Summary of reports re 43 Child Care Deaths Beeches Ixworth

Richard Card made this Freedom of Information request to Suffolk Constabulary

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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

Please disclose record or summary of approaches to you and your reports re 43 cerebral palsy child deaths in Islington and Hackney care at Beeches Ixworth and reasons for nil inquiry nil inquest.

To include questions from ?

Brodrick Inquiry
Shipman Inquiry
Michael O'Halloran MP inquiry
Sir John Stradling Thomas MP inquiry
Child Abuse Inquiry
Chief constable visit to Henniker 1992
Sir Keith Joseph Inquiry

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

You are now overdue to answer.

Islington Council are now saying they no longer have records for the children in care at Beeches. Hence are unable to disclose the Informed Consent facts ... now we know Beeches was within outreach cerebral palsy research catchment of Ida Darwin Hospital. A research asset with Fulbourn and, like Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre, of Cambridge Uni. The uni at which Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre Director J G Howells also had considerable research sway.

It was Islington Council 1992 who raised Chief constable visit to Lord Henniker re Peter Righton the paedophile. Righton had run a training course with Barbara Kahan for residential social workers. Until shortly before his conviction and move to Henniker Estate. Barbara Kahan was a DHSS Ministerial advisor to Sir Keith Joseph when the 43 child care deaths at Beeches were covered up in response to Commons questions from Clinton Davis MP and Michael O'Halloran MP. HM Coroner in 92 was raising concerns about how and where the child deaths were certified. So it looks like 1992 Chief constable, in spite of Common Law duty to HM Coroner, did not mention it to Islington Social Services ?

Look forward to your response

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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Dear Mr Card,

The Constabulary responded to your requests on 3 May, which I attached for your reference.

You then followed this up with an internal review request, however this was later rescinded by yourself on 8 May 2018.

I hope this assists

Many thanks

Clair Pack
FOI Decision Maker

Information Management Department
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
Police Headquarters
Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich
Suffolk, IP5 3QS
01473 613888 Ext 3919
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Dear Freedom Of Information (Suffolk),

The date of the FOI is 3rd May. You could not have responded to it on same day.

I am mapping what the Chief constable failed to do at the time of his visit To Lord Henniker 1992.

From the FOI I rescinded I had learned if a file was collated for Court 2006 you cannot access it. OR that no file was collated in which case how did your barrister prepare a defence on the facts ? The prior hearing was listed at Court and it was your barrister who asked Judge why the hearing was bypassed. I told you check with your barrister ?

Many of the questions I ask should already have been answered under rules of High Court Pre Action Protocol disclosure of facts adverse to your cause. I find it vexatious that a Chief constable gets away with breaking High Court rules and breaking Common Law duties to HM Coroner.

If you have no records of the Beeches child deaths please make that your answer. I discussed what I knew of these deaths in 1995 on phone with a Supt G S Richardson. I then swore an affidavit and exhibit report which you seem unable to find.

In 1997 new information was notified to you linking Beeches to Sue Ryder Home the same year the 1972 inquest witness admitted perjury and contacted HM Coroner. (Matron McGill Decd inquest Jan 1972 Sue Ryder HQ Cavendish)

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card