Archive | February 2017

Britain’s new top cop is no stranger to the destruction of compromising files



Newly-appointed Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick oversaw the investigation into files leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian. She also authorised the arrest of David Miranda, who was travelling via Heathrow to Brazil, carrying hardware the British authorities assumed included Snowden’s files. And Dick took charge of the operation that saw the unlawful killing of Charles de Menezes. De Menezes was a Brazilian living in London, who was mistakenly identified as a terrorist. On Saturday 20 July 2013, officials from GCHQ attended the offices of The Guardian. Their mission was to oversee the destruction of a computer that included files leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. But the entire episode was a farce, as journalists elsewhere held copies of the files.

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Injunction in #UK stops lesbian story about Sturgeon??

Scottish Limitation Abolition Bill

BLM Abuse News blog

Having received 15 written responses to its call for evidence on the Bill to abolish limitation in cases of childhood abuse, the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament will hear its first oral evidence on the Bill when it meets tomorrow (Tuesday 21 February 2017).

That evidence is scheduled to be given on behalf of: APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers); FBGAQH (Former Boys and Girls Abused in Quarriers Homes); Rape Crisis Scotland; Victim Support Scotland; ABI (Association of British Insurers) and FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers).

Written by Frank Hughes and Siobhan Kelly, partners, Glasgow

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Loretto School


Linkfield Road MusselburghEast Lothian  EH21 7RE  MAP



Founded in 1827, Loretto is an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 0 to 18. The campus occupies 85 acres (34 ha) in Musselburgh, East Lothian.[1] It has approximately 600 pupils.

Twelve-year-old Don Boyd, smart in his Loretto Junior School uniform of blue serge shorts, open-necked shirt and long red stockings, was about to undergo a particularly “special”, secret lesson as he crept towards North Esk Lodge

This would be a private lesson, the first of many. Just the young boy and his charismatic, popular and – although the schoolboy didn’t realise it at the time – predatory, paedophile French teacher

It was a lesson in life that pioneering 19th century headmaster Dr Hely Hutchinson Almond – whose “mind, body and spirit” values are at the heart…

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Ashton Kutcher’s organisation identifies 2,000 child victims of trafficking in 6 months


Tearful Ashton Kutcher breaks down during heartbreaking speech about child sex abuse

A tearful Ashton Kutcher broke down during a heartbreaking and emotional speech about bringing an end to child sexual exploitation.

The actor and proud parent –who has children Wyatt and Dimitri with wife Mila Kunisdidn’t try to hide his frustration as he opened up about the efforts his Thorn foundation goes to fight human trafficking, and why it’s such a vital cause. 

“My other day job is that of the father of two- a two month old and a two year old,” he told the senate on Wednesday in a plea to US lawmakers.


“As part of that job that I take very seriously, I believe it is my effort to defend their right to pursue happiness, and to ensure a society and government that defends it as well. But the right to pursue happiness for…

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List 2 – Social Services Inspectorate Deposited Papers House of Commons Library


cathy fox blog on child abuse

In 2016 I posted this SSI, SSI/Audit Commission, CSCI and NCSC Reports in House of Commons Library [1] which was a list of all the SSI Reports held in the House of Commons Library.

I never got round to posting a two more lists, the exact difference of which  escapes me, and the titles of which may not now be the exact.

2016 Feb 23 Cathy Fox Blog [List 1] [1] SSI, SSI/Audit Commission, CSCI and NCSC Reports in House of Commons Library{List 1 }

2017 Feb 12 Cathy Fox Blog [2]List 2 – Social Services Inspectorate Deposited Papers House of Commons Library

2017 Feb 12 Cathy Fox Blog [3] List 3- Social Services Inspectorate Reports held by the House of Commons (plus deposited)

I publish two today in separate posts, one after this information:

A report may enter the House of Commons Library in one of two ways, as…

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Nuns set to face trial over alleged abuse at approved school in 1970s

TWO nuns accused of abusing girls in their care at an approved school are to stand trial

The Court of Appeal has overturned a sheriff’s ruling that the case had taken too long to come to court and should not proceed. 

Nuns Anne Kenny, 77, and Agnes Reville, 75, claimed a trial would breach their human rights because documents had been lost and witnesses had died.

The pair, who now both live in the north of England, are charged with a string of offences at Dalbeth Approved School in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, in the 1970s.

They will stand trial at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Kenny is accused of assaults against two girls, detaining one against her will and forcing her to drink medication. 

Reville is accused of a series…

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