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NAYPIC Briefing Note

I know this is difficult to read but if you click on the image you can enlarge the text.

“NAYPIC is increasingly disturbed at the numbers of staff who resign amidst allegations in one home and turn up in another home. We are also concerned at the growing number of ‘Pay Offs'”

Note: The name redacted is from Melanie Klein House.

By Chris Fay & Sarah Sharp, 28th May 1989.



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Former Children’s Minister Margaret Hodge.

Ranking right up there with George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth for misleading titles, former Children’s Minister, Margaret Hodge, a post created for her in 2003 by Tony Blair.

Children’s Minister Margaret Hodge has said sorry to the sex abuse victim she branded “extremely disturbed”.

Mrs Hodge said she would like to “apologise unreservedly” to Demetrious Panton for the description.

She had made the remarks in a letter of complaint to the BBC about an inquiry into a child abuse scandal in London’s Islington where she was council leader.

But Mr Panton said Mrs Hodge should “do the decent thing” and resign. The Conservatives also said she should go

BBC News


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BBC News on White Report into Islington Children’s Homes

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Yewtree: Freddie Starr Rearrested

Once again it looks like publicly naming someone arrested for an historical sexual offence, in this case Freddie Starr, has encouraged other alleged victims to come forward and speak to the police, thus potentially strengthening the case. This comes at a time when it looks like there is a new official policy of not releasing the names of those arrested for fear that their reputations will be irreparably harmed.

How many potential victims might come forward if the first person arrested yesterday by the Operation Pallial team were known ?

Comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested for a second time by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex scandal.

The entertainer, 70, answered bail yesterday and was rearrested over further allegations of sexual offences.

His detention came after he was first arrested in November last year over claims he tried to grope a woman when she was 14.

Scotland Yard said that a man had been ‘further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree’.

The investigation is the national inquiry sparked after allegations of abuse were made against Jimmy Savile.

Daily Mail


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Islington: The White Report (Redacted)

I’d just like to thank Cathy for providing this. It has been redacted but it is still informative and it can sit here as a resource for others.

The White Report

White Report


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NAPAC Stand Up !

Op Greenlight and myself have bought tickets and we’re both looking forward to going.

It’s a fantastic line up and it looks like it’s going to be a great night out.

Not only that, you’ll be laughing as NAPAC walk all the way to the bank!

It’s a great cause and I hope we’ll see you there.


‘Stand up for NAPAC!’ comedy night – Wed 8 May 2013

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is having a comedy night at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on Wednesday 8 May 2013. It promises to be a magnificent night of fun and fundraising for the charity. There’s a great line up of top comedians including Stewart Lee, Mark Thomas, Mark Watson, Isy Suttie, Keith Farnan, comedy duo Ginger & Black and Tiernan Douieb, who will be hosting the evening.

‘Stand up for NAPAC!’ tickets are on sale now via the Bloomsbury Theatre website  costing £25/£20 conc.  Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of NAPAC, said: “This should be a great night. We are a small charity and have been overwhelmed by demand for our services recently. This event will bring in much needed funds. Please come and support us.”


NAPAC’s free Support Line has been extremely busy since the news of Jimmy Savile’s abuse came to public attention. It has given more people the courage to come forward and seek help for abuse they suffered in childhood. ‘Stand Up for NAPAC’ will help us to train more volunteers for our busy Support Line and run more Support Groups for survivors of abuse.


For more information, please call Tiernan Douieb on 07793 406081 or email

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