Saturday, 28 November 2015

Dangerous networks

The BBC produced an `Inside Story` documentary `The Secret Life of a Paedophile` in 1994.

Peter Righton, once a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), had become Director of Education at the National Institute for Social Work and had secured positions at the Home Office as an expert in major government reports. In some journals he was able to put across his view that adult and child sexual relationships were not necessarily harmful.
From Spotlight:
"This network was systematically abusing children in care homes and schools across the UK for several decades. The original police investigation in the early 1990s was shut down and the matter has been covered up for 20 years."
"Peter Righton was protected by other paedophiles including `a former senior government minister`, and as a result he was never jailed for his long career of sexually abusing children. "
"Righton on headed NISW paper wrote to the Department of Education claiming he was a counsellor of convicted paedophiles ( in reality they were his close knit PIE friends ) and that he had counselled Napier to the point he was no longer a risk to children and could return to teaching."
"He added in his letter to the D of Ed that to be doubly certain he ( Righton ) had sought a second opinion from a well known child psychiatrist who concurred with his expert opinion."
"The psychiatrist in question was Dr Morris Fraser, another convicted paedophile and PIE member who wrote a supporting report on Great Ormond St headed note paper. This allowed Napier to embark on a new teaching career abroad employed by the British Council..."
"He was able ( by his own admission in a number of letters to Righton over many years ) to abuse countless number of boys in Sweden and the late 70s through the 80s until 1992 when the arrest of Righton and the discovery of these letters led to his ( Napiers) immediate dismissal..."
"Many questions remain unanswered including who were Napiers referees for his employment with the British Council."

Data sharing

It is as well to remember cases like this.

Encouraging data sharing about children across health, social work, education, police, voluntary services and the other 120 databases in Scotland, is not a brilliant idea. It`s a paedophile`s dream.

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