Lambeth Reports Organised Child Sexual Abuse

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It would be a mistake to think that this kind of child sexual abuse organised by council staff is unique to Lambeth. There are indications that staff in other local authorities were complicit in child sexual abuse and exploitation in a similar organised manner.

The dismissal of implicated staff for non-related reasons like breaching ‘the council’s equal opportunities policy’ is just one way councils have covered up child abuse in the past. Michael John Carroll, former officer in charge of Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth was dismissed for ‘financial irregularities’ before going on to abuse boys in another home in Merseyside.

Clearly the need for mandatory reporting is obvious.

Also don’t let’s forget that a former Labour minister in Tony Blair’s government who is now a member of the House of Lords is also implicated in child sexual abuse of boys in Lambeth.

Details of an internal investigation documenting allegations of sexual assaults and abuse carried out by officers within Lambeth council in the 1990s have been revealed. They include:

:: There were two sites on Lambeth council property used to carry out sexual assaults. They were used for this purpose “on many occasions over the years”.

:: Two private removal firms were “frequently” on site, and were believed to have removed evidence of equipment used during sexual assaults, and washed the area down. One firm had keys to all internal lockers, including a cabinet where evidence in a criminal case was kept and later went missing.

:: Items handed to police following the rape of a female member of staff by a colleague on council premises included a semen-stained blanket, soiled tissues, cassettes and a penknife.

:: Bulic Forsythe, a manager in the housing department, told colleagues he was going to “spill the beans” after a visit to one of these sites.

He clashed with an individual who held a senior position and is named in the report as the head of the ring involved in abuse, and then moved from the housing department to social services.

Whilst in social services Bulic told another colleague he believed the individual in housing could still ‘get to him’. After his death in 1993, colleagues reported that a report he had compiled went missing from his office.

:: Three male employees, including one in a senior position, were suspended from their jobs in the housing department as a result of the internal investigation.

Despite the findings of rape and sexual assault, and possessing indecent images of children, they were suspended on grounds of a ‘breach of the council’s equal opportunities policy’.

:: The report recommends a criminal investigation into the allegations of rape, child rape and images of abuse. The Metropolitan Police has confirmed no investigation was ever undertaken at the time.

Sky News

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36 responses to “Lambeth Reports Organised Child Sexual Abuse

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  2. Terry B

    Are we talking about [edit] here

    [gojam edit: No someone else]

  3. There is that Merseyside Norwood and Brixton thing again

  4. Terry B

    Is there a current police investigation into what went on in Lambeth? Is this ever likely so see prosecutions and names named?

    • The lambeth police cell case was covered up because it was regarded as in ” internal disciplinary matter ” all documents about it were destroyed

      • Terry B

        This person has been named and allegations made so surely there should be some police action or am I being naïve?

      • @Terry B I gather it was connected to the same angel road and Merseyside guy
        Story goes he made a lot of money from the police cell.abuse. Enough to buy a hotel in Wrexham.

        From what I gather documents on police cell case were destroyed and internal matter which means if it’s being looked at then someone isn’t being honest

      • Terry B

        @Bobchewie, I assume you’re talking about Michael John Carroll, convicted paedophile who’s name and photo have been all over the news so I don’t follow the crypticness.

        Regarding Lambeth and the Labour peer the only name I’ve found isn’t one that I’ve seen come up on even the more tin foil hat sites. I know I can’t name names so I’l say that his wife was in charge of Lambeth council

      • @Terry B no cryptic intent I couldn’t remember his full name clearly at time of post but I knew who I meant
        When he came out of prison he had a lot of money made from the police cell abuse and my understanding is that he bought a hotel in Wrexham ‘ the hand ‘

        There is,odd parallel to this also about Merseyside and Brixton involving greystone heath school a scout guy and group and the telegraph guy

      • Terry B

        @ Bobchewie I know some names can’t be named (or won’t get let through) so I wondered if you had a reason not say the name.

        To be honest some of it confuses the hell out of me as I’m not as clued up on the situation as others so when it gets cryptic with names being left out but clues given I get lost.

      • @Terry B as I explained I could not at the time remember Carroll name.

        With regard to the scout thing and Merseyside and Brixton situation
        Gojam even referenced the person a short while ago ” bloated sub editor at telegraph from savernake house hackney ”
        He wrote for capital gay publication who were at the time supporting the Kaisirs

        He was also a guest at EGH

        PIE had a connection to Hackney too

      • @Gojam just recently I was accused by a blogger of just bandying around some names to get attention and that by doing so could scupper any future investigation and what I was doing was irresponsible Also they added that most of these allegations turn out to be false.
        Very odd response o thought from a person who gives impression of being anti establishment

        Anyway where does one stand if we come across certain things which look interesting with regard to possible suspects and knowledge of them and locations and associates ?

        As Terry B points out do we have to carry on being cryptic and that causing some degree of confusion

        Or are we in a publish and be damned situation
        Or should we redact stuff in posts?

  5. tdf

    there are two (at least) that fit the following:

    (1) Formerly Minister in one or more Blair governments
    (2) Formerly had a role with Lambeth Council
    (3) Currently a peer in the House of Lords

  6. chrisb

    Is this ‘report’ publicly available? Or is this article a warning shot across Labour’s bows advising them to keep child abuse out of the election?

  7. artmanjosephgrech

    tiny correction point but a civil servant is someone employed by the Civil Service which covers government departments while those employed directly by local authorities and other public funded bodies are public paid officers or in local government local government officers There are different recruitment processes and conditions of service

    The Civil Service Code sets out our core values and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants:
    •integrity – putting the obligations of public service above personal interests
    •honesty – being truthful and open
    •objectivity – basing advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence
    •impartiality – acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving governments of different political parties equally well

    Pay and reward

    There are two distinctive features about the way people are paid in the Civil Service.
    •Civil Service organisations have responsibility for their own pay, grading and performance management arrangements for staff (except the Senior Civil Service (SCS)).
    •there is an almost universal system of individual performance pay.

    This is different to the way the wider public sector generally works. For example, pay for National Health Service workers, local authorities, teachers, police and fire services are subject to national pay bargaining arrangements. In contrast, each Civil Service department and agency negotiates pay for its own staff.

    Departments were granted full delegation for terms and conditions in the 1990s. Performance related pay was also introduced around the same time to establish a closer link between performance and reward.

    SCS pay

    The pay and grading structure for the SCS is managed by the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office is responsible for providing evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body, which provides independent advice to the Government on the SCS system.

    Information regarding pay and reward arrangements in the SCS can be found on the Senior Civil Service: performance management and reward document collection.

    New information will appear here once it is released.

    Professions

    The Civil Service is made up of 25 professions. Each profession has developed its own competency framework, which supports the wider civil service framework.

    The Civil Service is made up of a wide range of professional roles – from communicators and engineers, to procurement managers and lawyers. There are currently 25 recognised professions, each led by a head of profession:
    • Corporate Finance Profession
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    • Government Finance Profession
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    •Government Legal Service
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  8. @Terry B I am more than happy to name the Brixton sub editor for you as long as Mr gojam is OK with me mentioning it

  9. Sam

    Was the protagonist advised by QC George Carman, who also advised Savile?
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/14/dominic-carman-jimmy-savile-and-my-father)

  10. Sam

    In fact, the person I’m thinking of “has been on leave of absence from the House of Lords since 13 October 2014” according to wikipedia.

    • I don’t think Janner has attended the Lords since the police searched his home in Dec 2013/Jan 2014

      But Janner was never a minister in a Blair government.

  11. timsanders2013

    Sam, reading the Aangirfan blog might help you.