Essex – public appeal for evidence of a possible child abuse ‘cover-up’ in the 80s and 90s

If you have knowledge of abuse or a ’cover-up’ at County Hall, Essex Police can be reached by dialling 101, the NSPCC child abuse hotline is at 0808 800 5000 and County Hall is at 01245 430430.

THE LEADER of Essex County Council has issued a public appeal for evidence of a possible child abuse “cover-up” in the 1980s and 90s.

David Finch said the authority and Essex Police were keen to investigate recent allegations about a “paedophile ring” operating at County Hall.

Cllr Finch urged witnesses to come forward after a former NHS manager made a speech at the Houses of Parliament last week, where he made allegations of a child abuse “cover-up”.

The claims were made by Robin Jamieson, who was district psychologist – managing 20 staff – for Southend in the early 1990s and sat on the Child Protection Committee.

Mr Jamieson made a speech at a “whistleblowers event” at Westminster last Tuesday in front of MPs, barristers and campaigners.

He claimed that in the 1990s he was approached discretely by junior staff with alarming allegations, suggesting serious failures in child protection.

He said he reported the concerns to the council but found the response “insulting and threatening”.

He claimed he informed the police but had no knowledge of any subsequent investigation.

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9 responses to “Essex – public appeal for evidence of a possible child abuse ‘cover-up’ in the 80s and 90s

  1. “He claimed he informed the police but had no knowledge of any subsequent investigation” . How many times have we heard these words, I think personally that the police have some explaining to do, even if it is to say we were carrying out orders: the real question to be asked is whose orders. The Police Force has a command structure and the policeman has to obey orders. So lets hear from the people who told the police not to proceed rather than the poor bobby himself way down the line.

    In all this, there is a tendency to chase dead men, or the little men in what is clearly a well organised set up through out the country. If Theresa May is interested in getting to the bottom of all this, maybe an amnesty for policemen been told to cover it up should be giving in return for names at the top of the structure who told them to cover it up. This will help to break down the secrecy in the lower ranks.

    • Follower

      could the progression in all these cases be blocked by high ranking officers ? mention has been made to me by a retired officer that he thinks freemasonry has a large part to play……….it is a ‘luciferian’ organization…but you only find that out when you get to the top I have been told

      • chrisb

        I suspect that there is a lot of truth to what you say. The officers told to stop investigating were probably told by middle-ranking officers that orders had come down ‘from above’, i.e. not specifying or perhaps even knowing who exactly had given the orders. It would be interesting to know exactly what are and were the requirements on police officers to keep notes of any meeting or discussion.

    • BarrieJ

      I honestly think we can expect nothing from Ms May, she’s got her eye on the Tory party leadership, post Cameron; is the candidate for the: ‘Stop Boris’ campaign, and will be keen not to rock the boat.
      It’s not possible to hazard a guess as to how far up this goes.
      The arrogance of the Tory party and their contempt for the electorate suggests that they are all sleeping easy, the gatekeepers, blockers, spinners and dissemblers are all in place.

  2. chrisb

    This may be bigger and more current than the request for information suggests. Essex Council has a bad reputation for the forced adoption of children, ie against the will of the birth parents. Could some of these children be passed into the hands of paedophiles?

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