Our ref: Op Outreach
Dear Former Duncroft pupils
I apologise that this letter has not appeared on this forum until now.
“Anna Raccoon” has kindly agreed to allow us to post this letter on her site.
I am posting this letter on the forum on behalf of Surrey Police and Barnardo’s as we are trying to trace all pupils who were at Duncroft School for Girls, Staines in the 1970’s.
Surrey Police and Barnardo’s are working together in order to find out what happened at Duncroft during the 1970’s and to offer support to any former pupil who might have been a victim or witness to abuse. Surrey Police are continuing to investigate this period when Jimmy Savile was visiting to establish as complete a picture as possible.
If you are a former pupil I would like to give you the opportunity to make contact with the Police or Barnardo’s and describe your experiences there. It is important to stress that it is not the intention of the police or Barnardo’s to cause you any distress by making contact. Please be assured that the welfare of victims is the primary concern of both Surrey Police and Barnardo’s. This is a search for the truth and you will be believed.
If you feel that you have some information that you wish to tell police please contact us on any of the below methods:-
By email:- email@example.com
We request that you provide your name at the time you attended Duncroft, together with any name you may be using now. Your date of birth and current contact details are also required. This will assist us in dealing with any information we receive.
Alternatively, you may wish to contact Barnardo’s. Making Connections is the part of Barnardo’s which manages the archive of personal child care records, and provides a comprehensive access to records service to all adults who were formally in the care of, or adopted through the organisation. Barnardo’s takes all allegations of abuse very seriously and the Making Connections team will provide you with support following any disclosure of abuse.
Barnardo’s Making Connections team can be contacted on 0208 498 7536; firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Making Connections, Barnardo’s Head Office, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG.
Support is available for those who suffered abuse whilst a child and in care and we would encourage you to contact the below agencies if you feel this support would be beneficial to you.
NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children):-
0808 800 5000
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood):-
0800 085 3330 – from landline or Virgin, Orange or 3 Mobile
0808 801 0331 from O2, Vodafone and T Mobile
Deputy Senior Investigating Officer, Surrey Police