Camden refuses to publish Child Sexual Abuse report

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Camden Borough Council has refused to publish 1997 Barbara Kahan and Bodil Mylnarska Inquiry Report on Stockgrove Park School Child Abuse in response to a Freedom of Information request [2] .

After the FOI request went through an Internal Review  on my request, and in her Internal Review reply [3] Camden Borough Councils Principle [sic] Lawyer Joann Reeves stated that Camdens Childrens Schools and Families department believed disclosure [of the report] would be likely to endanger the physical or mental health of people that attended the Stockgrove Park School during this period and those who might be subject of the report, although no actual evidence was given for this.

Joann was satisfied that there is evidence of a significant risk to the physical or mental health of an individual or individuals that amounts to endangerment and within this, being more than mere stress or worry.[3]

She felt that even a…

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  1. Britain’s top prosecutor announced a shake-up on Wednesday of the way sexual abuse of children is dealt with in the criminal justice system to prevent a repeat of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

    Keir Starmer said police and prosecutors needed to change the way they assessed the credibility of victims and should examine potential suspects more closely for patterns of behaviour and links to other cases in deciding whether to pursue an allegation.

    http://www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk/abuse.htm

    Top cop removed from sex abuse probe after naming politicians as suspects.

    Child sex abuse claims against a top Tory were “credible” but not investigated properly, a former government lawyer revealed yesterday.

    Christopher Allen said the judge who headed an inquiry into the North Wales children’s homes scandal thought the shock accusations were “too sensitive” to be made public and “best forgotten”.

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