Kenward report - are pockets of this paedophile ring still being protected

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Dear Essex Police,

This request relates to paedophile ring in Essex in the 90’s where a district psychologist blew the whistle resulting in a “Kenward” report. I understand the paedophile ring involved fake psychologists, police and social workers. The request is to establish if some of the individuals are still committing crimes, if they were linked to the ring, and if and why their current crimes are being covered up by agencies.

1. Under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) can you confirm that you hold information of the “Kenward” report.

2. Can you embellish what professionals were involved in the paedophile ring. I do not expect names but just the professional professions of the individuals.

3. I would like to know Under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Section 1 (1) (a) if you hold any information of police officers or staff (any rank, from any force, and either currently employed, no longer working in the force or retired) have reported fake psychologists for either / and /or within the last 10 years. Please state what was reported.

a) Falsifying their qualifications as a psychologist.
b) Taking advantage, sexually, of vulnerable adults while posing as a psychologist.
c) Historic child abuse
d) Current child abuse
e) Reporting the fake psychologist being protected by agencies such as social services which included covering up child abuse.

4. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for falsifying his or her qualifications this misleading the public? (reference 3a)

5. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for taking advantage of vulnerable adults? (reference 3b)

6. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for, when brought to light, historic child abuse? (reference 3c)

7. What action did your force take against the alleged fake psychologist for current historic child abuse? (reference 3d)

8. What action did your force take against professionals (I.e. social services) covering up alleged child abuse which included falsifying a police investigation and tampering or altering medical records? (reference 3e)

Yours faithfully,

Charles Brennan

Info Rights Freedom Essex, Essex Police

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