Tuesday 16 August 2016

Islington and the Child Abuse Inquiry

Dr Liz Davies, social worker and whistleblower, writes about the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

"So what about Islington Survivors Network applying to become contributors to an IICSA Investigation? Goddard chose to progress initially just 13 investigations and the remit is very narrow aiming to draw conclusions on institutional failings and identify practical recommendations for change. There has never been a comprehensive child protection investigation into the allegations of organised and institutional abuse in Islington."

"One of the key criteria for selection of a case for IICSA was that the allegations should appear to be practically capable of detailed examination through oral and written evidence. I could not see how Islington would fit this criteria because investigation would take any statutory investigative team weeks and months. IICSA stated that each hearing would last about 6 weeks. I could not imagine how Islington could be addressed in this short time or even what use it would be without a proper investigation having already taken place. It seemed to me early on in the Inquiry that organised and institutional abuse could not be appropriately addressed within the framework outlined by the Inquiry Panel. There was the added difficulty that Crown Dependencies such as Jersey were not to be included in the Inquiry and yet Islington children were sent on holiday to the Jersey home Haut de la Garenne and this needed to be addressed."

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Recall John, the police whistleblower, also mentioned that children were being `worked` in Islington.

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