Childrens Services. Looked after children. Sexual abuse in Foster Care Homes.

Waiting for an internal review by Government Office for the North West of their handling of this request.

Dear Sir or Madam,
Under freedom of Information

Re- Cumbria County Council

Can you please advise as to how many children, below the age of sixteen, have been sexually molested or sexually abused in Cumbria County Council, Children s Services, Foster care homes? In 2004/5.

Have such abused children been provided with therapy of any kind? If so what? Have such children been compensated for such abuse, while in care?

What are the guidelines for dealing with such events, and how are they recorded and monitored?

What is the Local authorities policy and procedure for preventing such incidents from occurring?

Have any staff been disciplined for allowing, through negligence or malpractice, the abuse of minors in care?

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Lorna Stewart

WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

1 Attachment

Lorna

Please see attached acknowledgement letter

Thanks
Chris
18/9

>>> ivanataylor <[FOI #17945 email]> 9/11/2009 9:39
pm >>>
Dear Sir or Madam, Under freedom of Information

Re- Cumbria County Council

Can you please advise as to how many children, below the age of
sixteen, have been sexually molested or sexually abused in Cumbria
County Council, Children s Services, Foster care homes? In 2004/5.

Have such abused children been provided with therapy of any kind?
If so what? Have such children been compensated for such abuse,
while in care?

What are the guidelines for dealing with such events, and how are
they recorded and monitored?

What is the Local authorities policy and procedure for preventing
such incidents from occurring?

Have any staff been disciplined for allowing, through negligence or
malpractice, the abuse of minors in care?

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Lorna Stewart

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WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

2 Attachments

Lorna

Please see attached reply to your FOI request and leaflet

Thanks
Chris
23/9/09

Christine Whittingham
Business Support Manager
Children & Learners Group
GONW
City Tower (15th floor)
Piccadilly Plaza
Manchester
M1 4BE
Tel. no.0161 952 4126
Fax 0161 952 4169
Email [1][email address]
Representing Central Government across the North West

>>> ivanataylor <[FOI #17945 email]> 9/11/2009 9:39
pm >>>
Dear Sir or Madam, Under freedom of Information

Re- Cumbria County Council

Can you please advise as to how many children, below the age of
sixteen, have been sexually molested or sexually abused in Cumbria
County Council, Children s Services, Foster care homes? In 2004/5.

Have such abused children been provided with therapy of any kind?
If so what? Have such children been compensated for such abuse,
while in care?

What are the guidelines for dealing with such events, and how are
they recorded and monitored?

What is the Local authorities policy and procedure for preventing
such incidents from occurring?

Have any staff been disciplined for allowing, through negligence or
malpractice, the abuse of minors in care?

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Lorna Stewart

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ivanataylor left an annotation ()

Why is this not being answered by the Cumbria County Council, why Manchester?

I asked a question I already know the answer to.

Do they think they can "Cover up" child abuse in Foster Care home in Cumbria, by not having the information?

Well then, I will provide some of the required info.

My two second cousins aged 9 and 11 were sexually assaulted/abused on more than one occasion because SW department CCC did not carry out a risk assessment when they placed a known offender in Foster Care with vulnerable children.

The two young boys were sodomized repeatedly. The foster parents contunue as normal, as if nothing is wrong and Childrens Services have not done anything to help these children.

I have written proof of the above on their own (SW and Solicitors) letters.

Dear WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

I have NOT been provided with the information I requested. You tell me you have no records. I find it astounding that you hold no records, given that vulnerable children are being placed "AT Risk" within Foster Care. In Cumbria County Council foster homes.

Why are such records not kept? It is clearly Not in The Best Interest of looked after children. It is a FACT that more children are abused in care than in their own birth families.

I now request and internal review. As a matter of urgency. Vulnerable children need to be protected, not abused sexually in care and then a COVER UP.

I do not understand why Cumbria County Councils own departments have not answered my request. Why have you sent the response from a different county?

As we all have a responsibility as Corporate Parents to stop abuse occurring, we need this dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Yours sincerely,

Yvonne Stewart-Taylor

Information Manager left an annotation ()

I am responding to Yvonne Stewart - Taylor's request to Government Office North West for an Internal Review. The person who requested this information was Lorna Stewart and it is only that individual who can request an Internal Review.

On that basis the Internal Review will not be conducted.

Information Manager - GONW

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

In response to last comment of the information manager. My Name is Yvonne Lorna Stewart Taylor. This is my full title. I am entitled ,by law, to use whatever part of my name I chose to, so long as it is not for fraudulant purpose. Please, therefore process my request.

Dear WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,
In response to last comment of the information manager. My Name is Yvonne Lorna Stewart Taylor. This is my full title. I am entitled ,by law, to use whatever part of my name I chose to, so long as it is not for fraudulant purpose. Please, therefore process my request.

Yours sincerely,

ivanataylor

Information Manager left an annotation ()

Thank you for clarification on the use of your name. However, the FOI Act states that in order for us to proceed with the Internal Review you must use the same name as that for your initial enquiry.

I apologise for this inconvenience and ask that you resubmit your request in the name of LORNA STEWART. Once this is received we will proceed with your request.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Information Manager, GONW

Dear WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

http://protectfamily.ning.com/profiles/b...

Yours sincerely,

ivanataylor

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

Greg Mulholland MP 06 October at 14:43 Report
Your comments are stupid and offensive. I do not wish this sort of thing posted on my FB page. I am deleting you from my friends list and putting a permanent block on you. Please do not attempt to contact me again for any reason whatsoever.

This is the way MP's think they can respond!! They do not serve the elected, they serve themselves and are very arrogant.

This is the answer I got from this MP. It says everything. I must be starting to get under their skin.

Dear WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

http://www.youtube.com/user/thelostpacke...

Yours sincerely,

ivanataylor

Dear WHITTINGHAM CHRISTINE,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhzBaIPpc...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI4b3HhZU...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9jlDQpkj...

I strongly suggest you view the evidence here on these videos.

Yours sincerely,

ivanataylor

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

They copped out got me on a technicality, well we can do the same to them, you can always get them falling foul on policy and procedures. They clearly want to cover up the abuse of children in corporate care. Complicit with the rape of children.!! They also cover up for corporate paedophiles. Now why would they do that?

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

http://www.ukcolumn.org/events/blowing-w...

Open this link and come on mass to this event. this site will give you full instruction as to how to present your evidence.

Now is our chance to bring the monsters down and reclaim our Common law rights, expel corrupt officialdom and expose this mass corruption, treason and tyranny in the UK. Lawful, peaceful, non violent mass non compliance is our weapon against all those responsible for destroying innocent families and abusing OUR CHILDREN. Thank you.

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

Sorry about the failure of the link. Here it is again.
http://www.ukcolumn.org/events/blowing-w...

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

I feel at liberty to name the social Worker who was in charge when the children were raped in care.

Susan McConville, Kendal Cumbria. and her team.

I now intend to name and shame at a public event on 23rd October here are the details and the link for your info
http://www.ukcolumn.org/events/blowing-w...

ivanataylor left an annotation ()

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/How-council... Cumbria is becoming notorious it would appear...Revealed: How council tried to keep baby's death a secret to protect its social workers
Poppi Worthington was 13 months old when she died in December 2012
Judge imposed orders stopping details of baby's death from being revealed
He said it was to prevent interference with any future criminal trial
Also argued that it was to avoid the identification of Poppi's five siblings
But information blackout was aimed at protecting council staff from criticism
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

Facts about the death of a 13-month-old girl should be kept a secret because of the risk of embarrassment to social workers or police officers, a council demanded in court.
Lawyers for Cumbria County Council tried to suppress all information about the death of Poppi Worthington on the grounds it would be unfair to reveal shortcomings of public agencies, it was revealed yesterday.
Details of how the local authority pressed for the death to be hushed up to protect its own staff were made public as High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that the facts must still remain secret, nearly two years after Poppi died.

perhaps if I, as a corporate parent who whistle blew, had been listened to instead of cover up, and the staff dealt with for misconduct, this absolute tragedy might well have been prevented, who is liable now?

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