meetings of both the cabinet and council at Kennington Oval cricket ground. The council meeting ended up being held behind closed … Continue reading LAMBETH BAN SHIRLEY OAKS ABUSE CAMPAIGNER

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……

SILENCE OF THE LAMBETHS

There's a funeral taking place at West Norwood cemetery this Friday (23rd) to which you are all invited. David Coad was 81. He lived in Chestnut Road, West Norwood. His body lay undiscovered for three weeks until a concerned nieghbour called police. Before the death certificate had even been signed Lambeth council moved in and … Continue reading SILENCE OF THE LAMBETHS

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

“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