cathy fox Le6] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 2 – Introduction to Leeways

[Le6] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 2 – Introduction to Leeways

by cathy fox blog on Child Abuse

Lewisham Council have been and still are delaying and obstructing legitimate Freedom of Information requests and consequently covering up child sexual abuse.

It is a criminal offence under the FOI Act to “alter, block, destroy or conceal information”. I believe that individuals in Lewisham Council are guilty at the least of blocking and concealing information, and so it may be that some individuals have to be reported for this offence.

I have now instigated a Stage 1 complaint against Janet Senior the person supposed to have carried out a Stage 1 Complaint Investigation into the Monitoring Officer of Lewisham Council, Kath Nicholson.

Janet Seniors Complaint Investigation into Kath Nicholson was so incompetent that it actually carried out a complaint into 3 people, although she has now admitted that she did this erroneously and that no complaint had been made against the other two. The investigation was a whitewash.

Kath Nicholson was working for Lewisham back in the 1980’s when the investigation into the failure of child care at Leeways report was being carried out by Elizabeth Lawson. So she is likely to know what secrets have been buried. Is this why she failed to carry out her duties as Monitoring Officer into the failings of Lewisham Council to answer my FOI requests into child sexual abuse? Perhaps its time for a change so that Lewisham Council can come clean.

Elizabeth Lawson was the lawyer who wrote the Leeways Report, into the failings of the child care system at Leeways Childrens Home which allowed child abuse Ronald Cooper to become manager and abuse children. Remarkably she was at the time the “go to” lawyer for Lewisham Council Child Protection. So the Leeways Report can hardly be said to be independent. Lewisham Council just paid their usual child care lawyer to do the investigation into what went wrong in child care at Leeways.

Only a small part of the child sexual abuse in Lewisham has come out at present. For documents now in the public domain see [Le4] Summary of Information on Lewishams Child Sexual Abuse Documents [5] and  [Le5] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 1 [6]

Lewisham Council has proved by its actions, that it wishes to cover up the child sexual abuse. Please could more whistleblowers and survivors come forward and tell their story – anonymously if you wish. I know that there are scared people who witnessed what went on in Lewisham. Those people who in the past have contacted me, please do so again.

I am thankful that there are kindhearted souls out there who care about children being sexually abused and wish the truth to come out about it.

Here are some more documents which help give the background on Leeways.

Whistleblower Documents 2 – Introduction to Leeways


Any more documents gratefully received

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma  [J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]




[1] Operation Greenlight Lewisham

[2] 2017 Jul 7 Cathy Fox blog [Le3] Lewisham Chief Executives Report

[3] 2017 Jun 21 cathy fox blog [Le2] Lewisham Council Obstruction of FOI Request

[4] 2017 Jun 19 Cathy Fox Blog  [Le1] News Articles on Leeways Childrens Home

[5] 2017 Jul 11 cathy fox blog [Le4] Summary of Information on Lewishams Child Sexual Abuse Documents

[6] 2017 Jul 17 cathy fox blog [Le5] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 1

[7] Operation Greenlight


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