Kids Homes, Approved Schools can by police and judges to steal kids from parents for Pedophiles
This is just a fraction of the children's homes in the UK where abuse has taken place.
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Having been in "care", and realised "Nobody needs That much Care" I had spent 22 years carefully boxing up all the demons and putting them in soundproof rooms, behind locked doors in the darkest parts of my mind, then locking the last door and planning on never going near it again. I tried to move on with my life. Not very successfully, but I survived. Eventually found a stable relationship. Wasn't great, but he coped with my temper.
When David Cameron announced in 2012 that he was reopening the investigation into North Wales, my life fell apart. My 9 year relationship broke down over the first few weeks, as did the doors holding back the demons.
To stop the demons, I decided I would do what I have always done when the **** hits the fan - bury my nose in a book.
Welcome to Institutional Child Abuse 101 ;)
The map was created focusing on Greystone Heath as a starting point, although I now realise it should have been Red Barns in 1950's, with Peter's' Howarth and Righton.
Over the last 60 years, paedophiles have been allowed to infiltrate every rung of the ladder needed to facilitate access to children.
From Residential and Field Social Workers right up throughout the ranks of Local Councils, Police, Teachers, Doctors, Politicians and the people behind the scenes, the ones we all know actually run the show, the Civil Service and Policy Advisors.
The 1950's and '60's saw the emergence of a widespread sickening trend within Residential Social Work.
The systematic abuse of children within the commercial and public Children's Homes, Approved Schools and Boarding Schools.
In the 1970's and '80's, the pioneering advisor on Residential Childcare and Social Work was Peter Righton.
Whilst it was always an unvoiced joke in the “Old Boys Club's” that if the Master's didn't have you, the Head Boy certainly wouldn't want to know you, a “jolly good time” at prep school followed by a stint at Eton before “OxBridge” was considered the norm.
According to Professor Joy Schaverien, a leading psychotherapist,
“Children sent away to boarding school can suffer psychological damage akin to being taken into care.
"Boarding School Syndrome" can leave adults struggling to form intimate relationships and unable to communicate emotions after being traumatised by forced separation from friends and family at a young age.
Despite the damage, therapists fail to recognise the significance of boarding school in their patients' problems because such an education is still regarded as a character-forming privilege.”
45 years on and nothing has changed other than the name. Childcare and Safeguarding Policies are still being produced by people under suspicion of crimes against children.
The Government accepting these policies were, for the most part, tutored by or schooled alongside paedophiles, leaving them almost immune to the signs of child exploitation.
The information issued by Authorities on CSE is misleading at best and our children are still at risk.
In 1965 at Greystone Heath, a 21-year-old student teacher named Keith Laverack started work there and embarked on a campaign of buggery and indecent assault. Over the ensuing four years, he raped at least 16 boys, three of whom he shared with his colleague;
Brian Percival, the clerk and storeman at the home. Once these two men had established sexual rights over the boys at Greystone, other abusers joined the staff;
Alan Langshaw, who raped at least 24 boys;
Dennis Grain who raped at least 18, joined Greystone Heath from Danesford children's home in Congleton, where he had already opened the door to three others, John Clarke, Joseph Smith and Brian Hudson;
Roy Shuttleworth who raped at least ten;
Jack Bennett who indecently assaulted two;
Steve Norris who assaulted an unknown number.
The Greystone abusers then fanned out.
Grain and Shuttleworth were both promoted to other homes in the Warrington area.
Terence Hoskin went on to become headteacher of St Aiden’s Community Home in Widnes, where he liked to thrash naked boys with a cane, which he then pushed into their backsides, while his housemaster, Colin Dick, indecently assaulted those who caught his eye.
Following a complaint, Dick was accused of indecent assault, but was acquitted.
Hoskin moved on to become President of NCH – Action for Children by 1980. Hoskin later wrote a reference for Colin Dick effectively stating he was no risk to children and a suitable candidate for the position of Residential Social Worker at a home in Manchester;
In 1981, both Grain and Hoskin were back working together at homes operated by the Hesley Group Limited, in Doncaster before Grain then moved on to Eton College;
Steve Norris went to North Wales where he met up with Peter Howarth.
Howarth had started out in Kent before moving on to Axwell Park. He was then recruited by Graville Arnold and moved to Bersham Hall in Wrexham. Norris and Howarth both went on to Bryn Estyn and met up with Gary Cooke.
Following a conviction for abusing boys in Bryn Estyn, Gary Cooke was then employed by Bryn Alyn Community, where he first worked at Marton's Camp and then Cotsbrook Hall in Shropshire. He later took position at a Probation Service run Youth Hostel.
Keith Laverack went to childrens’ homes in Cambridgeshire, where he worked with numerous colleagues, four of whom are now also suspected of abusing children. He eventually moved on to run the Guardian Ad Litem panel in Cambridgeshire. This job not only introduced him to the most vulnerable children in the area but also gave him access to files on abused children all over the country.
Alan Langshaw became Principal of St Vincent’s Catholic boys’ home in Formby where he recruited a care worker named Edward Stanton.
Alan Langshaw was jailed for 10 years in 1994 for 30 counts of serious sexual assaults and indecent assaults against boys aged under 16 at childrens homes in Cheshire and Liverpool. However when the first accusations were made around 1986 Edwina Currie, the Minister responsible for the child care system, was asked to intervene. She stood by Langshaw.
Langshaw went on to spend another eight years working and abusing children.
This is not the first or last time Edwina Currie has shown such poor judgement in people. When asked about her choice to hand Savile the keys to Broadmoor she insisted that;
' If this meant we could break the strike and help the patients,
then the ends justified the means.'
When asked about Savile's abuse of the mentally ill inmates she replied;
' If I'd have known, I would have said
" Jimmy give me the keys," and it would have stopped.'
Edwina Currie was very open when she admitted she knew Morrison had sex with 16-year-old boys when the age of consent was 21 and that he had been protected by a ‘culture of sniggering’. In her diaries, she called him ‘a noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys.
“Peter Morrison has become the PM’s PPS. New he’s what they call ‘a noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys; he admitted as much to Norman Tebbit when he became deputy chairman of the party, but added, ‘However, I’m very discrete’ – and he must be!.”
She also went on to give Jimmy Savile the keys to Broadmoor, an unqualified paedophile, DJ and hospital porter, friend of one of the hospitals most notorious inmates, Peter Sutcliffe.
Norman Tebbit had little choice in admitting openly, he was aware of Morrison's involvement with young boys as early as a decade before it became public knowledge.
Stanton appears to have got the job at St Vincent's through Roy Shuttleworth, who was continuing to abuse the boys at Greystone and who is believed to have known Stanton from their time in Birmingham when they took the same course in residential child care.
That course was lectured by Peter Righton, a notorious paedophile who attempted to legitimise his obsession in a series of academic studies.
Righton, for his part, belonged to the Paedophile Information Exchange, which wanted the age of consent lowered to four; along with Jack Bennett. He had also worked in the same children's home in Maidstone, Kent as Peter Howarth.
A child care expert and children’s home consultant, Righton published essays justifying paedophilia, which he called no more mysterious than “a penchant for redheads”.
Rod Ryall, the former Director of Calderdale Social Services, convicted in 1988, is also thought to have taken the Childcare Course along with Malcolm Phillips, convicted in 2001 under Operation Screen for abuse spanning decades at Skircoat Lodge, Halifax.
Ryall, who sat on several committee's with Righton, began his career at Newton Aycliffe before moving on to Tennal Assessment Centre in Birmingham.
When he was appointed Director of Social Services he had already been accused of crimes against children twice.
It is thought, when arrested, he was found in the private flat attached to Skircoat Lodge Assessment Centre, operated by Malcolm Phillips.
As head of the Assessment Centre, MalcolmPhillips had the final say in which placements were used if a child was to be sent to another Borough. Under his regime of tyranny, it is believed that “difficult” children were sent, by Social Services, to five currently identified external Borough units;
Newton Aycliffe (secure);
St Williams, Market Weighton (boys only);
Bryn Estyn (secure; until its closure in the 1980's);
Bryn Alyn Community (only sent girls although it accepted both);
Macclesfield Young Persons Unit (part of Parkside Mental Hospital; closed in 1992-4)
No known complaints were ever filed about abuse at this facility, run by Dr Peter Wells.
However, during a telephone conversation early 2014, conversation turned to the closing of the Young People's Unit. He distinctly recalled making several car journeys to the main nuthouse to deposit boxes of files within the catacombs. He remembers stacking the boxes in a room and then locking a door before leaving.
Three years later when Parkside closed, only one box related to the Y.P.U was passed to Cheshire archives.
Every year, two "gals" from Duncroft were taken on camping trips to Brancaster, Norfolk, via an overnight stay at Professor Bell's house in Cambridge (linked to his employ within the University).
The following day, a brief stop in Kings Lynn and onward to meet up with other girls from a variety of institutes across the UK.
The camp setup was based on the Guides model
B smacked G around head with pan for "not washing up properly."
received restricted duties for several weeks.
Brancaster Camp, Norfolk
Miss "Minty" Minton
Mr Rowe (gardener)
The Proms, 1965
Hostel rules stated "No girl to leave premises unescorted by a Male"
This led to the rape and impregnation of 1 girl, and subsequent trapped marriage and further children produced before she escaped him.
unfortunately, the children remained with their father, who then went on to subject 3 of them to abuse.
Frances (Franny) no last name available.
Cite: Witness statement.
Bryn Alyn Community
Opened in the 1960's, Bryn Alyn Community housed "difficult" children from 42 local authorities.
The fees were all negotiated through Wirral Council. During the process, Wirral failed to actually inspect and assess the facilities, staff or setup.
Fully funded by Kenneth Henry White, the Company quickly expanded.
Despite all properties flagged for seizure of assets, Kenneth John White still owns Bryn Alyn Hall.
For thirteen years he ran a nursery on the property, following its closure as a children's home.
In 2013 the final files still in existence from Bryn Alyn Community were all burned.
Fire is a common theme with the private-owned children's community.
In 1992, Adrian Johns died in a fire in Brighton. That property was owned by Nicholas van Hoogstraten.
Van Hoogstraten is known for his business empire as well as his controversial life story: in 1968, he was convicted and sent to prison for paying a gang to attack a business associate. In 2002, he was sentenced to 10 years for the manslaughter of a business rival; the verdict was overturned on appeal and he was subsequently released, but in 2005 he was ordered to pay the victim's family £6 million in a civil case. He has been estimated to be worth £500 million, although he claims his assets in the UK have all been placed in the names of his children.
In 1995 most of the children's records being transported from the Inquiry team to the Courts were destroyed in a Pickfords furniture packing and shipping warehouse in Chester.
The warehouse itself has been subject of three fires in recent years.
It is still owned and operated by Pickfords.
When John Allen was finally paid off in the 1990's, prior to his arrest, his settlement from White senior was valued at over £500,000 pounds.
His personal loans and business loans (provided by White senior) were wiped out (£210,000)
Company Car released (£10,000)
Company interest in a Brighton property, villa in Bordeaux, yacht #2 (£200,000)
Gloucestershire cottage (£80,000)
£36,000 in return for all shares in the Companies.
The company purchased numerous properties over the 30 years it was in operation;
Bryn Alyn Hall
Pentre Saeson Hall
A property in Trevor Street, Hightown, Wrexham
A property in Poyser Street, Hightown, Wrexham
A property in Errdig Road, Hightown, Wrexham
A property in Queens Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham
Marton's Camp, Shropshire
Cotsbrook Hall, Shropshire
34 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London
Villa in Bordeaux
A cottage in Gloucestershire
A yacht. John Allen also personally bought a part share in a second yacht with Dr Kedney
Interests in several properties in Brighton connected to Nicholas van Hoogstraten
70's - Bryn Alyn Community established, with ken white sr as financial and david evans as secretarty
70's - dr kedney and dr roberts are attached to the Community from their local practise in wrexham (just round corner from trevor street)
80's - ken white and david evans accused of physical and indecent assault respectively. both take non-residential care positions to avoid investigation. - fact as stated by Waterhouse.
80's - lynn williams accused of sexual impropriety with a resident of another children's home.
80's / 90's - stephen elliot and ken white jr make directors.
90's - police investigation starts in june 91
90's - medical records start to vanish for residents
90-91 - lynn williams pressures 4 girls at Gatewen Hall to have abortions and fails with 5th girl, before mutually agreed resignation.
91 - paul eccles replaced lynn williams as deputy of gatewen hall
91 - paul eccles spends several months actively pursuing, with the aid of Wrexham Social Services, the removal of newborn child from the 5th girl, leading to verbal complaint to Social Services in Wrexham for unfounded harassment of a new, young mother. by October '91 Social Services dropped the case.
91 - ken white replaced paul eccles as deputy of gatewen hall - back to residential care!
95 - John Allen signs over Co. and shares and BA to ken white sr for money, car, house and villa
95 - kedney keeps the yatch
95 - pentre saeson reverts to ken white sr in lieu of pension
96 - pentre saeson became prospects for young people - mentally ill children 8-21 -under stephen elliot (after bersham hall)
97 - Bryn Alyn Hall finally closed
97 - ken white junior inherited the lot when ken white senior died.
97 - prospects opened a home in chester run by ken white jr
97 - oasis care ltd is set up by david evans and ken white - social work with residential. mentally disabled 8-21 yr old, and elderly.
98 - ken white and david evans open a nursery on BA land
2012 - nursery closes.
ken white lived, with his wife, in bryn alyn hall, which is registered as an Hotel under Alyn Lodge ltd - hotels and other accomodation, until late 2013.
there are a total of 9 companies registered at alyn lodge, ponte y capel lane, gresford, as well as several more offsite.
david evans is a registered director of 14 actively trading companies at thee moment, half of which are registered at the Hall
ken white jr is a director of 8 companies - 7 trading at the moment. all registered at the Hall
circumstance? or dodgy?
prospects school which is in pentre saeson offers mechanics on the curriculem - david evans owns legacy service station (rhos) ltd - maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.
they also offer horse riding - ken white has 10 - 15 horses on the 50 acres attached to bryn alyn.
dodgy as hell!
prospects house the children across wrexham in 10 houses, a total of 27 beds.
so thats 2-3 kids per house. that to me sounds like unvetted foster parents.
I went back to Bryn Alyn Hall on Saturday 20th April and saw a single storey building in the process of being renovated.
My recollection of this building is that it contained the woodwork room and another couple of classrooms.
As we walked around the outside of the building, I could see paperwork in the windows, both loose sheets and files/folders.
The building looked as though it had been out of use since Bryn Alyn shut in 1997.
As we walked further across the driveway and round towards what is signposted as "Alyn Lodge" I noticed a distinct lack of horse.
What had been 10-15 horses in November was down to a meager 2, despite the warm weather.
Further round towards the footpath down to Wilderness, I noticed a lot of fencing was being replaced and a huge bonfire had been built, burned and was again in construction, as wheelbarrows of rubble and paperwork from the building were being dragged across the drainage ditches.
Update 16th November 2013:
Following a visit to Bryn Alyn by another victim, there are no longer any horses on the property.
John Allen had links with Michael John Carroll in Lambeth. The two friends maintained regular contact and in 1991, after it was no longer possible for Carroll to work with children, he bought The Hand Hotel in Chirk, just outside Wrexham, for £725,000.