Abuse survivors have vital role in protecting children (04.04.14)


Islington Tribune – Letters, 4th April 2014

Jimmy Savile’s crimes against children are now being investigated far and wide across the country by many different police teams.

If ever there was a case for a national police investigation team it must be in this instance to coordinate all the inquiries. Yet, Michael Gove has asked Islington to conduct its own investigation and it is now firmly the responsibility of this authority (Children’s home linked to Savile investigation, March 28).

Historic child abuse cases are not simple to investigate and Islington has not got the best of reputations for retention of children’s and adults’ files and relevant documentation.

I would be pleased to provide the investigators with some assistance. Since 1990, as a former Islington social worker who exposed the child abuse scandal, I have gathered a great deal of knowledge about the infiltration of Islington children’s homes by child…

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