Posts tagged with  " Wales "

ISA decision making – update

January 7, 2009:

ISA Decision Making (IDM) update The Parliamentary process to introduce ISA Decision Making (IDM) via secondary legislation has been progressing and the date for the start of this transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme has now been fixed. For background, as part of the transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme, the […]

New prison website launched

January 15, 2008:

A new prison website has been launced by Mike Leach. It provides a newspapers called CONVERSE, a forum, and a wealth of useful information. The site (here) is described as the definitive independent web site dedicated to authoritative, balanced, and informed coverage of the penal system of England and Wales – whether your interest in prisons […]

Whose knowledge – whose reality?

June 1, 2005:

I’ve used the past couple of columns to offer a few ideas on the nature of expertise and of professionalism. This month I want to ask a few questions around what knowledge is but to do so in the very specific context of historical abuse in residential child care. Received knowledge would have us believe […]

Child abuse 'witch hunt' group gets council ban

May 16, 2005:

COUNCIL bosses last night defended their decision to cancel a conference organised by a group which casts doubt on North Wales child abuse allegations.The conference, featuring author Richard Webster, was to take place at the council-run Erlas Centre, on the former Bryn Estyn site, in Wrexham,Byrn Estyn was highlighted in the Waterhouse Report as a […]

Stop the Panic {about Paedophiles inflitrating childrens homes} Jean La Fontaine

April 7, 2005:

Jean La Fontaine is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has done fieldwork in Africa and the UK. She has published a book on children’s sexual abuse and the Department of Health funded her research on ritual and organised abuse.From the late 1980s onwards there has been a fear […]

Stop the Panic

Jean La Fontaine is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has done fieldwork in Africa and the UK. She has published a book on children’s sexual abuse and the Department of Health funded her research on ritual and organised abuse.From the late 1980s onwards there has been a fear […]

Government’s proposals on false allegations warmly welcomed by NASUWT – Press release

February 10, 2005:

Feb 10 2005 9:15AMNASUWT has campaigned since the early 90s for increased protection for teachers from false, malicious and exaggerated allegations of abuse.Commenting on NASUWT’s formal response to the DfES consultation on Proposals for Dealing with Allegations against Staff, which closes on 10 February, Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT, the largest union representing teachers […]

Vindication for abuse claimant

January 26, 2005:

I’ve been vindicated – now I’ll sue police Jan 26 2005 By Steve Bagnall, Daily Post A NORTH Wales child abuse victim last night said he plans to sue police after he was cleared of benefits fraud.A jury yesterday found Steven Mes-sham not guilty of five false accounting charges at Chester Crown Court, after a […]

Throw more light on juries, says Falconer

January 22, 2005:

The secrets of the jury room could be laid bare for the first time under proposals unveiled yesterday by the lord chancellor, Lord Falconer. He proposes changing the law to allow research into how jurors in England and Wales reach their decisions, without identifying individual cases. Contempt of court laws currently ban researchers from questioning […]

Messham says "They sorted it all out, but today they deny it"

January 21, 2005:

They sorted it all out, but today they deny it Jan 21 2005, By Matt Withers, Daily Post A CHILD abuse campaigner accused of a £30,000 benefits fraud yesterday insisted he had done nothing wrong.Steven Messham told Warrington Crown Court he had been told he did not have to declare he had up to £40,000 […]

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