“Finlayson-Newman Report”: Listen – Take Seriously What They Say (1993) Lothian

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City of Edinburgh Council have released the “Finlayson-Newman Report”:
Listen – Take Seriously What They Say (1993)  authored by Alan F Finlayson and Alison J Newman [1] prepared for John Chant, the Director of Social Work, Lothian Region. This was in response to a Freedom of Information Request [2].

The report was originally published in September 1993. It was in response to comments by Lord Caplan at the close of the trial of William Hogarth in July 1992. Hogarth was a residential care worker of the Social Work Department and was found guilty of 6 charges of assault over 7 homes and 3 childrens homes.

A review of present and planned arrangements for responding to complaints from young people in care with recommendations for further action.

The council also say that “Within the text there is regular reference made to “Shrubhill”. This is in fact Shrubhill House which was…

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