With the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to head the overarching independent ‘Hillsborough’ style Inquiry into historical child abuse allegations, and much being made of her previous chairmanship of the Cleveland Inquiry into child abuse scandal during the late 1980s, it seemed like a good opportunity to post up Tim Tate’s excellent and informative film, ‘Cleveland- Unspeakable Truths’ which I highly recommend readers of this blog watch.
I’m also very grateful to Tim, who produced and directed the film, for the comment below in relation to the Cleveland Inquiry chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss, and allowing me to reproduce it here.
“When Elizabeth Butler-Sloss headed the Cleveland Enquiry she allowed Whitehall to set a remit which excluded the key question: how many of the 121 children had been abused. To that extent the Enquiry (which cost £5 million) was somewhat pointless. It also – and rather strangely – took evidence from an advocate of paedophilia – Ralph Underwager – without his views being made clear or challenged. I hope that her new – and very much needed – enquiry is not hamstrung with a narrowly-drawn remit. And whilst I hope that it takes evidence from the widest possible pool of witnesses, if paedophile rights advocates are to have their say they should do so in the full light of understanding about their views and their criminal records (if any).” – Tim Tate
6 responses to “‘Cleveland- Unspeakable Truths’: Film And Comment From The Filmmaker.”
In a case as big and controversial as this one was, WHO’S decision was it to destroy all records? It was obvious future generations would want to reassess the evidence and the cover ups, If documents on the history of England were destroyed because someone disagreed with them we wouldn’t have our Magna Carta.
some important comments here which will need to be collated and passed to Inquiry The historical situation I North I general particularly at Newcastle and Sunderland will merit close attention
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I have had difficulty getting the Inquiry released under FOI, and the police are very reticent to release anything about Operation Rose, will update this blog with references but as i have not been able to blog recently I reblog the needleblogs post on the Unspeakable Truths
Hope you get the JUSTICE you surely Deserve. SCUM that infest Childrens Homes Now and back then and without consequence They WILL GET WHAT THEY SURELY DESERVE THINGS WILL CHANGE……..
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#THIS IS HORENDOUS! BEHAVIOUR BY THE ORGANISATION’S WE TRUST TO DELIVER JUSTICE,INSTEAD THEY COVERED UP! THE REASON BEING IT WOULD HAVE STARTED AN AVALANCHE OF COMPLAINT’S,IT’S THIS STALLING TACTIC THAT GAVE THE GOVERNMENT THE TIME TO CLEAR UP IT;S HORENDOUS HISTORY REGARDING CHILD ABUSE,THE SYSTEM NEW THE DAY WOULD COME WHEN THE PEOPLE COME KNOCKING ON THE DOOR REGARDING CHILD ABUSE? HENCE THE MISSING 114 FILE’S RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE WITHIN WESTMINISTER, 1000’S OF VITAL DOCUMENT’S RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE WITHIN THE MANCHESTER SOCIAL SERVICE’S D8ING BACK TO THE 50’S WHERE SHREDED IN MANCHESTER TOWN HALL UNDER #GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE?
AFTER BEING ABUSED IN WOOLTON VALE ASSESMENT CENTRE, IWAS MOVED TO A CHILDREN’S HOME IN NORTH WALE’S CALLED DOLRHYD,WICH IS IN A VILAGE CALLED DOLGELLAU! I HAVE NEVER DISCLOSED THI INFORMATION BEFORE! DURING THE JOURNEY TO DOLRHYD I TOLD ANN BOLDERSON THAT I WAS GLAD THAT I WAS LEAVING WOOLTON VALE AS I WAS SCARED OF THAT PLACE I WAS ONLY 11,SHE REPLIED THAT’S WHY YOUR GOING TO THIS NEW HOME,I ALSO WROTE ANN BOLDERSON WHO WAS MY SOCIAL WORKER A NUMBER OF LETTER’S REGARDING THE PHYSICAL & PYSCOLOGICAL ABUSE @DOLRHYD, NO REPLY! I WAS LEFT IN DOLRHYD LIKE AN UMBERELLA IN A LOST PROPERTY OFFICE IN A RAILWAY STATION,BECAUSE I RECEIVED NO LETTER’S FROM HOME,THE ABUSE CONTINUED I WAS POWERLESS,I HAD NO 1 TO LOOK OUT FOR ME,PAUL HETT HIGHLIGHT’S THIS IN MY REPORT’S!
THE SYSTEM NEW I HAD NO FAMILY SUPPORT WHEN I LEFT CARE,THE SYSTEM CONTINUED TO CRUCIFY ME UP UNTIL THE PRESENT DAY,I HAVE BEEN DRAGGED THROUGH HELL BY MERSEYSIDE POLICE,WHEN YOU READ WHAT MERSESNIDE POLICE HAVE DONE TO ME?
UPON LEAVING DOLRHYD I ATENDED BROME TERRACE ON A NUMBER OF OCASSION’S SEEKING HELP,ON ONE OCASSION MY SHOE’S WERE FULL OF HOLE’S,I WAS A NEGLECTED,ABUSED CHILD,THEY WERNT INTRESTED,I HAD INFORMED SOCIAL SERVICE’S @BROME TERRACE ON 1 OCCASION THAT I WAS ABUSED IN WOOTON VALE ASSESMENT CENTRE & DOLRHYD! AFTER THIS DISCLOSURE,I RECEIVED SHORT SHRIFT,AS NEARLY EVERY TIME I WENT IN TO SEE ANN BOLDERSON I WAS INFORMED SHE WASN’T AVAILABLE? I WALKED AROUND THE PARK FACING BROME TERRACE CRYING,I WOULD OFTEN SIT AGAINST THE WALL BEHIND THE BUSHE’S WHERE NO ONE COULD SEE ME,IT WAS HORENDOUS,JUST TYPING THIS KNOW IS CAUSING ME GREAT DISTRESS.
I HATE THIS SYSTEM SO MUCH IT HURT’S?
DURING THE PERIOD WHEN I WAS ABUSED,I WAS DRUGGED OUT OF MY HEAD WITH THE MEDICATION THEY WOULD FORCE DOWN MY THROAT,IT MAKE’S ME SICK I DON’T WANT IT,YOUVE GOT TO TAKE IT,PRIOR TO GOING TO WOOLTON VALE I HAD VERY SERIOUS EPILEPSY,I NEARLY DIED ON AT LEAST FOUR OCCASION.S PRIOR TO BEING PUT IN MENLOVE,MY MUM & FAMILY HARDLY EVER COM TO SEE ME,I WAS A SICK VULNERABLE CHILD IN A PRISON WITH BAR’S ON THE WINDOW’S?
I HAVE MADE SEVRAL STATEMENT’S REGARDING THE HORENDOUS ABUSE THAT OCCURED @WOOLTON VALE ASSESMENT CENTRE & DOLRHYD,TO NO AVAIL,I 1ST REPORTED BEING ABUSED SOME 39 YEAR’S AGO WHEN I WAS “11”/16//33/48 YEAR’S OF AGE RESPECTIVLEY,CLEARLY SOMETHINK WRONG HERE?