Co-operative that speaks from experience (27.5.91)

they did alot of good work, and ought to have flourished, if they had, we may not now be faced with more aftermath, as it is, then, people need to make there intentions to help the Real Full Stop, and stop all the noncense that allowed it to continue…..

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The Independent, 27th May 1991
by DEAN NELSON

THE National Association of Young People in Care (Naypic) is one of Britain’s most unorthodox childcare groups. It is a co-operative run exclusively by people aged under 25 who have been in care themselves.

The organisation was formed in 1979 to give children in care their own independent voice. Its first success was the abolition of local authority clothing books.

Children complained they were humiliated by shop staff because they had to pay for clothes with special vouchers for children in care.

Some childcare workers have questioned the group’s confrontational style – its volunteers have been known to rescue child abuse victims from children’s homes – but few doubt its commitment and success in spotlighting abuse in children’s homes.

It claims success in highlighting several major child abuse cases including the Melanie Klein House scandal in Greenwich, south-east London.

Naypic also claims…

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survivor of CSA & DV. Instigator/organisor of first public march & rally against child sexual abuse 1993.

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