COUNCILLOR BANS HIMSELF FROM COUNCIL MEETINGS IN ‘OFFICER IMPARTIALITY’ ROW – Told: ‘In cases where you disagree with what is being proposed you should vote against’

Cllr Tim Briggs - the only 'blue' on Lambeth council - has banned himself from attending any further full council meetings of Lambeth council in an amazing row over officer impartiality. The huge row centres on an amendment the popular Conservative councillor made to a Labour motion on Islamophobia due to be debated at the … Continue reading COUNCILLOR BANS HIMSELF FROM COUNCIL MEETINGS IN ‘OFFICER IMPARTIALITY’ ROW – Told: ‘In cases where you disagree with what is being proposed you should vote against’

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COUNCIL’S SOLICITORS UNDER FIRE: (Child Abuse Scandal – Three)

The solicitors acting for Lambeth council in the children's redress scheme came under fire from survivors at last night's cabinet meeting. James described the solicitors as "like the hyenas who creep out to feed on the carcass. "Don't you think we've earned the right to every penny of that £100 million without you trying to … Continue reading COUNCIL’S SOLICITORS UNDER FIRE: (Child Abuse Scandal – Three)

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

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’

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……