On this page, are the names and rough location, of a large number of children’s homes, approved and residential Schools, and institutions in the United Kingdom that some people may be familiar with.

All these ‘places of safety’ are where allegations of child abuse/maltreatment have been made.

It has been compiled from a number of  sources, including websites/ personal blogs, CSA campaigners databases/records and from solicitors websites.

This list is not complete, and if there is a residential home, school or institution that is not named, please feel free to contact the site admin, or add a comment outlining the details..

  • 369 Romford Road, Newham, London
  • 88 First Avenue, Charlton, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Abergele Children’s Home, Trowbridge, Cardiff. (Conviction Recorded)
  • Addlestrop Park School, Gloucestershire.
  • Adele Road, Children’s Home, Lambeth, London.
  • Ainsty Lodge, Leeds.
  • Alder House, Greater Manchester.
  • Alder Worsley Hall, Derby.
  • Alderwood Children’s Home, Worsley, Greater Manchester.
  • Amber Dale, Stapleford, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Angel Road, Lambeth, London.
  • Appleton House, Chester.
  • Argyle Manor, Ealing,London.
  • Arlene Hall, Llandudno, Clwyd, North Wales.
  • Arrow Project, Cumbria.
  • Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, Merseyside.
  • Ashbank House, York.
  • Ashbourne Lodge, Winchester.
  • Aston Hall Hospital, Aston on Trent, Derbyshire.
  • Banham Marshall College, Norfolk.
  • Badgesworth Court School, Gloucester.
  • Barrows Green, Kendal, Cumbria.
  • Bathurst House, Thornbury, Gloucestershire.
  • Belmont House, Baker Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Braybrook Children’s Home, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.
  • Beam College, Torrington, North Devon. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Beechmount Children’s Home, Bowden, Altringham, Cheshire.
  • Berrow Wood Approved School, Gloucestershire.
  • Bersham Hall, Nr Wrexham, North Wales.
  • Besford Court (House), Shrewsbury, Shropshire. (also known as Croome Court).
  • Blackbrook House, St Helens, Merseyside.
  • Blackburn & District Children’s Home, Blackburn, Lancashire.
  • Blackburn House, Blackburn, Lancashire.
  • Bladon House, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire.
  • Blaise Primary School, Henbry, Bristol.
  • Bournbrook, Bournbrook Road, Birmingham.
  • Bourne Place Boarding School, Kent.
  • Box Lane Assessment Centre, North Wales.
  • Boyles Court Assessment Centre, Brentwood, Essex.
  • Bracken House, Stockport, Merseyside.
  • Bramfield House Approved School, Suffolk.
  • Bramhurst Home, Hampstead, London.
  • Briers Hey Community School, Liverpool.
  • Brine House Children’s Home, Nantwich, Cheshire.
  • Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berkshire.
  • Brookside School, Wem, Shropshire.
  • Brooke House, Gloucestershire.
  • Broome House, Manchester.
  • Broughton House, Old Balderton, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Broughton Towers, Cumbria.
  • Brownlow’s Children’s Home, Enfield, Middlesex.
  • Brunthwaithe/Brunthwaith School, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire.
  • Bryn Alyn Hall, Llay, Nr Wrexham. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Bryn Estyn Community School, Wrexham. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend, South Wales.
  • Bryn Tirion Children’s Home, North Wales.
  • Bryn-Y-Don, Dinas Powys, Glamorgan, South Wales. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Buglawton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire.
  • Burley-in-Wharfdale Assessment Centre, Yorkshire.
  • Bylands, Hampshire.
  • Caldecott Community, Ashford, Kent.
  • Caldicott Prep School, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Caldwell Hall, Derbyshire.
  • Cambrian House (also known as Burford House), Manchester.
  • Cardinal Vaughn Memorial School, London.
  • Cartref Bontnewydd, North Wales.
  • Cartref Melys, North Wales.
  • Castle School, (for maladjusted boys) Todmorton, Yorkshire.
  • Castle Hill, Harrow, Middlesex.
  • Castle Hill School, Ludlow, Shropshire.
  • Castle Howard Community School, Nr Hull.
  • Chadswell Assessment Centre, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
  • Chafford Community School, Harwich, Essex.
  • Chaigeley Hall, Thelwall, Warrington, Cheshire.
  • Cherry Hill Community Home, Borras Park Road, Wrexham, North Wales.
  • Cherry Orchard Children’s Home, Leicester.
  • Cherry Orchard House, Woolaston, Nottingham
  • Chesapake, Derbyshire.
  • Chestnut Close Children’s Home, Whiston, Merseyside.
  • Chevet Hey, Price’s Lane, Wrexham
  • Claremount Children’s Home, Oldham, Manchester. (Demolished)
  • Clarence House, Formby, Merseyside.
  • Clavering House, Blaydon, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  • Clouds House School, Wiltshire.
  • The Close Children’s Home, Northallerton, Yorkshire.
  • Clwyd Hall, Llangollen, North Wales.
  • Cockett House, Cockett, Swansea, South Wales.
  • Coed Glas, Monmouthshire.
  • Coppets Road Children’s Home, Haringey, London.
  • Cotsbrook Hall, Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire.
  • Conewood Street, Children’s Home, Islington, London.
  • Copleston High School, Ipswich, Suffolk.
  • Cottage Homes, Healds Road, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
  • Court Lees Approved School, Godstone, Surrey. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Cribden House School, Rawtenstall, Lancashire.
  • Crick House, Crickhowell, Monmouthshire.
  • Crosslands School, Cardiff.
  • Crowthorn School, Edgeworth, near Bolton.
  • Cruckton Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
  • Daker House, Rockferry, Wirral, Merseyside.
  • Danesford Hall Approved School, Congleton, Cheshire.
  • Daw End School, Walsall.
  • Dennington College, Swimbridge, Devon.
  • Derwent House & Poplar House, Lancashire.
  • Dewey Avenue, Liverpool.
  • Dobroyd Castle School, West Yorkshire.
  • Dorset Wharf, Hammersmith, London.
  • Dowdeswell School, Gloucestershire’
  • Downcell Road Children’s Home, Worcester.
  • Dr. Barnardo’s Home, Newton Abbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Dr. Garrett Memorial Home, Conwy, North Wales.
  • Drayton Manor, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
  • Dromenagh School, Buckinghamshire.
  • Druids Heath, West Midlands.
  • Duncroft House Approved School For Girls, Surrey.
  • Dyke Nook, Accrington, Lancashire.
  • Dyson Hall Secure Unit, Fazakerley, Liverpool.
  • Eastmoor School, Leeds, Yorkshire.
  • Eastwood Park Detention Centre, Fairfield, Gloucester.
  • Egerton House, Brackley, Northampton.
  • Ellingdon School, Bretton, Peterborough.
  • Elmhurst, Derby.
  • Elmtree Farm, Stockton on Tees.
  • Elwood Street Children’s Home, Islington, London.
  • Eton Lodge Community Home, Liverpool.
  • Fairfield Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Family Group Homes, Beswick, Manchester.
  • Family Group Home No. 58, Northenden, Manchester.
  • Family Group Home, Wastwater Avenue, Workington, Cumbria.
  • Family Group Home, 118 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna,Cardiff.
  • Farndale Road (Sunderland & Newcastle)
  • Fernwood House (Sunderland & Newcastle)
  • Father Hudson Children’s Home, Warwickshire.
  • Faversham School, Northumbria.
  • Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Liverpool.
  • Feversham Special School, Newcastle.
  • Field House School, Harpendon, Hertfordshire.
  • Forde Park School, Devon.
  • Forest Lodge, Nottingham.
  • Fortescue House (also known as Arethusa), West London.
  • Four Elms, Stoneham, Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • Foston Hall Detention Centre, Derbyshire.
  • Foxholes, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
  • Franklin Boarding School, Bristol.
  • Frant Court Children’s Home, East Sussex.
  • Freighton Children’s Home, Maidenhead.
  • Fylde School, Lancashire.
  • Garth House, Ribbleton, Preston, Lancashire.
  • Garth Olwg, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales.
  • Gatewen Hall, Wrexham, North Wales.
  • Glamorgan Farm School, Cimla, Neath, West Glamorgan. (Partly Demolished)
  • Glendale Children’s Home, Leyland, Lancashire.
  • Gleneagles, Hull.
  • Glen House Secure Unit, Southampton, Hants
  • Gloucester Way Childrens Home (Sunderland & Newcastle).
  • Gomersal House, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire.
  • Gorse Place Children’s Home, Fairwater, Cardiff.
  • Grafton House Children’s Home, Barnes, London.
  • Gravestone Road, Greenwich, Middlesex.
  • Green Lanes, Greenwich, Middlesex.
  • Greensteads Children’s Home, Nr Clelmsford, Essex.
  • Grey Gables Children’s Home, Surrey.
  • Greystone Heath School, Warrington, Cheshire.
  • The Grange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
  • Greavelands, Kent.
  • Hallesley Boys School, Sale, Greater Manchester.
  • Hardman Fold Children’s Home, Failsworth, Greater Manchester.
  • Harlow Green, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
  • Harris Orphanage (also known as Harris Home), Preston, Lancashire.
  • Hartborne Walk (Sunderland & Newcastle).
  • Haslingdon High School, Lancashire.
  • Headlands School, Penarth, South Glamorgan.
  • Heanton School, Braunton, North Devon.
  • Heath Brae, Congleton, Cheshire.
  • Hendry House, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
  • Heysham, Branchill, Hampstead, London
  • Highams Hall, Windlesham, Surrey.
  • Hillcrest/Daisycrest, Rossendale, Lancashire.
  • Hill rest, Carrington, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Hindley Borstal, Bickershaw, Greater Manchester.
  • HMYOI Ashfield, Bristol.
  • Hobbs Hill Wood Junior School, Hemel Hempstead.
  • Hollins High School, Haslingdon, Cheshire.
  • Hollycroft Children’s Home, Nr Clelmsford, Essex.
  • Holmwood, Hartlepool.
  • Hopewall Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire.
  • Homlea Assessment Centre, Boothstown, Greater Manchester.
  • House ‘O The Trees, Penygraig, RCT, Mid Glamorgan.
  • Hutton Poplars Childrens Home, Brentwood, Essex.
  • Igston House, Newton Abbott, Devon.
  • Inchape Drive Home, Manchester.
  • Ingledene Home, Manchester.
  • Ingmanthorpe Hall, Wetherby, West Yorkshire.
  • John Kane Children’s Home, Thornhill, Cardiff.
  • Jordan’s Brook House, Gloucestershire.
  • Kendal House, Wandsworth, London.
  • Kennelwood Home, Liverpool.
  • Kepples View, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
  • Kerlaw Secure Unit, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • Kernsey House, Kent
  • Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Kilrie Children’s Home, Knutsford, Cheshire.
  • King William’s Church of England Primary School, St William’s Road, Swindon.
  • Kingswood Assessment Centre, Bristol.
  • Kingswood School, Surrey.
  • Kingswood Secure Unit and Classifying School, Bristol.
  • Kincora Boys Home, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Kinton Community School, Surrey County Council.
  • Kirklevington Remand Centre, Yarm, Cleveland.
  • Kitchener House, Haringey, London.
  • Kneesworth House School, Cambridgeshire.
  • Knowl View, Rochdale, Lancashire.
  • Lancaster More Children’s Hospital Unit., Lancaster, Lancashire.
  • Langdon House Psychiatric Hospital. (Privately Owned) Now Closed.
  • Larches Children’s Home, Preston, Lancashire.
  • Let Us Play, Wolverhampton.
  • Linton House, Leeds, Yorkshire.
  • Linton Residential School, Grassington, North Yorkshire.
  • Little Island Community Care Home, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
  • Little Ted’s Nursery, Plymouth, Devon.
  • Livingstone Drive Admission Unit, Aigburth, Liverpool.
  • Llwyncelwyn Remand School (now Llwyncelwyn Community), Swansea.
  • Longhurst School, Morpeth, Northumberland.
  • Longwood, Broome Lane, Salford., Greater Manchester.
  • Longwood Home, St Lesmo Road, Edgeley, Stockport.
  • Lostock Open Air School, Harwich, Essex.
  • Lower Lee, Liverpool.
  • Loxley Hall Boarding School, Uttoxeter., Staffordshire.
  • Lyme Green Hall School, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
  • Lynwood, Holme Road, Didsbury, Manchester.
  • Malvern House, Preston, Lancashire.
  • Manor Heath, Bury New Road, Salford.
  • Marfords, Bromborough, Cheshire.
  • Marland School, Torrington, North Devon. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Martons Camp, Bunbury, Cheshire.
  • Meadowcroft, Preston, Lancashire.
  • Medomsley Detention Centre, County Durham. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Menlove Avenue Assessment Centre (Wooton Vale), Liverpool.
  • Middleton Hall Children’s Home, Birmingham.
  • Midfield Observation & Assessment Centre, Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
  • Millhouse Children’s Home, Carlisle, Cumbria.
  • Minster Lodge Children’s Home, Ormskirk, Lancashire.
  • Melanie Klein House Secure Unit, Greenwich, London.
  • Moore House, Middlesex.
  • Moorfield Care Home, Swinton, Greater Manchester.
  • Moorland House Lower Unit, Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • Mossfield Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Mostyn House School, Parkgate, Wirral, Merseyside
  • Mount Road, Children’s Home, London.
  • Muntham House School, Horsham, West Sussex.
  • Nash Court, Ludlow, Shropshire.
  • Nazareth House, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
  • Nazareth House, Newcastle.
  • Nazareth Lodge, Ravenhill Road, Belfast.
  • Needleswood Assessment Centre, Barnsley, Yorkshire.
  • Netherhays, Croydon, Greater London.
  • Netherton House, East Kilbride, Scotland.
  • Netherton Park, Northumberland.
  • Newheys Assessment Centre, Liverpool.
  • Newhomes, Withington, Manchester.
  • Newton Aycliff Home, County Durham.
  • Newton Hall, Frodsham,Cheshire.
  • Norman Grove, London.
  • North Field, Moor Lane, Salford, Greater Manchester.
  • Northern Ireland Redress Cases.
  • Northenden Road Home, Manchester.
  • Norwood Children’s Home, London.
  • Notton House School for Boys, Bristol.
  • Nugent House School, Billinge, Lancashire.
  • Oak Hall Boarding School, West London.
  • Oaklands Children’s Home, Leigh, Lancashire.
  • Oakmore School, near Botley, Southampton.
  • Oaktree Clinic (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) Knaphill, Woking, Surrey.
  • Oakwood School for Boys, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • Olands Assessment Centre, Somerset.
  • Orchard Lodge, Anerley, London.
  • Our Ladies Convent, Greenfield.
  • Oxley Park School, Essex.
  • Paduan House/Arden House, Liverpool.
  • Park House Children’s Home, Eccles, Lancashire.
  • Park House Children’s Home, Prestatyn, Clwyd.
  • Penhill Assessment Centre, Pontcanna, Cardiff. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Penshore House, County Durham.
  • Pentre Saeson Children’s Home, North Wales.
  • Pilgrim’s Wood Care Home, Guildford, Surrey.
  • Pipewood Boarding School, Staffordshire.
  • Pontville School, Ormskirk, Lancashire.
  • Portland Young Offenders Institute, Weymouth, Dorset.
  • Presylfa Children’s Home, Bridgend, Glamorgan.
  • Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire.
  • Prior Park School, Crickdale.
  • Priors Hill, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
  • Pilkington House Children’s Home, Bury, Lancashire.
  • Pitt House Children’s Home, Chudleigh, Devon.
  • Polebrook House, Leicestershire.
  • Poplar Bank Childrens Home, Huyton, Merseyside.
  • Poplars Children’s Home, Bury/Wigan, North Manchester.
  • Quarriers Children’s Home, Bridge of Weir, Scotland.
  • Quarry Mount (Formally St Anne’s) Childrens Home, Ormskirk, Lancashire.
  • Radcliffe Road, Leicester.
  • Rainsbrook Secure Unit, Rugby, Warwickshire.
  • Rampton Hospital, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
  • Ratcliffe Road Children’s Home, Leicester.
  • Redbank Approved School, Newton Le Willows
  • Red House, Norwich.
  • Redhouse Crescent, Longton, Stoke on Trent.
  • Redsands, Northwich, Cheshire.
  • Redwalls, Sandleway, Northwich.
  • Red Tiles, Bestwood Park, Nottingham.
  • Rendcomb College, Cirencester, Gloucester.
  • Reynolds House Childrens Home, Bromley, Kent.
  • Rheanfa, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales.
  • Risley Remand Centre, Warrington, Cheshire.
  • Risley Hall, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Rivendell, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
  • River House Boarding School, Henley in Arden.
  • Riverside Assessment Centre, Salisbury.
  • Riverside House Community School, Staffordshire.
  • Rochester Borstal, Rochester, Kent.
  • Rosebank, Lymm, Cheshire.
  • Rosehill Childrens Home, Northenden, Manchester.
  • Rosehill, Market Harborough.
  • Rotherwood Children’s Home, Staffordshire.
  • Royal Philanthropic School, Redhill, Surrey.
  • Royd Edge, Meltham, Yorkshire.
  • Rubane House, Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland.
  • Rutland House, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
  • Rydal Boarding School, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
  • Saltwells Children’s Home, Dudley, Birmingham.
  • Sandon Lidge Children’s Home, Loncolnshire.
  • Sandyville Road Children’s Home, Manchester.
  • Scawby Grove, North Yorkshire.
  • Sedbury Park Care Centre, Gloucestershire.
  • Shadwell House, Leeds.
  • Shebbear College, Beaworthy, North Devon. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Shirecliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
  • Shirley Oaks Children’s Home, Wickham Road, Croydon.
  • Silbury Children’s Home, Bristol.
  • Silverbrook, Pontypridd, South Wales.
  • Sisters of Charity, St Mary’s Convent, Walthamstow.
  • Segby Hall, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Skircoat Lodge, Halifax, Yorkshire.
  • Southlands School, Hampshire.
  • Southvale Assessment Centre, West Norwood, Lambeth, London.
  • South Wolds Special School, Etton, near Beverley.
  • Southwood, Salford, Greater Manchester.
  • Spalding Children’s Home, Lincolnshire.
  • Springfield Care Home, Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • Springfield Residential School, Wiltshire.
  • Springhill School, Ripon, Yorkshire.
  • Spurgeons Boys Home, Bedfordshire.
  • St Aiden’s, Widnes, Lancashire.
  • St Aidan’s Youth Centre, Manchester.
  • St Bede’s School, Stockton, County Durham.
  • St Benedicts Approved School, Reading, Berkshire.
  • St Edmunds, Bebbington, Merseyside.
  • St Edwards, Melchet Court, Romsey, Hampshire.
  • St Francesca Cabrini Roman Catholic Primary School, London.
  • St Francis Boy’s Home, Sefford, Bedfordshire.
  • St George’s, Finborough, Suffolk.
  • St George’s Approved School, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool.
  • St Gilbert’s, Hartleby, Kidderminster, Worcester.
  • St Ignatius School, Manchester.
  • St James Avenue, Hampton Hill, Middlesex.
  • St John’s Community Home, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Birmingham. (Convictions Recorded)
  • St John’s Young Offenders Institute, Northampton.
  • St Joseph’s Approved School, Nantwich, Cheshire.
  • St Joseph’s, Ashwicke Hall, Marshfield, Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire.
  • St Joseph’s, Derbyshire.
  • St Leonard’s Children’s Home, Hornchurch, Essex.
  • St Margaret’s Home, Dr Barnardos House, Aldwich, Bognor Regis, Sussex.
  • St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
  • St Michaels College, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. (Convictions Recorded)
  • St Michaels House, Staffordshire.
  • St Ninian’s List D School, Gartmore, Stirlingshire.
  • St Peters, County Durham.
  • St Thomas Moore, Kingsbridge, Devon.
  • St Thomas Moore’s Approved School, 427 Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport.
  • St Vincents, Dartford, Kent.
  • St Vincent’s Approved School, Raven Meols Lane, Formby, Liverpool.
  • St Williams Childrens Home, Market Weighton, East Yorksire.
  • Stamford House Secure Unit, London.
  • Stinsford School, Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Stockgrove Park School, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
  • Stockton Hall, near York.
  • Stonecross School, Carlisle, Cumbria.
  • Stoneham Children’s Home, Cheltenham, Glouester.
  • Stony Dean School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
  • Stowmarket Middle School Concert Band, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • Strathwaite Gill School, near Kendal in Cumbria.
  • Strawberry Fields, Liverpool.
  • Stubton Hall School, Lincolnshire.
  • Style Cottage Homes, Style, Cheshire.
  • Suffolk House, (Girls only) Pontcanna, Cardiff.
  • Sully Assessment Centre, Sully, South Wales
  • Summershill Boys Hostel, Didsbury, Manchester.
  • Summerville, Manchester.
  • Sutton Place Secure Unit, Hull.
  • Swaycliffe Park School, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
  • Swaylands School, Kent.
  • Sydney House, Liverpool. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Taff Vale Home, Cardiff.
  • Tanllwyfan, Gwynedd, North Wales.
  • Taxal Edge Convalescent Home, Derbyshire.
  • Teddinton Park Road, Teddinton, Middlesex.
  • Tennal House, Birmingham.
  • Tennal Assessment Centre, Birmingham.
  • Ternhall Road Children’s Home, Liverpool.
  • Ternwood House, Newcastle.
  • The Ark, Buckinghamshire.
  • The Beeches Children’s Home, Leicester Forest East.
  • The Grange, Woking, Surrey.
  • The Grove, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
  • The Lyons Children’s Home, Middlewich, Cheshire.
  • The Mount, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
  • The Old Rectory School, Kent.
  • The Pines, Worcester.
  • The Poplars Children’s Home, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
  • The Ridge, Mansfield, Nottingham.
  • Thinwall Hall, Broad Green, Liverpool.
  • Thorpe Arch Grange Children’s Home, Leeds, Yorkshire. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Three Roofs, Best wood Park, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Throxonby Hall, Scarborough, Yorkshire.
  • Todwick Grange, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
  • Tong Park Children’s Home/Assessment Centre, Bradford, Yorkshire.
  • Trafford Drive Children’s Home, Greater Manchester.
  • Trent College, Nottingham.
  • Trowbridge House, Hackney,  London.
  • Troy Boarding School, Monmouth, South Wales.
  • Ty’r Felin Children’s Home, Bangor, North Wales.
  • Ty Mawr Approved School, Gilwern, Abergavenny, South Wales.(Convictions Recorded)
  • Underly Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, South Cumbria.
  • Uplands Convalescent Home, Greenhill, Blackwell, Birmingham.
  • Vernon Home School, Canterbury, Kent.
  • Walton Village Admission Unit, Walton Vale, Liverpool.
  • Warleigh Manor Boarding School, Bath, Avon.
  • Washington Hall, Washington, Tyne & Wear.
  • Wellesley Nautical School, Blyth, Northumberland.
  • Wellfield House, Harrogate, Yorkshire.
  • Wennington Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire.
  • Wentworth House, Slough, Berkshire.
  • Wessington Court School, Hereford.
  • Westfield House, Liverpool.
  • Westfields, Mirfield, Yorkshire.
  • Westwood Grange, Leeds.
  • William Henry Smith School, Brighouse, Yorkshire.
  • Wilkinson House, Blackburn, Lancashire.
  • Wimbrick Hey, Wirral, Merseyside.
  • Windlestone Hall, Country Durham.
  • Woodend Assessment Centre, Atherton, Manchester.
  • Woodfields, Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • Woodnook, Billborough, Nottingham (Convictions Recorded)
  • Werrington Hall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
  • Woodlands Children’s Home, Bolton.
  • Witherwack Hall, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria.
  • Woodlands Assessment Centre, Leicester.
  • Woodstock Road Family Group Home, Newcastle Upon Tyne. (Convictions Recorded)
  • Yewcroft School, Birmingham
  • Ystrad Hall, Llangollen, North Wales.

502 thoughts on “PLACES OF SAFETY

    1. I went to. Broughton tower in the late 70s, I was sickened to hear abuse went on. I never saw or heard of any abuse sexual or otherwise, I was treated very well and loved. The housemothers and carers were all lovely and kind
      Can anybody tell me who it was supposed to. Be? Mr Wilks was the headmaster and Nick the deputy head whilst I was there I only have good memories from Broughton Tower

      1. Have you ever considered the possibility that as a child you were somewhat painful to look at and there were so many better looking ones to chose from?

        1. You are not only rude but deeply disrespectful. Maybe the youngster was very obviously intelligent and savvy. People prey on the vulnerable

    1. Thanks, it’s amended now..

      It would be good if you can spot any more minor errors I have made Kaz, and contact me before you and any of the David Icke Forum ‘Detectives’claim that I am a government spy again. 🙂

      1. You are funny Outlaw, we are working with you, not against you. We are on the same team. Peace x

          1. Has anyone from St. Edwards boarding school Melchet Court been thrown in prison yet?

            Would be good to know if I could get closure on a few things that happened there I just don’t know where to start??

  1. Are these all homes where young people have been abused??

    If so it seems that the homes were no abuse took place are in the minority, how can this be, the scale is phenomenal.

    The one home that i was not abused at was boverton family group home llantwit major south wales, thats not saying that it was a good home as all homes seem to have a resident bully.

    Is there anything that us mere mortals can do?

    As i think the problem has gotten worse because of all the cover-ups, you only have to look at the news and there seems to be grooming gang after grooming gang, always the same story, get victims from kids homes no one will believe them if they do tell.

    There has to be something we can do.


    1. All the places listed here are where abuse has been ‘alleged’ as far as I am aware Andy. I am relying on others for the information and more details are being found all the time.

      The only thing we seem to be able to do is to keep it in view, by not letting it drop. There are too many important and powerful people who could lose everything if the whole story came out…

      It pays them to keep it hidden by denying it, discrediting any witnesses and generally using every method available to them to cover it up..

      1. Thankyou to all who commit to not allowing these stories to be buried, like they tried in jersey too, like the children, buried , murdered, it is such horror, many have turned away, many didn,t want to believe, we,d rather believe that ‘care homes’ are full of mary poppins types,,,,,thank goodness, that within care there are too some very good people, and that some children were kept safe, and as well as possible,,,sadly it was luck, the fact that powerful people preyed on vulnerable children, within a care system, that was constructed and controlled by authorities, all paid for by the tax payer, on the scale, that some of us have known for decades, and been thwarted or attacked when trying to out it, is beyond description. The recent press exposure, is because of two things essentially. The courage of the survivors of child abuse to speak out, and the internet facillitating, hidden stories being aired, broadcast and spread, to such an extent, that the mainstream had no choice. We that work on this, have had to push all the way, to be heard. I salute and admire all, that have played a part in bringing these evil doings to light.

        1. my son attended Nortonthorpe Hall School Denby Dale and Archways Nurturing Unit. Shropshirehe made allegations of sexual abuse against social workers whilst at these establishments the police were to investigate but whilst they started they didn’t finish it as the social services claimd that he made allegations against me, I have my children’s files and it clearly has 2 letters fro social services to the police stating they wre not investigating as my son was emotional damaged and that he would not make a good witness as he was supposed to of made recent allegations against me the allegation was made July 1990 which there is medical evidence to support the fact he was abused then in care but the allegation which was made against me was in 1995 five years after the original allegation also the medical evidence was 6 months after he was stopped from coming home on weekends and holidays

          1. I made allegations of staff grooming a child in care in 2005 in bishops castle shropshire the home was closed down nut no investigation by police into my allegations. When researching this home I found out that one director of the childrens home had worked at Hill Top the new name for castle hill and the other director worked at milverton court.. Milverton Court has a history of horrific abuse and many pedos working in welsh childrens homes and bryn alyn homes was working there. Facebook messages are being moniterd on the milverton court site and have had some posts removed naming convicted pedos working there.. It seems only one man has been convicted of abuse so far at milverton even though many names was given to west mercia police as being abusers..

          2. My brother was sexual abused by a social worker for years he has carried this and not told me till yesterday when I found it in a news paper that he wasn’t the only one at Stonecross boarding school this has happened to social service protect their own

          3. What happened to me to send me into care was sexual abuse as a young child up until 11yrs of age but what happened after in Blackbrook house School for girls was something coupled together that has taken me till I was 35yrs old to start figuring out what the hell had happened to me….drugs and prison were prominent in my life….till I have no more breath in my body I will speak out we can never let these stories die… ever….

        2. I was abused at silverbrook childrens home in south wales in 1996-1997 i received a letter saying that social services had dealt with him in their own way, I am still awaiting a reply from the police 🙁

      2. Are the places named, historic accounts where the perpetrators are no longer working there, or are these recent cases of abuse and the accused people are still employed there. Some of these homes listed I recognise the names from past events, but have become good, caring, safe places to be since the rats have been exposed and dealt with

        1. Mostly historic Colin, although there are a number of establishments on that list which are currently being investigated. A number are now closed, and there are also a few on the list which have been demolished for some years now and no longer exist of course.

          1. Riverside assessment centre salisbury, can you tell me anything about the allegations?

          2. You would have to ask somebody who was there Chris. This is a list of places where abuse has been alleged only, except for the cases where convictions have been obtained. Which are highlighted

      3. You’re missing St. Josephs School, Ashwicke Hall, Marshfield nr Chippenham in Wiltshire. All girls place run by ‘Sisters of Mercy’ who incidentally showed none! Those nuns had us scrubbing the varnish off parquet flooring, with wire wool, one block at a time and it had to be in the direction the block ran, my fingers bled! Twice a week we were given a big bar of green soap, a bucket and a cloth….had to scrub and wipe the corridor floors of such a place you could barely see the other end, up the left hand side then back down the right, and if the nuns didn’t like you they’d kick the bucket over and you’d start again. Worth mentioning I was there because my family was broken, not because I did anything wrong. It was also common place to wake up in a different children’s home miles away and not know how or why you were there. No one has been prosecuted, and for those of us lucky enough to come out the other side and actually be in employment, there is no recourse for compensation as the wages aren’t enough to pay a solicitor. Not only were we abused we were denied an education, something I have spent my whole life playing catch up with.

          1. TO ALL CARE LEAVERS: There is a group in Parliament called the All Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers. I have been attending for about 15 years and was one of the Care Leaver founder members of the group.
            Any Care Leaver is permitted to attend these meetings.

            If you would like to attend these meeting contact the Who Cares? Trust.

            The WC? Trust administrates but does not own these meetings. Meetings are attended by Care Leavers of all ages, care agencies, social workers, NGOs, MPs and members of the House of Lords.

          2. Can’t find anything about the Family group home, Wastwater Avenue, Workington. It was a place where most boys were prey to the manager.

        1. Cal you donot have to see a solicitor you should be able to speak to a speaclist Detective who prosecutes these sorts of cases .

          In the area where the abuse took place ring the nereast police station they should be able to help you.

          I was sucessful in my case.

          And no I don’t trust or talk to the police.(usually).

      4. Dr Garrets in Conwy was an amazing place with so many happy children. The staff were amazing and caring. Google Dr Garrets and also Facebook and see all the smiling children and beautiful stories, memories and comments that are on there. I know because went there and so did my Brothers. Happy times.

      1. I was at Penhill, Headlands in Penarth and in Dinas Powis for a short time..

        I know a few lads who were in Abergele Road though.

        You are welcome to contact me at any time via the email address on the main page of the blog, if you need any help or advice with anything.

        1. I have emailed you outlaw and not had a reply. My partners seen “his” name this page already that’swhy it’s brought it all back, and is really confused what to do.

          If he had been listened to years ago this may not have happened to others. And now my partners seen he’s not alone with what happened.

          We have picture evidence of the abuse, the police have and hospital have too but was dropped and th person was still aloud to work there.

          If you could give some advice would much apriciate it.

          1. I have just emailed you. I do apologise but I was trying to track down a suitable agency which is trustworthy. JJ

          2. i think you could trust Voices from Care and they are based in Wales, as a trusted org.

    2. Abuse went on with a member of staff called Sylvia Moore at Silverbrook in Pontypridd South Wales
      I ran away in 1982

      1. hi ruth, i was also in silverbrook around the same time as u, i saw things go on in silverbrook that no child or young person should see or hear!! pontypridd social services had a duty of care to me, i was under a care order untill i was 18 they had parental rights over me and were supposed to make sure i was safe and cared for…. RUBBISH, the level of ill treatment at silverbrook should have been investigated it never was… SECURE UNIT????

        1. Silverbrook was horrendous, I left there in 79. Being held in the secure unit was standard each time I was returned by the police after running away. The cell was worse than any police station and there was no privacy to go to the loo or have a bath, no one spoke to you for almost a week including the people who brought your meals, it was nothing but torture. If we treated our own kids that way now they would take them off us!

          1. Hi don’t no I am 43 now and I was in a place called bug Lawton hall Congelton I was there and moved from do to dorm. But one of the carers used to drag me out and leather me with slipper belt regularly and also put me out side in freezing cold but always get me back in before teachers came to work I don’t think this bastard shudder do that to kids now I’m 43and you can ask my wife even though she nous nothing I find slleeep at night alwAys thinking thanks Bob

          2. I’m Denise Smith I was in silverbrook too I was locked up in there secure unit your absolutely right no one spoke to you it was worse than prison you was degraded if you had a bath because you would be watched by female and male staff they had no right to keep us locked up and degraded like that I was also witness to lots of sexual abuse to other girls.

          3. I was in silver brook for a while In 1979 and was also locked in a cell for a week . I had no contact with any one , except when food was brought in. It was a horrendous place & I’m still having mental health problems 40 years later. I was also in Coed glas in Abergavenny & that place was pretty bad too .

        2. this place was horrible and i fail to see where the human rights covered us as mentioned below the treatment was awful

  2. Amazed at how many I had been in but even more amazed that others I’d been in are not named despite being closed down because of nasty incidents.

        1. I went to that school in 1974 – 5. It was ok and the Headmistress was understanding although there was one, P Wright, an obese welshman who was physically abusive and a liar.

      1. I was in a place called Maes yr Eglwys in church village , pontypridd ( next door to Silverbrook) I spent a few months there and a lot of abuse went on to myself & others. I was then moved to Silverbrook where it carried on.

  3. Oaktree Clinic (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) Knaphill in Woking. I was one section during 97/98. Nurses very voilent towards patients as well as many other incidents of serious concern. Closed down shortly after I left. Then reopened as a secure unit for adolescent aged people.

    Eastbourne DOP at the Eastbourne DGH. Various nurses convicted of sexual offences on patients whilst they were sedated. Although nurses have been convicted they still got a slap on the wrist.

    Buckland School in Hampshire. Some teachers and staff used to bully people. One kid took his life becuase of it. Got closed down shortly after I left. One kid who at the time was the only black kid in the school was subjected to daily racist abuse by the PE teacher and most of the school staff and pupils joined in. Also some staff physically assaulted pupils. I got my head slammed against a brick wall during lunch. The whole school witnessed it and said nothing, despite blood running down my neck.

  4. Im posting about Abergele rd home-Trowbridge Cardiff my partner has just 2days ago made his statement to the police about abuse 20years ago the police did say some incidents have been reported, but atm we dont know much.
    We see the awful man around Trowbridge alot hes still free anyone with any information please postback, we know he hurt loads more boys he was a leader in scouts and a football club.

        1. My partner was abused by the same person 20 years ago also. Police were involved when he was in the home but got dropped And he was still Allowed to work there .

          1. The charges were dropped because there was no evidence . Dental records were handed over

  5. I was at Forde Park for 4 years, never saw or heard of any abuse going on. In fact I had a great time there…. My main concern now would be, if so many of these institutions were abusing youngsters which is being claimed, as it is a well known fact that the abused goes onto become an abuser themselves, how many of you have gone onto abuse? The reason I ask, is if so many were abused as claimed this country must now be rife with paedophiles…. Correct?

    1. Not so, I personally know very few who have gone on to abuse others, so this ‘fact’ which is mostly put about by the mainstream Media and tame psychologists is based on what evidence exactly?

      I have been in some great care homes where abuse was later reported, I have also highlighted elsewhere on this blog how there have been cases where the police and the media have ‘encouraged’ people to come forward and exaggerate their ill-treatment for cash payments.

      That is no way a reflection on the genuine cases of childhood abuse, both physical and mental that has occurred. But as with everything these days, even that is wide open to manipulation, greed and deception.

      It is separating the genuine survivors from those who use the tag to enhance their status, reputation or finances, both online and in real life is where the main problem seems to exist.

      I abhor any form of abuse and will highlight it wherever I find it, but I will also never be blinded by hysteria and media-fuelled hype which only serves to cast suspicion on anybody who has ever worked with children.

      I want the truth, period…

      Nothing else will suffice.

      1. The evidence is based on those who come before the courts and use the excuse “I was abused” in their mitigation defence. As far as the Police are concerned I was hounded by them to give a statement three times over a space of eighteen months, even though I told them from the outset that I had never witnessed or received any kind of abuse and more to the point never heard any kind of conversation at my time at the school. They kept coming back for more and more information which never differed from my original statement, they even went as far as naming those who were accused. I’m not sure if any of the ex boys details who claimed nothing happened were passed on to the defence team or whether it was just those boys who claimed they were abused. As someone who spent their entire childhood in the care system in several different homes across the country, I can only speak as I found and the only kind of sexual liaisons I found to happen were in mixed homes amongst the children themselves or teenagers if you prefer and indeed this happened to me. I was 10 and she was 13, did she abuse me? Probably yes, has it effected me in later life? Hardly.
        I honestly believe that if the compensation element had been removed from the equation then far fewer prosecutions would have taken place. Don’t get me wrong, not for one minute do I dispute that sexual abuse has not over the years taken place in our care system and it probably still continues to this day, but I don’t believe it is any higher that what goes on behind closed doors in normal households and it is certainly not just an issue for the institutions to deal with…

        1. I think its pretty obv more abuse happens in care homes its like I read .. If u like maths become a banker..u like cooking become a chef..u like abusing defenseless kids work in a childrens home..
          & as for it being a ‘fact’ abused kids go on to be abusers that’s a stupid idiotic thing to say/think..A lot of people who read this are looking for support & help I dont think your views will do that..they dont do it for the money they do it for justice, to try & be free from their mental prison they’ve been locked in and hopefully to save some other kid..maybe a few have done it for the money but thats not what this sites about really

        2. I have to agree with u social services claim that if you have been abused you will abuse load of bollocks was anyone at Norton Thorpe hall denby dale or archways nurturing unit at Shropshire as my son was both places and he was abused according to him but 5 years after making that allegation he was the social services coerced him to making allegations against me his mother even though I hadn’t seen him since he was 12 until he was 19 years old social services also have a thing about people who suffered domestic abuse they do not help or support them it is a known fact that anyone who suffers domestic abuse also lose their children because of neglect as they blame the parent for the abuse that they cannot escape from as it follows them the facts are 90% of children from victims of domestic abuse are taken into care for neglect fact that 10% lose their lives and the parent commits suicide some of them cases the parents are forced to move back to a house where there is danger of abuse from any person the ex partner knows it’s also these children that are more vulnerable to abuse in care

          1. I was at nortonthorpe hall and yes some members of staff and Mrs Hughes Mr his ghes wife was a nasty piece of work m r marchant got a sick thrill in hurting children

        3. I had to comment on this as I feel your statement is incorrect. I know first hand of the abuse that went on in several childrens homes, I can tell you it would have been kinder to send us to prison! I am one person who has nothing to gain by speaking out, compensation is never going to be an option as I work, and if you work there is no legal aid to fund a case. I never had an education, everything I learned I did from 16 onwards when they turfed me out of a home and into a bedsit. I will never be a high earner, there aren’t enough years left to catch up on the early school years, the university….. the period of healing and stability…..therefore I can never afford to bring any action myself. My words here today are motivated only by sadness that I am one of thousands, only some took their lives because people did not believe them.

        4. I agree with Barney. I was in The *system* from aged 10 until 17 and never came across any sort of abuse apart from bullying. Though rumours always abound, but I suspect that was just gossip.
          Sadly abuse, like many things these days, has turned into a compensation culture and tall stories abound because it is profitable. It does a great disservice to the genuine victims of abuse. Don’t get me wrong, ALL perverts should be hung, drawn and quartered. I sincerely believe so little is done because many in public service, judges etc are themselves perverts, as the tabloids often show.
          I was at Boyles Court (on this list) a few times from 1970, and other children’s homes/institutions and have nothing but pretty much happy memories, if being incarcerated can ever be *happy*. I was a naughty boy and deserved everything I got regards being locked up. I had God on my side too, clearly, which really helped as there were many dodgy moments where I could have come to great harm. Not least the obvious abuse issues within homes. There is also a book by someone who *claimed* much abuse, cant recall it at the moment, but having read it I doubt very much the validity as the side stories just dont ring true when it comes to living in care. I highly suspect abuse was a distinct minority, rather than the *norm* as seems to be claimed these days. I obviously met 100s of inmates over time, and some of my own family too were incarcerated at different times and places.

          As an aside. If anyone does wish to consider publishing a book, they can do it via Amazons excellent CREATESPACE facility. Its free, easy peasy and you can publish as little as one book for your own use. They will also distribute via the worldwide resources. So make use of it, these stories need telling.

      2. i would just like to say i have been in all those homes in Cardiff and around tom and his family since i was 10 years old.all you lying scum bags all of you know nothing bad went on and if it did why did you all spend years going to toms for food money and help ??????? all that family did was to give us all help and support .child abuse at army camp pmsl it did not happened .abuse at the homes or at tom lot ho made these false lies up to get money from the courts so you used tom and his family .you all know that none of you where abused.and your just after money the same as all those o.a.p.s you have all stolen from over the years just to get your drugs .not even your own families wanted to know you so you all pick on those how did try there best.well i can tell you all now i will be giving my evidence in court over you all and what relay happened in care and what you where all like.and did just to get your drugs and drink and when the truth is out and that all your lies are proven i hope you all rot in prison as you don’t even deserve a life in the real world .i hope you all start thinking ho i am and the homes i lived in with you all because i will do any thing and spend any thing to prove you have all lied about tom and his family .but one thing straight i don’t need to lie .like you lot have . tome and his family have so many good friends and so much help it will back fire on you all .i cant wait to give my evidence against you all ???????????

        1. Thankyou very much for coming on this site and supporting my father Thomas Bean . I totally agree with you that these people are total liars ,out for themselves with no regards for anyone else . The thing is there are real victims of abuse who need support , but you have time wasters like Robert Jones who use up resources that real victims need. The thing is the claims against Thomas Bean have just made his family and friends stronger . The sad thing is that my parents would still offer help and support to people who need it .We are gathering evidence eveyweek and working closely with different organisations to prove my fathers innocence , but unfortunatley theses things take time , meanwhile an innocent husband , father and grandfather remainds behind bars . Fortunatley Tom has lots of love and support and is coping well with prison life . Thankyou again for you kind words of support .

          1. I have a question I read that he went to appeal to reduce his sentence not to appeal against his conviction, why did he not appeal against the conviction but just the sentence if he’s innocent?

    2. Hi Barney
      Obviously you were one of a minority who never suffered at the school which is good for you as to your comment about the abused turning into abusers yes this may happen in some cases ie: William Goad I guess this case is what you are getting some of your info from I know and work with the Survivors of Forde Park School and find your comments quite distressing as the damage that was done to people that went to Forde Park they would never want anyone to suffer that which is the reason they have been campaigning for years and still are and are at the forefront of the current enquiry .

    3. Barney I was at Forde Park and I can assure you terrible abuse happened frequently. I can also assure you that not all abused become abusers.

  6. I have friends who were abused by staff in care homes. I have a friend who was abused by residents, but also have friends who were well looked after. I think its unforgivable and sickening that it happened to anyone but i don’t think we can say it happened to everyone.

  7. Abuse is subjective and overrated. Pain for one is agony for another and agony for one is pleasure to another and I should know. I endured years of physical and mental distress.. I overcome them and began to cause distress to others. I went from being hit to hitting, being slapped to slapping, being tortured to torturing. Receiving tattoo’s to tattooing. I bullied whereas previously I was bullied, I turned and faced instead of staring at the ground. Lots of my ilk did the same.

    We survived and thrived on it and some remember the rationale behind their behaviour and attempted to amend their own mind sets and change the way they had been nurtured in an unnatural way. Some succeed but most don’t. Again, 30 years after leaving the residential setting i find myself in a minority of success’s. Not suicidal, educated, dr drink free, but I am a heavy marijuana user, father, husband and strict pack leader. None of which would have been obtained had I not the determination and the bastard will that the state tried to prevent me from seeking. It’s left to those who’ve got the ability to use that ability to try and assist and educate the lay men among the populace.

    Anyone else who hasn’t experienced what they are attempting to change might discover the best and easiest way for them to contribute to any advancements would be to seek and understand the experiences of those best experienced. You wouldn’t ask a butcher for advice about dove tail joints in furniture would you?

    Anyone seeking to further their knowledge on the abuse of children in children’s homes or foster homes or any establishment for that matter, should first ask; what experience the provider of such information has of any of the latter? Only then can the seeker be sure to know that the advice is from an experienced provider. Easy for me to say I know but that’s the way I see it. Academics will die fighting to offer their advice and educational approach. Medically qualified boggled eyed folk will die fighting to have their approach favoured. The law rules the roost as far as its concerned and the head in the clouds do gooders will use the media in all its guises (mags, papers, tv etc,) to enhance their position as the fountain of all knowledge on child abuse issues.

    Individuals must decide for themselves who’s who. But don’t just take an online account of any sort as true and honest if it involves having to search for the real author. Few of us who’ve got it want to hide it. What good would that do for the following generations? What was the question again? duh

    1. That is why those ‘who were there’ have got to be seen to be credible, and who can lend their considerable experiences to those genuine people who seek nothing more than to find the truth and ensure it never happens again.

      That should be the only legacy.

      I agree 100% that the whole matter has become tainted and has been reduced to a hysterical witch hunt, almost entirely fuelled by the media.

      Insurance companies stamping their authority, County Councils, Regional Police Forces and Social Service Departments closing ranks and protecting their own interests, organised whisper campaigns and blatant attempts to spread disinformation and cause chaos on the Internet and beyond.

      And who has been overlooked once again?

      Those who were actually there and can tell the real story….

      The Victims.

      1. I think we can coherently smash these fools with our logic and reason, hence they try to keep us types right out of the way, silenced, using any means available to them.

      1. i was at bryn estyn with daz and i am waiting for the day that the law finally catch up with the fucking snake is he still claiming to be a victim for compo aint seen his grinning mug on tv lately maybe that is why he spends all day trolling ppl on twitter and is still lying about everything nothing changes with billy liar the nasty lying fucking gog freak

  8. You haven’t mentioned stonham childrens home cheltenham where I was constantley abused phyisicly and mentaly abused

  9. I started my life in care at Monks Barn in Reading at the age of 5, was moved to Kersey Crescent in Newbury around 6 months later. At 10 I was sent to Curridge House near Hermitage at 12 I was sent to a kids home in Windsor around 3 months later I was sent to Thornbury House in Kiddlington, a few months later I was sent to Forde Park School (Red House, Barnes Dormitory) where I was to remain till I was 16 and left to join the army. In those 11 years I never saw or heard about any abuse, let alone experience it either sexually, mentally or physically in any of these homes. Yet apparently it was rampant……… How lucky was I?

    1. Re Curridge House. If you were at Curridge House in the mid-70s and managed to avoid all other types of abuse at Curridge House, you would have not been able to avoid being forced to take two yellow pills each day.

      I would be interested to know who was in charge there when you were there and when you were there?

      I was there and you are the only other person I’ve ever heard of who was there too.

      Incidentally, the telephone number for Curridge House was Hermitage 666

      1. Sincere apologies No 31, have only just revisited this site after many years. Yes I remember the pills and the cane. Usher was in charge with the grand title of superintendent. Twine was another chap there along with a teacher who needed two walking sticks to get by, Rose was the gardener. Went to Torquay, Monmouth and Bognor Regis for summer holidays. Was certainly abused by Usher, understood he was killed in a car accident. Only lad I remember was the one I ran away with, only to be picked up by the police an hour later and taken back.

  10. I noticed the assessment centre at burley in wharfedale is mentioned in the list I was there when I was 15 in 1976

  11. I was in st Joseph’s in Nantwich , Cheshire, from 79/82, and things were as described numerous times over the years,but unless you were there,living breathing the existence,you can only imagine the fear,social exclusion and sheer degredation people endured !

    1. I was in st Joseph 79/81 that place still haunts me to this day sexuall abuse and bullied buy staff I can’t think of the Scouses name one of the staff blonde hair he had he worked with another worker small glasses please help me name them.

  12. Has anyone any experiences of doctor garretts convalescent home, Conwy in the eighties mine were all good btw just noticed it was on the list and wondered what stories Outlaw has on this place seeing that it was included?

    1. Fingers crossed its not got any bad stories. Staff were all lovely. Kids seemed to always be happy.

  13. I was in Ashbank House, York, in early 1971. I was 12 years old and I wasn’t the youngest there.

    It was an absolute torture chamber run by a lunatic called Cother and his vicious, cruel wife. They were assisted in my day by a man called Wilson….he wasn’t too bad, I suppose but then by what yardstick am I judging him? Another man called Frasier was an instigator who Wilson seemed to follow.

    Mrs Cother’s mother used to come on a weekend from Scarborough and she was an utter psychopath. She hit me around the head with a milk pan and knocked me out!

    The beatings and violence meted out in Ashbank was at a level that it is difficult to imagine unless you were there. I doubt that too many people reading this would ever treat a 12 year old like they treated me.

    There were also issues of forced heavy Labour and psychological abuses that I can’t be bothered to go in to.

    1. just read your article about crowther and his wife in York I was there in 1965 I was 13 and I still think of that bastard even today they were both evil bastards

  14. Posting links to destructive scripts is another thing that will not be tolerated here.

    Some advice?

    Try a little harder.

    *Outlaw’s Edit*

  15. The Close isn’t near York, it was in Northallerton.

    I was there ’77 or ’78 and I was also at Stockton Hall between ’80 and ’83.

    I would be interested in tracing David Hutchins or Hutchinson who was subject to abuse with me after he and I had a fight after lights out and was thrown against a wall by a member of staff before being taken to the boot room and then being hammered.

    Also I’d be interested in tracing Nikki Cooke who witnessed another member of staff giving me a good hiding in the play ground one afternoon and said he would have spoke up for me when they “investigated” my allegations of this at the time.

    1. there a david hutchinson in stockton /middlesbrough can be found through karen hutchinson

  16. I was at Woodend Assessment Centre, Atherton, Wigan, and also at St Thomas Moore, Formby.

    Between 1997 and 1981 Both places dished out severe sexual and physical abuse.

    Woodend was worse for physical abuse and beatings, St Thomas Moore worse for sexual abuse.

    I even absconded, told my social worker, he took me back and told me to say nothing, just keep my head down and he would see what he could do, three days later I was beaten and given an hour long body and cavity search by the usual staff member.

    Constantly being told, if you say anything, you will stay in care, you will never go home, you will go straight to prison once you turn 18.. At 14yrs old you don’t know any better.

    Although never actually raped, I had regular body searches and regular beatings.

    Staff coming into your bedroom at night was not uncommon..

    I still ask myself, why me ?

    What did I do wrong, did I deserve it, was I a bad child?

    I even resigned myself to it being the “norm”.

    33 years later and I am finally able to bring some closure hopefully, as I am now making it known to the authorities for the very first time.

    Its so sad to find out just how many other people at these institutions went through the same abuse as well.

    1. Think you might be a bit mixed up here St Thomas Mores Senior Approved School was in Birkdale Southport, Formby was the Location of St Vincents Junior Approved School.

  17. Speaking as a person who grew up in group homes and institutions, I have to say only two out on the 7 homes I had been in helped me and didnt abuse the privilege of prescriptions. Children in homes are lab rats for physical, emotional, and drug abuse .

    1. Your comment about children being lab rats for all types of abuse is absolutly spot on. Mike (nicko) Nixon

  18. Just want to THANK outlaw for this site, amazing.

    About time someone stood up & told it how it is.

    This site has helped me & My partner enormously. Inspiration.

  19. I remember the fat twat the bully Mr mills from Woodend and I also remember the sadist from holmea Bothstown He was into spanking bare bottoms with his hairbrush. god il like to meet them now it would be so much fun!

  20. I need info on mill house remand, Carlisle
    It ruined my life I have never told anyone about what took place there, it hurts to much

  21. I would love to name names .. I had the worst school ime in royd edge . The headmaster was a very violent and nasty man .. I was 12 when he beat me . And carried on till I was 15..ROYD EDGE SOMETHINK OUT OF A HORROR STORY

      1. Mr parry yesss well can’t forget him can we……….I remember the incident where one of the lifeted another girls skirt and we all got sent to the dormitory I got the blame for it because I wouldn’t say who did it Mr parry dragged me off the dormitary down the stone steps by my hair and threw me up against the door to the cellar by his office. I fell threw the door and Mr g grabbed me and told Taffy to back off he then kicked me out of the school and told the police I had ran off I was then put in a cell before my mother came and collected me

    1. Hi Lee do u remember Tracy guite i was a pupil and mr parry beat me up for something that had nothing to with me then kicked me out knowing my family lived in london so i went to kevin mc cryatals house where i was then arreseted and placed in a cell till my mother came from london to get me x i never went back to royd edge after thatx

      1. I remember val gough she used 2 take a slected few 2 the gym & always stripped naked in the sauna & encouraged her selected few 2 do as she did & she lived in a trailer home & always took some pupils 2 her trailer …omg , flash backs I had forgotten about 🙁

        1. Hello Susan I remember most of you in here and Lee and lecky from royd edge they called me me matty do you remember me

  22. I remember the fat twat the bully Mr mills from Woodend and I also remember the sadist from holmea Bothstown He was into spanking bare bottoms with his hairbrush. god il like to meet them now it would be so much fun!

    Local press Woodend remand centre being investigated operation Milan, ah well what goes around comes around its called karma Bet theres some twitchy bums out there!

  23. I went to royd edge school, meltham, holmfirth, Huddersfield from 82/83-86..iv blocked it out for many yrs until something reminded me so today I looked it up & discovered it has been shut down for many years ..I remember the child abuse that went on there at that place ..I wasnt realy abused much myself but they where certain pupils (vulnerable children) that got physical abuse (black eyes, bruises & so on from being beaten up ) by the teachers & other things that went on 🙁

    1. Hi sue I remember you we were really gud friends my name is lecy im the one you gave me a coat I was the vulvulnerable one you looked after me xx

      1. the name rings a bell..where u the girl from Manchester. .sorry its took me so long 2 reply x thank u 4 responding il keep an eye out on here 4 a reply 😀

          1. I remember you lexy this is tracy guite and I know remember u too sue we knew u as Susan x

  24. Hi, Jimmy. You can add Talfryn (Holywell North Wales) to the list of abusive ‘Schools’. I was there in 84/5 ish and can speak from experience, I met an ‘Ex-Resident’ recently who I remember telling me his experiences at the time, before I got out of the window for the umpteenth time. His experiences were definitely real, and I know pock-faced freaky Tony, the villain, was being investigated by Lancashire Social Services in the early 90’s as he had moved on

  25. Brookside school in shropshire later became known as Milverton Court and richard groome was working at milverton in 82 and not 84 as the waterhouse inquiry suggests. Brookside school closed in 1979 amid abuse allegations but children still remained there.

  26. I was in Kirklevington Detention Centre in July 1977 I was only 14 years of age and was physically assaulted on a regular basis, I took some proper beatings at this place and was given an extra week for trying to escape with a friend, they made an example out of us and this place was like a barbaric concentration camp where they also held food back and treated us like animals, I will never forget those horrible bastards they were barbaric, cruel, and sick. I also attended Tongue Park and Burley in Wharfdale assessment centre when I was 12 years of age and was beaten in these places too, these people really impacted on my life in a negative way since I hated anything associated with uniform or authority.

    1. Me to Keith I was there in 1981 a truly evil place where violence was excepted as part of the culture. Decent officers wouldnt have lasted 2 mins there they would have stood out . From the minute you arrive where you receive the welcome kicking you recieve or witness it on a daily basis

  27. I. Was in dowdswell court school Cheltenham and red hill royal phillantropic redhill Surrey from 1977. I was in for 7 month 2 weeks and 5 days, people look at me and see a hard man, I look in the mirror and I see, a fucked up broken man that was seriously fucked up as a child, I would like to say that I’m ok, I’m 48 yrs old and I’m alive, I can be thankful for that, but sometimes I wish I wasn’t I still remember the beatings I took when I was younger, by the staff and older boys who were made to beat the younger kids, or they would get hurt, it’s what made me turn into the hard man people see, yeh I can fight I have all my life, everyday is a fight, it has ruined 2 marriages and my kids without me as their dad, I destroy everything that is good in my life cos I can’t stop thinking about when I was younger, I always ask the same question why didn’t my parents want me, why did they put me in care,
    I may never know

    Thanks at least I’m not alone in this

  28. Unbelievable and heart-wrenching stories. I’ve always known the world was a hard place, but I had no idea there was so much horror going on against little children like this. Just wanted to say that you have all opened my eyes a little bit about this subject. The hypocrisy of state-sponsored “do-gooders” never ceases to amaze me. You are very much in my prayers, Mr. Dungey, as are you all.

  29. dial park childrens home in offerton stockport shud be on there
    i also lived in bryn alyn
    how great the care system was in the 80’s and 90’s

    1. Hi I remember you I tried 2 look 4 you last year !! We were in miss Brophy s class together you were came from nortanthorp with an other girl called tracy !! I remember that nite you went I gave a dress that I made in needlework I always wondernd where you went them stone stone stairs have a lot 2 answer 4 x

      1. That’s right x peekaboo I don’t know how to email you back lol I been looking for pupils for years but only found a handful x even though we all suffered their the truth is and we not of always got along I class every one their pyils as family x I would love to catch up with pupils x

    2. The police wont do anything about physical or emotional abuse !! Tracy they only interested in sexual abuse cases even solicitors have said that they are hard cases 2 prove !! Most of royd edge has been knocked down now I went back in early 2000 to lay ghost and believe me I brought back more I wish I never gone back !! X

      1. That so wrong lexy x all the kids suffered their x do you remmeber Mr gee x he stopped Mr parry from nearly killing me down the cellar steps x and miss Gough also sexually interfere with girls x

      2. Leah I was sexually interfered with by mrs Gough and as much as I can admit here I can’t speak about it x

      3. hi leah you are exactly right even with proof the police are under instruction by the government to brush all physical abuse cases off because there are far too many victims coming forward and the police will tell you to take up a case in the civil courts against the perpetrator but if you retain no evidence etc then you sadly have no chance.what i can tell you is that if you have very low single income or low joined income or benefits etc then you can get full civil court hearings and case for very little or for free,i have been very lucky that i have been able to gather a mountain of evidence against 2 local authority councils of whos care and homes i was in and under from 1979-1985 of where in 2 homes i suffered serious abuse and i am at the moment in correspondance with 2 defence solicitors and believe me im going to bury both these child abuse condoner local councils and i cant wait and when my cases are won im going to add my full story on here with all the information you need and what to do to bring cases against bastards like these and hopefully the cases will be over by november and i doubt they will go beyond the 1st stage of civil court.

  30. Hi. I came across this site accidentally whilst searching up former residents . at first I was like finally a site to let off steam about our crappy bullied lives as children within the care system . I’ve read a few stories on here and posted a few of my own.however whilst reading I came across a paragraph where it stated those that were abused go onto abuse. Hmmmm well does this mean that the people who abused us were abused themselves. Then how did they get into the system of working with children. I beg to differ……these people who abused the majority came from good homes a life of riley and they took advantage of vunerable children because back then they could why because as children then the child was never listened too. I could sit here and tell you some horror stories my self which will also include family ex members, but I won’t. The point I am making is this most of children who were abused have become better adults than society in general because we know what it’s like to be emotionally/ physically, and sexually abused the majority of us have been more protective of our off spring .I say the majority of child abusers are those who have had a cushy life and think they would not be suspected so judge the right people not the ones who suffered at the hands of those monsters . believe me if anyone ever hurt my babies and I have nine of them I would do time .

    1. That was simply the opinion of one person, which I also strongly disagree with Tracy.

      However, one of the purposes of this list is for people to air their opinions and open them up for discussion.

      That was the only reference to abused people going onto become abusers, as only a tiny minority of people actually believe that to be the case.

      Its usually only the abusers who try to excuse their actions by using that as a defence or a justification in my opinion.

      So you find that it’s not a popular opinion among survivors, but is usually rolled out by stuffy academics, politicians and paedophile gatekeepers.

    2. thats exactly how I came across this site “by pure accident” , to this day I haven’t told anyone the full story , just got on with life , its made me a stronger person & a much better 1 ..I did try to research a little about royd edge school & have learned that kirklees council where prosecuted & settled out of court to a few former pupils but it didnt mention names , because iv blanked it out for many many years I find it hard remembering names .

      1. Hi sue its lecy I remember val gough !! It was mr breslin who went 2 prison 4 abuse !!! And Tracy I remember her aswell them stone stairs omg mr parry wot a twat &mr newby he was horrible and sly I never forgot loads ov things especially the ones where we had to go on them list every friday they use 2 embarrass us with them I was always on negative! ! The things that went on were endless but there were some really gud careing people who genuinely did care about us xxx

        1. I remeber mr breslin he used to live in york because he took some of us to his house once ..the stone stairs 🙁 I remember a girl being dragged (must have been tracey) & blood on walls 🙁 yeah I do hope mr parry met his karma ..he was an evil evil person ..yeah im beginin to remember you more lecy 😀 its been along time blocking it out x

          1. I remember that thing on a fri in the hall/canteen ..we all sat in a circle ..& u had to say negative or positive with an asterix or something like that x

          2. Hi sue mr breslin lived in the school with his dog called bracken !! & Tracy left after you do you remember wen Ist came 2 royd edge I had really long hair then had it cut like yours mr parry went mad at me!! Tracy was in my class if its the rite one im thinking of I think it is I to found this site by accident I was looking for something else xx

          3. it must have been someone elses house he took us to that day… I rremember the dogs name bracken .. maybe it was someone else who got dragged down the stairs , I just remember all blood on the walls , where the phone was at the bottom of the boys stairs & the police came but mr parry told someone to keep them away from that area so they didnt see it x

          4. I had some crazy hairstyles , I hope it wasn’t the skin head with the fringe look x iv always remembered a girl lexy so yeh that must be you x I remember other names also but dont no if im allowed to mention names without their knowledge x do u remember julie johnson , few yrs ago I heard she’d died of a drugs overdose x 🙁

          5. Hi yea its me lexy lol I heard julie johnson had died aswell and so did a few others but I dont know if its fair 2 say anything about them but the blood wasnt Tracy it was when someone nearly fell through the skylight I was there x I know loads of years have past but if you will have you an email address and I can inbox you xx

          6. Hi I think we could do with a gud talk me &you sue I wud b lovely 2 have a gud chat about stuff & refresh r memories about things xx

          7. That’s right Susan x I’ve always remembered everything but you know what some of the kids are so traumatised they have gone into hiding and theirs lives have been shattered by those nasty bxxxxccds x

    1. I was at Garth house Preston in 77 for a couple of months. Eton Lodge Liverpool 77-79. Meadowcroft Preston 79-81. Anyone about around those times I would be interested to hear from you. I would also be interested in knowing if anyone has successfully managed to bring a case to court against a social worker or indeed social services. I have thought a lot recently about seeing a solicitor regarding blatant lies on my file that can be proved to be incorrect and for ignoring a childs accusations and needs. Any advice/comments on this would be greatly appreciated

      1. Kay, I think only you will know if it is the right thing to do. Just remember that it could trigger a lot of unhappy memories for you. I was abused by my stepfather and when I spoke out I was disbelieved and my sister and one of my brothers no longer speak to me. I found it very traumatising. I’m in no way trying to put you off, only trying to give my take on it. It is just a horrible position for you to be in, but if you feel strong and are in otherwise good mental health with a good family/friend support system, then it could actually be cathartic for you. These monsters should never be allowed to get away with what they do to innocent children. I wish you luck and happiness in whatever you decide to do….Jules x

    2. I was abused by Mr Lowe and his wife bullied me, Mr Grundy was a disgusting man, I never told anyone found this site trying to trace other victims 1984 1985

      1. Hi Kiki I was in Garth house same time as you 84/85 Mr Lowe was a letch and touched a lot of us up and his wife bullied All the girls he aimed his unhealthy attentions on, she was a nasty piece of work .Mr Grundy use to come down the girls corridor at shower time try catch us naked the warning would echo down the corridor Grundys here and we would all try cover up before he reached the shower and his wife was very weird too, they use to have the little ones over to their house on site at weekends saying it was to make them feel like they belonged to a family but tbh I shudder to think what went on, I’m sure I remember you though I was 14 and you was slightly older do you remember me or a lad called Craig who was from Rochdale who had run away loads due to being abused, I often wonder over the years about what happened to us all , we were just kids who had a shitty start and those people were suppose to help us not abuse and bully us. Please reply if you see this Shaz T x

  31. Was at woodend 72 or 73 ………………Bad place to be .Just stuffed into a regime of staff bullying felt the fists a few times on my body.

    Nasty horrible staff there in 72 or 73.

    Escaped through a third floor window in my pjs .Caned my ass until it bled .Then got beat up the next day when they caught me .Few weeks of physical abuse .

    1. Hiya Ron I can echo what you say a brutal place I was there in 1977 was beat until I was unconscious , still have nightmares today was run like a army base I was only 14 yrs old and was subjected to physical sexual and mental abuse 6 weeks of hell its about time we had a voice my life has never been normal since I left that hell hole ….. Woodend Assessment centre Atherton Wigan

  32. Update!!!

    Thomas Bean age 60+ who worked in abergele rd kids home 20yrs ago and ex scouts leader was found GUILTY on thursday of 25 historic child abuse offences YESSS he’ll get 20+ yrs in prison 😀

    This sites great as another victim come forward after seeing my original post so thanx outlaw 🙂

    1. Hello Rhian,
      I am just curious as a friend of mine has needed to voice his opinion. Ia there any chance of pm

  33. woodend. evil place, ran by evil bullying thugs. glad to see that the police have already interviewed some again under caution in the latest investigation into that place. “mum, where is Daddy gone?” “well son, he used to work in a care home, hitting kids, now he’s on a special wing with nonces for his own protection..” if only.

  34. Thomas bean sentanced to 16 years jimmy if it wasnent for this site sum witnesses mightnt have gone to police thanx for staying round and for ur private advise n support n kindness & 4 not giving up on us god bless u x

    1. Unfortunately, although there are some awful and genuine cases of abuse on here, this is one of the biggest miscarriages of justice I know of. I was brought up in care homes and Tom looked after me and many others ( and many of us who REALLY know him know he is innocent ); he never once laid a hand on any of us (and there are a lot of us who have offered to give character references in his defence, as we know this case was a farce). There was not ONE shred of evidence against him – just the word of the ‘victims’ (one of these ‘victims’ – Robert Jones/Sutcliffe – actually went to prison for burglary of Tom Bean’s house. Go figure!). Also, the above poster (Rhian) has lied by stating that Tom was once a scout leader – he never was, so why lie, Rhian? I urge all those on this site that believe in the truth to investigate this case further and see how flawed it truly is.

        1. Yes; that is quite correct – quite different from a scout leader. Anyway, that is all by the by.

          Although I respect what you are trying to achieve on this site (naming and shaming REAL paedophiles), I am quite concerned as to the fact that individuals can target any person and accuse them of this most abhorrent of crimes.

          In this particular case – with regards to Tom Bean – unfortunately he was found guilty without any evidence against him whatsoever (this case has certainly changed my opinion on the British legal system; I used to place my faith in it wholeheartedly – not anymore); it was just the ‘victims’ words against his, and the jury obviously believed that no-one would lie about such a thing (or accuse an innocent man in order to claim compensation…).

          I would never, ever defend anyone I thought for one solitary second was a paedophile.


          I have seen the damage first-hand that these manipulating and selfish scumbags do.

          But, Tom Bean is an innocent man, and I believe that one day – hopefully not too far in the future – the truth will out.

          1. Hi James, you have every right to voice your opinions on here and elsewhere, as is anyone else – but I assure you that The Outlaw would ever knowingly name any person who has been accused, without there being evidence to support it.

            Thomas Bean, whether he was innocent or not has been convicted in open court on 22 separate counts, neither you nor I can deny that is true – and thus cannot be disputed.

            I am also more than aware than many innocent men have been falsely accused of being child abusers and Paedophiles, based only on accusations and very little – if no evidence whatsoever – and some of those have been convicted, and sentenced, and unfortunately one of whom, has since died in prison.

            Evidence is now emerging that he was almost certainly innocent.

            If this is indeed ‘A miscarriage of justice’ as you say, the Outlaw is willing to publish any supporting evidence that you or others may have to add weight to this claim, so it can be viewed and/or scrutinised in a fair and balanced manner.

            I guarantee that the readers here will spot the slightest discrepancy or something that simply does not ‘add up’.

            Which will mean of course, that doubt exists.

            I do agree 100% that some people will and have lied, manipulated and also persuaded others to make false allegations against innocent people – for financial gain or spite or to get back at someone they believe has wronged them in some way.

            Only they can answer why they do such things.

            Read the articles on here in regard to the allegations of abuse that were said to have occurred at Bryn Estyn for instance.

            In all cases, a false accusation is an abhorrent act, whatever way you look at it, and personally I find it reprehensible and will do everything within my power to bring any instances I find to people’s attention.

            There are published articles on here, that highlight false allegations and discuss miscarriages of justice James, I think you will find that the Outlaw offers balance – even when other sites are fully prepared to string people up based on no evidence whatsoever.

          2. I am pleased that the Outlaw offers balanced views and that you, yourself, are fully aware that certain individuals make false allegations against others for personal reasons or financial gain (in Tom Bean’s case, one of the ‘victims’, Robert Jones/Sutcliffe, had written a threatening letter to Tom a few years back – after he had been imprisoned for the burglary of Mr Bean’s home).

            As I stated before – if I thought for one second someone was a paedophile, I would have absolutely nothing to do with them. And I certainly would not be openly defending them on websites such as this one. But I – and many, many others – know this man to be innocent; and as I stated before, I believe that one day the truth will out. In the meantime, I know that Tom’s family and many friends and supporters will continue to fight for him and for the truth. Unfortunately, friends of the ‘victims’ have already set up a false facebook page (in Tom’s name) and have sent rather sick and cruel messages to his family members and friends (thankfully this was reported to the police and dealt with), and have also verbally abused certain members of his family in public, which is not fair.

            Anyway, I keep in constant contact with Tom’s family and am always kept up-to-date on the situation; therefore, I shall certainly post on here any supporting evidence that may be discovered in the future.

            I do respect what you are trying to do on this site, although – obviously – I cannot agree with you with regards to this case. As you say, the jury did find Tom guilty; but I would argue that there have been many instances in the past in which an innocent individual has been found guilty and later proved to be totally innocent.

            All the best.

          3. You may find this of interest in regard to people making vindictive claims of abuse against people in North Wales.

            You will find there are some striking similarities.


            I can only work with the evidence presented at the time James, if evidence emerges at a later date which casts doubts upon someone’s guilt, I will of course present that so people can decide for themselves.

            The case of Timothy Evans, another South Walian incidentally, was an example of how an innocent man was hanged for murder in 1950 – based solely on the testimony of the narcissist psychopath John Christie, who was later found to have committed the crimes himself.

            INNOCENT.ORG – Timothy Evans

          4. James why was he found guilty of raping 4 young boys then? Oh so writing a threatning letter to a stinkin scumbag rapist is wrong?? And no financial gain atall robert has a criminal record so we knew from the start he would not get a penny. I wish they still had death sentence I really do. U can call rob a liar all u like cus at the end of the day justice was served. Toms rotting in a cell like he deserves

          5. Rhian, If you are going to argue a point, do make sure you tell the truth. From what I have read, Tom was charged with TWO offences of ATTEMPTED rape – he was not found guilty of ‘raping four young boys’ as you falsely state (although, obviously his friends and family believe him to be totally innocent of any such accusations).

            If this was just about seeing justice served, explain why the ‘victim’s’ friends and relatives constantly tried to intimidate Tom’s family during (and after) the court case? Why did they deserve such treatment? One of them even verbally abused Tom’s grandson on Facebook – why would they go that far? Surely this should have been about getting justice only, not abusing Tom’s family too; but, no, even after the verdict his family have been subjected to such abuse – that says something to me.

      1. Lol I lied because I said scouts not army cadets oh my god that makes the whole case a farce I need locking up !! A peadophile is obv not going to abuse every child..tom was a clever sicko he knew how to play people.

        1. Rhian, as I have stated before, if you or anyone else can present any proof then I would happily listen. Fact is, it was just their word against Tom’s. This whole case was only built on word against word. That is it. No evidence whatsoever. Basically, any one of us can go and accuse someone of sexually abusing us twenty-odd years ago and if the jury fall for it then that is it – no evidence needed. So, yes, I do think this whole case was a complete farce.

        2. Rhian why are you lying we all know Robert will do anything for money, seen as you ant together anymore I hope he has fun spending the compensation money on his own

  35. I wus in bryn estyn and bersham in 1982 before I got shipped to ty mawr I knew mess em about messham and that twat daz laverty they were as bad as the staff even worse sumtimes

  36. I guarantee you there was a childrens home in livingston drive in auigbuth liverpool it was commonly known as number 4 . I was there with my two brothers. Under the sadistic care of peter and norma wetherby

      1. In your earlier post you said ( How did he know where this guy lived to rob his house? ). He knew where this guy lived because everytime Robert was in trouble in the homes he would run to Toms house.

  37. You need to add Rendcomb College, private boarding school for kids aged 3-18 in Cirencester, Glos, onto here ..

  38. You missed the following. Ashbourne Lodge, Winchester ( google it and see the complaints ) , Dennington college , Swimbridge , Devon. St Edwards, Melchet court, Romsey, Hants.

    1. I was (allegedly *Outlaws Edit*) abused by John Duggan at Dennington , quite a few times in his flat . I am Paul Selman.

      1. Paul Selman there’s a name from the past. mr Duggan . i wonder what happened to him.. Darryl Patrick Alexander on facebook

  39. James if you could by any chance give me the name of toms soliciters I knew tom for years and was at abergele and gwbert close for years and was never abused or touched in anyway ever tom was one of the good ones always cared even at my age now he’s a good man and never deserved any of this I will support him in court any day he needs to be out the world will lose a good man otherwise

    1. Hello Gareth. I am pleased someone else has added their voice to the long list of those of us out here that know Tom is an innocent man. You can contact me at my email address and I can give you solicitor details, etc. My address is

      All the best.

      1. Hi James and Gareth I am only too aware that there were/are a number of Care Workers who were falsely accused and were imprisoned for long periods, especially in regard to the North Wales Abuse cases.

        If you want to put together an article, or even some pertinent background, outlining your suspicions and belief as to why you think that this is a miscarriage of justice – The Outlaw would be more than happy to publish it.

        As, if an injustice has indeed been done in this matter, it would be remiss of this site to not attempt to make a case for this belief.

        1. Just a little update seen as tho everyone has gone quiet


          Ex-soldier Thomas Reginald Bean failed in his appeal against his 16-year sentence

          Thomas Bean’s case was heard at London’s Criminal Appeal Court
          A former care home worker and army cadet leader who abused three young boys has been told by top judges he deserved every day of his jail term.

          Ex-soldier Thomas Reginald Bean groomed his victims before molesting them in the 1990s at a care home and a cadet camp.

          The 68-year-old, of Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff, was jailed for 16 years at the city’s crown court in February.

          He was found guilty of 22 counts of indecent assault and two of attempted rape.

          Bean challenged his sentence at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, with his lawyers arguing it was “too long” overall.

          But his complaints were rejected by three senior judges, who said the sentence was “not excessive” for his sickening crimes.

          Related: Locked up – the murderers, drug dealers and other criminals sent to prison in Wales in June

          Bean’s victims detailed the traumatic impact the offences had on their lives and said they would never be able to get over it.

          All three boys were aged under 16 when Bean preyed on them.

          Dismissing his appeal, Mrs Justice Lang said the crimes were so serious that they justified a jail term longer than the guidelines suggested.

          Sitting with Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Lewis, she added: “In our judgment, the sentence passed was neither wrong in principle, nor manifestly excessive.

          “We consider the judge was entitled to take the approach he did.”

          Strand News Service

          1. Hello Suz
            Im Thomas Beans daughter , although my Fathers sentance appeal has been turned down doesnt mean to say we have stopped fighting to prove his innocence. We are working very closely with south wales police , also other organisations who have picked up lots of flaws in the trail and statements taken , so we havent given up or gone quiet. When questions have been put to the so called victims on this site you will see they havent been answered so really there is not point being on here . But one question i havent asked but would like to ,is why would you put a statement on facebook saying we fucked Tom Bean over real good ?? Anyway Thankyou for sharing the information about my father as the people who are on here to support him may not have seen it . I will fight with every breath in my body to prove that these VICTIMS have made all this up it doesnt take a genius to see there conversations on facebook .

        1. Well watch this space as Tom Bean is innocent and it will be proved. There is loads of evidence but due to legal reasons it cannot be discussed. When Tom is found innocent I hope you little lying scumbags suffer as Toms family is suffering.

          1. kirsty whether your dad is innocent or not the facts are that once convicted and sentenced and especially knocked back on appeal in britains justice system you can wave goodbye to your dad until his sentence is completed because in our justice system its a lot easier to convict someone than to win their freedom once they are sentenced.
            judges all know each other they share respect and interests etc and once a judge has sentenced you then other judges wont want to rock the boat by overturning his learned friends ruling and unless you find very strong new evidence for another new appeal then you are pissing in the wind

    2. Gareth, could you contact me again as a matter of urgency as I have information which needs to be passed onto you.

      Many Thanks JJ

  40. James, whilst I appreciate your ingregity of interest into the alleged miscarriage of justice with regards to tom bean there are people who have experianced abuse at his hands who have not takenany action against him due to shame and fear of reprisal by those who didnt experiance this side of his character. This do not mean the allegations subsequently resulting in his conviction were true or otherwise, however nobody is in a position quote with certainty that he is innocent when they do not and cannot truly no this to be case based on their own experiances of tom bean or anybody else. Whilst your commitment to defending someone you believe to be innocent is certainly admirable,
    do not be fooled by what you do not know. Best wishes

    1. We have never verbally abused toms family. We had to phone the police after receiving death threats from his family & 1 member of his family had too be restrained in court after lunging at the victims also another member of his family got banned from the trial for going for a victims sister. Tom ruined robs life, I see it all he wakes up screaming and sweating he sees tom in his dreams, he dreams that tom is raping our 2 young kids. He hates himself, he feels dirty & ashamed, feels that he should of stopped Tom when he was only 11yrs old. Tom treated rob for the most part like a son, he gave him treats, spoiled him, took him too ‘CADETS’ ( even though he wasnt supposed too) he gave him car magazines, he even took him too his own house a number of times ( first full on rape happend on toms water bed after hed given rob some vintage car mags he asked if rob had ever seen a water bed before) so I can see why some boys who he ‘cared’ for would think he was a great guy. Just because he never abused you does NOT make him innocent. Like I said we always knew therd be NO financial gain from this. Rob never would of reported but it came to the point where his self destruction was ruining both our lives he had too try something. Do you really think he deserves to be called a liar?? It was wrong of him too burgle toms house he was 16 when he done it, a fkd up 16 yr old who never knew how to live because the man who was supposed too teach him ruined his life he trusted tom. Please if anyone else on here were abused historically ( or recently) dont let James’s bias comments put u off, its harder with historic abuse because obviously theres not much evidence but its possible as rob & the others found out. Also another man who lives in leeds (brought up in Cardiff) has come forward so maybe more too come. Had to get our side across, im so proud of rob & the others your all amzingly strong dont let other people get u down xx

      1. Rhian, I had to reply to this post (I did not see it until after I replied to your last post) as I would like to publicly challenge some of the things you have stated.

        Firstly, I have never heard of any member of Tom’s family making a death threat to anybody. If you could show any proof of this, I would appreciate it. All I know is that someone in your group verbally abused one of Tom’s grandchildren (as well as other members of his family) on a social media site and have shouted abuse at them in public (why? What have they done to deserve such treatment?). I have never heard your name being mentioned with regards to the verbal attacks on Tom’s family, so no-one is pointing a finger at you.

        Secondly, the member of Tom’s family that you state ‘lunged’ at one of you and had ‘to be restrained’ in court did not do anything of the sort. If they had of acted in that manner, it would have not been acceptable in court. The ‘victim’s’ friends and family were goading Tom’s family from the start of the court case and on the day of the verdict they sat behind his family members and laughed, as well as mimicking the clock from the tv show Countdown; of course, this was done to antagonise Tom’s family even more. There was no need for such behaviour.

        Lastly, you state that I am biased. I am only as biased as you are (in a different way, obviously): you believe that your other half is telling the truth; I – and many others – believe that Tom is telling the truth. It is one word against the other – much the same as the court case.

  41. Hello mark. I respect what you say, but as someone that has known Tom very well for a number of years and also knows the background stories to those that accused him, I am quite definite in my belief in his innocence. Also, after the case, the ‘victim’s’ friends and family members have continued to harass Tom’s family (even going so far as to contact his grandchildren via social media and verbally abusing them); now, I ask, does that sound like people that genuinely want justice or people that have ulterior motives?

    With regards to your claim that there are those that have been abused but are too afraid to come forward, I cannot really comment (as anyone could obviously make such claims). But, I can say – hand on heart – that if I thought for one second that he was guilty, I would have absolutely nothing to do with him. I abhor child abusers as much as the next man and I would never stand by someone I doubted in that regard. If I ever saw any real evidence against an individual, I would have nothing to do with them ever again. I absolutely swear on that (I have personally known victims of such disgusting abuse in my life and I know what it has done to their mental and emotional health).

    Anyway, please feel free to contact me on the following email if you wish to discuss any of this further (I am a decent and honest man and will listen to anything you say without it going any further):

    All the best.

    1. James, thank you for your comments I appreciate your response. I agree entirely that attacks verbally or other wise on Tom’s family are entirely wrong and for whatever motivations cannot be justified in the slightest.

      I feel for them given what they have had to endure anybody directing attacks at them should be dealt with by the courts. I am not aware the circumstances of the individuals involved in this prosecution and therefore cannot comment on their characters, however I would like to learn more about how someone can be imprisoned without allegedly a shred of evidence, for 16 years.

      I feel that, like in many other cases of Paedophiles working for social services, this conviction may provide support and assurance for others to talk about their experiences with Tom Bean without fear of being judged as a cash grabber or trouble maker.

      I also feel it is important to recognize the fact that many convicted paedophilles have had caring relationships with others including children who they have not abused and therefore the views that an individual is not an offender on the basis that they have been nice to others says nothing about their innocence or not in a given case. Regards

      1. Thank you Mark you basically said what I would of liked to have said but worded much better. I promise you we are not lying, reading all this has broken my heart. When will it end 🙁
        Im 25 have no criminal record (not that it should matter) im a loving mother all I want is a normal life. I am a decent person I would never ever have stood by my rob if I thought that for one second he was lying I would never to that to an innocent. My heart breaks for toms wife & his family, how could u except someone so close to u could do such things. I fell for rob at 18 he was 11yrs older after a yr bit more all the self destruction started it was so so hard im so glad he got through it alive so many times hes attempted suicide. I just want it all to be over now its so hard. Even though ive never been abused tha pain I feel for them boys is practically physical. Its like theres the 11yr old boy in rob crying for his mum in agony because of tom. The grooming is what fucked rob up the most. I just want it all to be over now please everyone belive we knew from the start therd b no financial gain I promise that it was for justice & a last shot too keep rob alive.

        1. Hello Rhian.

          I don’t know you, but after reading your post I thought I would reply.

          Firstly, I want to say how I appreciate your comments about Tom’s family – if only others were as decent as you. Regardless of what you believe or I believe, they should not be the target of any abuse of any sort – they have done nothing wrong apart from stand by a man that they truly believe to be innocent.

          Secondly, although I obviously believe that Tom is innocent (and therefore disagree with your views), I still think it is a healthy thing to discuss things like this openly (without any unnecessary nastiness, etc.). And I hold absolutely nothing against you just because you believe something different to me: you are standing by your man (believing in him) as I and others are standing by Tom (believing him to be innocent) – we just sit on different sides of the fence regarding this.

          Lastly, if you or anyone else could convince me otherwise about Tom, I would retract everything I have stated and openly apologise. Obviously, I don’t believe he would have ever committed such sick abuse (otherwise I would not support him so publicly); but if I saw anything that would even hint at any form of child abuse, I would end my support in a split second. I have seen first-hand what victims of paedophiles go through and my heart goes out to anyone that has ever suffered at the hands of these sick and twisted scum bags; which is why I would turn my back on Tom and have nothing to do with him for the rest of time if I believed him to be guilty in any sense.

          Best regards.

          1. James another boy who is dead now reported tom to police at the time of the abuse (would ov been about 1990-1992/) he made statements to the police but wasnt believed. Even punished and another boy reported him tom was found not guilty at trial on a technicality u could possibly get records ov that and theres 2 other boys who came forward during this trial who couldn’t face going through the trial how many have there got to before we are believed this is why victims dont WANT to come forward because all the authorities want to do is forget it DID AND STILL IS HAPPENING.

            The first I went to the police all I got off um was ‘ nothing can b done” it was only when i was close to ending it all and knew if i wanted to live any longer i had to do somthing and went to the police again (ANDY REID IF IT WASNT FOR U GOD KNOWS WHERE ID B NOW THANKYOU FOR EVERYTHING ) and I’d like to point out this threatening letter u keep going on. About there wasnt one threatening word in it as anyone who has read it would know it was just letting toms wifee know what her husband is really like underneath all thet sick fake niceness just facts not threats theres a difference and durig the sentencing it was toms family doing the threatening

        2. Rhian I would like to say how could you support rob when as been told by james that rob burgled toms house and wrote threatening letters to him and his family I’ve followed this case from what i can gather online there are no signs of abuse physically nothing to support rob’s case apart from simple bias I’m coming from a neutral standpoint here as I’ve never met tom or rob and as much as I hate paedophiles there is no there is no evidence to support this claim I believe that as a human we are innocent until proven guilty and as there is no evidence to support the claim Thomas cannot possibly be guilty

          1. Hello Ryan.

            Thank you for your impartial view on this case. You make a very valid point concerning the fact that there was absolutely no evidence of any physical or sexual abuse. Basically, Tom was found guilty because of the words of the accusers and NOTHING else.

            It certainly open’s one’s eyes to the flawed legal system we have in this country.

            Anyway, thanks again for your neutral opinion.


          2. No need to thank me James i think anyone who looks into this properly will see he’s innocent and a fault of the jury best wishes to Thomas and his family

          3. Because rob hates toms guts because tom ruined robs robs young mind burgling toms house was like ‘pay back’ & the letter was not threatning atall all rob threatend with was the police. Like ive said I live with rob ive been with him 7yrs I see first hand the effects the abuse has had on him. What would we of gotten out of lying? Im done with this now its breaking my heart seriously. If rob burgeld someone while he was with me id never speak to him again I hate scumbags like that, rob turned his life around for me, hes not perfect but I love him & ill do anything to help & protect him I love the goodness I see inside him. I hope you never have to experience a second of that pain he feels. The court decided toms guilty thats all there is to it. Like I said my heart breaks for his fam especially his wife, she dont deserve this, she never deserved too have her house burgeld shes an old woman & belive me I lose sleep thinking about her alone at night but I am glad toms paying for his crimes. Roberts has done wrong he was naughty thats why tom targeted him cus he knew noone would belive him. Same reason as you lot are targeting rob on here not the other victims, because of his criminal record hes an easy target too call a liar. If rob could act so well to make me belive him he could b a Hollywood actor. Excuse my gramma im very angry/upset I cant type right. Please leave me alone now ive said all I can I dont deserve to be targated. 12 jury ppl found him guilty the judge agreed thats all that matters ok. Im sure if it was your wife/girlfriend you would know if she was telling the truth. Im pretty sure robs record werent in news so how would u know?

        3. Hi Rhian in your post you say that you would never speak to Robert again if he burgled some one well I hope you are going to stick by what you said as it has just come to my attention that he is back in jail for burglary again

      2. Hello again Mark.

        I can totally appreciate where you are coming from with regards to paedophiles. As I stated before, I would never support or defend anyone I had any doubt about (no matter how miniscule), and I am well aware of how manipulative and amoral they are; but, obviously, I do not believe Tom – for one solitary second – is guilty in any sense.

        With reference to your understandable need to know more about how someone can be imprisoned without a shred of evidence, I can only tell you what I have learnt. Basically, I now know that someone in this country can be imprisoned on the strength of someone else’s word. I always believed in our legal system until this case. There was not one shred of real evidence, just individual accounts of what allegedly occurred. At the end of the day, the jury obviously believed the words of the ‘victims’ over Tom’s – but how is a man supposed to defend himself or prove otherwise when it is just word against word (as in this particular case)?

        I will reiterate here that if I thought for one second Tom was guilty, I would have nothing to do with the man ever again. I can give my word on that one hundred per cent.

        I do have great sympathy for his family too. At the end of the day, they have obviously supported a man that they know better than anyone else (and I know that if any of them had believed Tom to be guilty then they would have disowned him) – as you or I or any other person would do if they wholeheartedly believed in the innocence of a loving family member. Unfortunately though, his family have had to deal with abuse (via social media and out in public) on a regular basis, which I cannot get my head around. It just smacks of something more to me – I mean, the ‘victims’ and their friends/family members got what they wanted (for whatever reason) – Tom was imprisoned; so, why would they continue to harass and abuse his family in such a way? It does not make sense to me.

        Anyway, although you and I disagree, I welcome such an open dialogue on this matter.

        All the best.

        1. Ryan/James, I appreciate both of your comments and agree a sensible discussion can be had here without unnecessary negativity.

          Firstly, this case clearly does not smack of police trawling as there is no evidence or documented suggestion of police listing, contacting, encouraging and/or corroborating with victims , certainly not beyond the victims who presented to the courts.

          Whilst I also believe that evidence would be usefull in ascertaining the innocence or guilt of a given person, to assume that because no tangible evidence may exist in a historical allegation of abuse that the allegation is untrue would be to say that the conviction of Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, Gary Glitter and many other convicted paodophilles should be brought into question because of insufficient physical evidence.

          Any person with intelligence will understand that lack of physical evidence doesnt mean a crime hasnt been commited, simple.

          As for burgling Tom’s house, I think that if I had been Tom’s victim I would have tempted to take much more drastic action, as I know as a counsellor (also to one of Tom Beans’ victims, who by the way hasn’t chosen to take any action against him) the profound impact sexual abuse has on an individual.

          I guess that its easier for some people to believe that because of limited physical evidence and negative value judgments on the characters of the victims, these crimes have not taken place.

          So I ask, for example, if another 40 victims come forward or perhaps even another 400 victims come forward, even those who will gain nothing from doing so, will you still chose to look the other way simply because of insufficient to physical evidence?

          How many victims must there be of historical abuse do you need to actually consider believing them?

          I believe that other instances of Tom’s sexual abuse of children will be coming to the attention of the public and possibly the courts , but, in the absence of carefully preserved physical evidence some of the people in this discussion will, I suspect conjour the same excuses or suffer the inability to consider likelihoods and probabilities concerning the relationship between smoke and fire.

          Thanks for your comments.

          1. Not knowing a great deal about the background to this particular case, other than what I have seen in the media, I am not qualified to comment – other than to ensure that an open discussion, with both sides being given an equal opportunity to speak, is made available.

            As long as things are kept civil and mutually respectful, and no threats or personal attacks from either side are issued, you can be assured that your comments will not be altered, manipulated or taken out of context by the owner of this site.



          2. Outlaw, it is good to know that both sides can be heard in a fair manner.

            And, you can be confident that I will not make any threats or personal attacks (I am not that kind of person); I just want an open debate in a mature and sensible fashion.

            All the best,


          3. Mark, I concur that a reasonable and open debate should be able to occur here without any unnecessary negativity or name-calling, etc.

            Firstly, with regards to your statement that this case was clearly not about ‘police trawling’, etc. can I ask how you are so sure of that? Where did you obtain this information?

            Secondly, you say that tangible evidence is not always possible in cases such as this one; I totally agree. I understand that. But, without any real evidence, how can someone be found guilty? Obviously it is just the ‘victim’s’ words against the accused at the end of the day. So, although I agree that one cannot expect true evidence to be supplied during historical cases like this one, I also cannot totally comprehend how an individual can be found guilty of any crime without any doubt. That is just common sense.

            Also, you state that ‘it’s easier for some people to believe that because of limited physical evidence and negative value judgments on the characters of the victims, these crimes have not taken place’. Well, the two points you have spoken of certainly do have some bearing on any criminal case, surely. Now, I am not saying that just because some of the ‘victims’ had had dealings with the law at some point in their lives that equates to them being total liars; but, one would be a major fool if one did not take into account that they had been dishonest previously in their lives – that is relevant to any criminal case. As for the lack of physical evidence – well, let’s not mess about here, ANY evidence – of course that is important in a case like this. Now, as I originally stated above, I understand that in cases such as this one the evidence cannot always be there; but, saying that, can I really believe someone is truly guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Of course I can’t. Because there WAS doubt.

            When you say that if another 40 or 400 individuals were to come forward would I ‘still choose to look the other way’? Well, I have not chosen to look the other way in the first place; I have looked at this case and seen no real evidence whatsoever. Just because I believe that Tom is innocent does not mean I am looking at this case blindly – I, and many others, just believe that the accusers had ulterior motives; this reason combined with the fact that there was no real evidence means that many of us do not believe Tom to be guilty. Just because a handful of individuals state something does not mean it is the truth (one only has to look through history to see that!).

            Your last paragraph speaks of ‘smoke and fire’. Well, I am afraid I have seen too many reports in the media over the years that have made me not just blindly believe that there is no smoke without fire. Too many people’s lives have been ruined by false accusations over the years to make the ‘no smoke without fire’ analogy a nonsense. If we all believed in every accusation out there and never questioned anything then we might as well go back to the time of the witch hunts. Also ‘likelihoods and probabilities’ are just that – and many of us want more than that before we truly believe in something.

            All the best.

          4. Thank you for your response. I dont wish to be longwinded here but I do need to be very clear here about the flaws in your argument.

            With regard to police trawling You may have not noted that historically investigations into alleged sexual abuse of looked after children whereby police methods have been described as “trawling”, such as operation rose and more recently in south wales operation goldfinch, share some characteristics.

            These include listing and contacting a range of potential victims by mail, door stopping care leavers who may have had contact with the alleged offenders, targeting individuals who may have used services or resided in establishments where the alleged offender has worked and atttemting to coerce vulnerable people and encouraging indiviuals to consider compensation claims, etc,etc,.

            We clearly understand the uselessness of encourging compensation claims for those criminal records, thus renderring this a futile approach for coercing a high percentage of care leavers. furthermore, I know many care leavers and people who attended army cadets with tom bean, many who have been observing this case none of whom have be approached by the police, unlike in operation goldfinch into other Paedophiles working within the social services.

            In fact, if you asked any care leaver here on this site I highly doubt whether any have been approached by the police regarding bean.

            Nor has there been any public infomation indicating any of the other characteristics that are indicative of a trawling approach. If you know otherwise I welcome your comments on the matter.
            With regard To the character of the victims of course I agree that previous criminal convictions( most of which will not involve an act of dishonestly) does not indicate that the person is being dishonest if they claim to have been abused.

            However, I also agree that, as you suggest, previous convictions for dishonesty would impact on the credability of the of accuser. Nonetheless I am not aware that the victims here, each had previous convictons for dishonesty, I understand one victim had actually no convictions at all.

            Please could you elaborate?

            With regards to your perspective of evidence I take it you do not belive in any conviction whereby the testimonal evidence rather than tangible evidence has resulted in peadophilles being sent to prison?

            Even witness statments can mean a decision had to decide on one persons word over another, therefore do you not believe in validty of witness testimony either?

            Are you also, on those grounds, a believer in the innocence of those paedophille big names I mentioned in my last comment?

            I fully understand how the jury will have decided in their minds beyond reasonable doubt tom was guilty. Considering Your view of what you consider to be “proper” evidence, I take it you tempt yourself to not consider the balance of probabilities that would have also inform the decision makers rationality developing the view that he was guilty guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

            I guess from the comments of annon, which I believe to be true (based on reasons I will go on to explain,) that tom pleading guilty to an offense against a child would have also struck a chord with most about his character let alone colluding with his son or being exposed as a liar by his son would also have cast a doubt over toms credibility also increasing the probability and likelihood of him being dishonest and guilty.

            I would also like to confirm the point raised by annon regarding the types of sexual asssailt tom has engaged in by confirming that my client who was sexually assalted by tom has also talked, like annon, of having toms tongue forced into his mouth and coming to consider this normal behavior at that time.

            Would you james argue that, for no reason, with nothing to gain people whoo are not persuing action and do not knowlengly know each other and are highly unlikely to be aware of each others experiences are just guessing, or fictiously creating and subsequently disclosing their experiences of being subjected to the same predatory sexual behaviors as coincidence?

            Also you interestingly and coirectly pointed out that just because a habfull of prople are saying somthing doesnt mean its the truth, which leads me to the position if toms family, who we both understand cannot know of his innocence and who will continue to actally doubt toms innocence the More people come forward and expose him ( which is, in my view, is a positive by product of the well intended but often ill informed actions the defenders of the accused).

            When it is overwhelmingly clear that the supporters of paedophile bean are clearly “the handfull” and are recognisably outnumbered by those who believe, and knew him to be a paedophile, which I think is the majority, perhaps his supoorters will recognise and feel embarressed by their misplaced trust in paedophille bean.

            Also james I would like to ask if you are aware of tom pleading guilty to sexual offense as suggested by annon?

            All the best

    This is the number of his victims that i am aware ov. One ov whom reported tom at the time ov the abuse but wasnt believed even punished for telling tom always had young boys around him wen he came to work at the home he was the first person in my life to take an interest in me and at the time i thought the way he used to try an ram his tounge down ur throat wen he gave u a kiss was normal i didnt have no sexual experience at this time until tom got his hands on me i thought he was trying to help me and being kind coz i didnt have noone else but now im older i can see the only reason he wanted to see me was so he could abuse me do u know wha the worst part ov it all was the fact evryone thought he was so nice even me i jus thought wha he was doing was a normal thing. Coz the rest ov the time he was like the perfeçt dad looking back i cant get over why i let him do it to me over and over again and not just him the things ive put myself through for somthimg to eat or sumwhere to stay because ov wha he done and now he gets wha he deserved a. Long time ago im the one whose been getting threats and have got a police marker on my house because ov theese threats and for anyone who thinks i did it for compensation im not allowed it because ov my previous convictions but jus to put u all straight the mai reason i did it was because it got to a point where i couldnt carry on and it was effecting my own family as i couldnt play with my son properly for fear ov accidentally touching him and if i did id litterally have to hold him away frm me and when i had my son i couldnt get out ov my head that people who are abused goes on to b abusers all i could think was what if its true i was on the verge ov just leaving my partner and child ( i thought it would b for the best ) and just either smoke enuff drugs till i was dead or back in prison coz that was the only place i felt safe and it was sumwhere i could jus forget about everything’ and at least my child would be safeaway frm me luckily ive got a partner who is amazing and she gt me to go to the doctor so i did and that was the first time i thought about going to the police it took me a year to go to police and wen i did they jus fobbed me off saying there not alot they can do so i didnt make a statement i tried to jus put it out ov my mind and get on with my life but i couldnt i was nt getting no sleep whwhatsoever and my relationship was close to breaking and i knew i had to go back to the police and make a statement even if nothing. Could be done just so id b able to say i did everything’ i could to get justice the right way i never thought it would ever get to court or i would have to give evidence i jus thought police would take my statement and that would be it but then more people came forward i think there was 4 more who came forward one couldnt face giving evidence and trust me even though i knows the courts do get it wrong occasionally this is not one ov them times he was found guilty because he is guilty and i guarantee that more comes forward and i hope if they do they will turn toms 16 years into a life sentence which is what he deserves i hope he is never released and suffers every day he is in there like he has made so many others suffer and if tom was so innocent y was he trying to admit to the charges on the boy who didnt have criminal record and deny the rest and y did he say the only time he had us in his car was with his son but his son sed hed never been in car with us and making up staff members that theres no record ov only guilty people need to lie in court and his own son couldnt even lie for him so for all u people who says u knew tom bean trust me u didnt he was a nd still is the lowest ov the low

    1. Mark, with the greatest of respect you have actually not shown any flaws in my argument thus far; but please feel free to point out any.

      You stated that there was no police trawling with regards to this case but have not proved that statement. You only say that you know others who were not questioned (but that is just your word and does not prove anything; at the end of the day we could all make such statements without proof) and that it was not reported in the press (many things are not reported in the press, so, again, this is hardly proof). Anyway, you and I do not agree about this point and will only go around in circles. I am only interested in facts.

      Speaking of facts, I think it is best if we deal with them as much as we can rather than just giving our views on this. I shall point out the relevant facts below and would ask you or anyone else on here to proof otherwise. I think that is fair.

      I only stated that ‘some’ of the victims had previous criminal convictions. Two out of three of them did. Fact.

      The ‘victims’ knew each other beforehand through the care services and army cadets. Rhian Wilson had also previously asked for information regarding Tom on a website called Spotted Cardiff. Fact.

      Tom NEVER pleaded guilty. NOT EVER. He stills maintains his innocence in prison to this day, even though he has been told that if he states he is guilty he would not have to serve his full sentence. Guess what? He still maintains his innocence to this day. Fact.

      I only ask that when you or anyone else on here makes big statements that you actually back them up. You or anyone else please prove where Tom has stated that he is guilty. As I say, I am only interested in the facts.

      You state that there are far more people out there that believe Tom is guilty rather than innocent. Please elaborate why you state this. There were four accusers in total yet Tom had over 60 character references with his solicitor all defending his character. Simple maths tell me that there were and are far more people who believed him to be innocent rather than guilty. Fact.

      Anyway, we do not agree about this case. But I do hope that we can deal with the facts as they stand. I welcome your response to my facts above; as, let’s face it, this discussion should not just be about my opinion or your opinion but, rather, the facts as they are known. Of course, I also welcome any facts from yourself or anyone else about any of this.

      Best regards.

      1. James, it is with sincerity and maturity and interest other peoples perspectives that I have entered this discussion with you and have been willing to take on board your responses sensibly with a view to progressing my own knowledge and certainly sharing knowledge with others. However, without malice and in the name intellectual debate if feel your apparent inability, disregard or disinterest in responding to the points I have asked you to respond to have, in my view, inadvertently helped to reinforce my argument highlighting your biases, selective deductions an inability to actually develop or respond to the points I have raised in a mature way.

        Given your continued noting of what you believe to be FACT in sentences where you clearly only offer opinion, assertions that your opinion is factual, without any supporting references suggest you may be struggling with the concept of what FACT actually is – definitions of fact, notions of fact and the knowledge required to assert with any conviction that something as fact or fiction. The slightly childish approach in which you retort to claiming that “I only have my word” to support what I am saying regarding trawling clearly appears to be an attempt to avoid the points I have raised given that an abundance of resources are available to confirm what I am saying.

        For the record, with regards to the issue of police trawling I again would like to state that I do not believe police trawling is positive and totally acknowledge that trawling does not serve justice and can encourage false allegations and subsequent miscarriages of justice. I would like to reiterate that I am not going to write an essay for you outlining and fully referencing all points I have raised on the grounds that you are unwilling to actually explore what I am saying yourself. I assume that you are a grown adult and like every other reader on this site should able to investigate what is said using your own brain and time, rather than relying on others to breast feed you information that you consider yourself able to refute in the name of ignorance, which, with respect, suggests that you are ill informed and unable to extent your thinking beyond the speculative conjectures you have spouted here and actually reference your attempts to make assertions around matters of FACT and views around police trawling.

        With regards to this case, I have given you an array of indicators and themes and references to cases where police have been accused of trawling that you could easily check out and explore if actually you actually believed tom was subject to police trawling and wished to understand what police trawling is. Again, I urge any body reading this to, if in doubt, actually explore what I have said regarding police trawling approaches in order to confirm what I have said as factually correct. It certainly appears that with regards to trawling you are actually very uniformed about the FACTS concerning this subject.

        My comments on what police trawling is can be easily confirmed as FACT on the internet by anyone willing to look. FACT. A little reading on your behalf may have helped you develop an informed opinion in challenging what I have said rather than ignorantly stating that what I say is ‘just’ my opinion and not based on fact. However, If you are unable or as I suspect unwilling to quickly check what I have said, you clearly have no basis to say that I am wrong. Therefore, that point that you are actually presenting an uninformed opinion about what is or what isn’t fact, without having facts to hand is itself quite ridiculous.

        If you are actually genuinely interested in claiming that tom bean has been subjected to police trawling – why does it appear that you are not exploring this or asking people on here, as I have suggested?

        Whilst you are perfectly within your right to not answers questions clarifying your position, I have asked that, given your view that if there is no physical tangible evidence there is no crime, if you therefore align your self with the defenders of jimmy saville etc, given that that phisical, tangible evidence in that case was again insufficant.
        Whilst it is also your right to defend as many convicted paedophiles as you wish, Your lack of response suggest that you would also believe all these other paedophiles are also innocent, when it has not been possible to produce physical tangable evidence.

        With regards to previous convictions of the victims, your comments add no weight to your argument. You state that some of the victims had previous convictions but unable to demonstrate that any of them where charges for dishonesty. FACT.
        It is blatently obvious to anyone with a brain that children and young people with criminal convictions can also be abused, and that having no previous convictions for dishonesty, the assertion that some of the victims had previous convictions for offenses other than dishonesty provides no indication whatsoever that they would be any more or less honest than any other person with regards to an allegation of abuse.

        To most people it would be grossly stupid and in appropriate to propose that a child is dishonest (to such a point of making a false sexual abuse allegation) on the grounds that he or she has a previous conviction or have been in trouble with the police as a juvenile (as I understand tom bean was -( he was known as a bully – ask him about it – when he was a youngster living in court road, grangetown – my family live close by hence my awareness of this). I am humoured by the paedophiles defenders use of such unsophisticated and dim witted approaches in blatantly attempt to assassinate the characters of those who have spoken up and challenged paedophile bean.

        Talking of facts James, you mention 60 character references which propose tom bean to be a good person – all of whom are actually unable to state factually and that he is innocent- FACT. However, I bet that the victims, who I guess will also have a network of people around them who also believe them to be good people, were not invited to submit character references. Therefore your reference to tom being believed by 60 people says absolutely nothing with regards to the quality of the characters of the victims – FACT.

        In fact, it is highly common (just check the internet if you don’t believe me) that convicted paedophiles have often been highly thought of by many people prior to their conviction. I think it is fair to say that in reality the majority of people believe in the justice system, and would more be considerably more likely to invest trust and believe in the judgment of appointed people concerned with the administration of justice over a convicted paedophile with 60 letters from his mates. Therefore to try an make the point that most people believe tom bean to be innocent based solely on your equating that there were less victims than numbers of people who were allowed to submit character references for the accused, is, entirely ridiculous and serves to illustrate inept rationality and blatant ignorance of your argument.

        Thankyou for your comments and m.robinson1977@licfor helping me to expose your biases, which has not been my intention but still very welcome.

        1. Mark, You will note that I have not once made personal attacks on you, as you have on me in your last post. It speaks volumes about you and shows how biased you really are regarding all of this. The fact that you have had to resort to little swipes at me during your post really does you or your flawed argument no favours at all.

          Do not tell me I am ‘struggling’ with what the word ‘fact’ actually means and do not tell me I am being ‘childish’ simply because I do not agree with you. You see, by resorting to such playground behaviour you really are revealing your true reason and your real agenda for posting on this site.

          As you seem to be struggling with my last post and the facts as I see them contained within that post, I shall respectfully explain to you as simply as I can:

          Fact one: two out of the three accusers have had criminal convictions. Not my opinion but actual fact.

          Fact two: the accusers knew each other from the places I previously stated. Rhian Wilson also asked if anybody else knew anything about Tom on a website called Spotted Cardiff. Again, not my opinion but absolute fact.

          Fact three (and the one that you still have not answered properly, as I knew you wouldn’t): Tom has NEVER pleaded guilty to anything. Not my opinion, but – surprise, surprise – fact.

          Now, I originally stated the above facts in answer to your accusations in a previous post. If you have a problem with someone answering you with real facts then that is something you have to deal with in yourself. I, on the other hand, like to deal with the truth – each to their own though. What I suggest is this: you calm down, go back and read what you stated in your earlier post, and then maybe you will see why I responded with said facts.

          Now, if you can prove any of the above facts wrong, please go ahead. And please – just to show that you are a man that actually backs up his big claims – please show me where Tom has ever said he was guilty to anything. I mean, you are the one that mentioned it; therefore, prove your words true.

          Also, stop trying to change the subject from this case by bringing up Saville, Glitter and other sick scum bags like that. What I think about them has no relevance to the facts of this case. You only ask me just so that you can make a point that has absolutely no bearing on the truth of this matter.

          Lastly, I will not resort to making little snide and immature comments in my post about you, as I am quite secure in myself and I like to debate things in a mature fashion; you can continue to respond in your fashion if you wish, but please understand that it does you no favours (especially since you are supposed to be a ‘counsellor’).

          Oh, before I forget – and I say this genuinely and without an air of sarcasm, etc. (I am not like that): you may want to proof read your messages before you post them, as some of the wording (especially in your first paragraph) is not very clear in meaning.

          Cheers now.

          1. James, I need not say anthing further other than the facts you propose in your last post do nothing to support your case and assist in demonstrating your weak attempt to cast doubt on the character of the victims and insinuate foul play because you actually dont have any real solid arguments to make.. with respect, your avoidance of points I have raised illustrates this further.

            I am interested in facts james. Facts of interest to the case and of actual relivence to the conviction. Your responses certainly suggest that your more able to pick holes in my grammatical errors than the fibre of what im saying.

            Twist and turn as you may, the facts remain that tom bean is a convicted pedophile who was found guilt by a jury of his peers based on the evidence in front of them. The fact that you claim to believe the convictions of some padophille are correct (without reference to how you know tanagble evidence supported such convictions) whilst at the same time assert that no evidence exists in this case speaks volumes about your selective biases.

            Your doing a great job james tom deserves you!. I dont wish to be impolite james but if you cant handle being challenged on your brave statments defending a convicted paedophille and criticizing victims who have been acknowledged to be telling the truth by a court of law, perhaps you should stick to facebook.

            In the meantime tom will most likely rot and die in jail and I commend all those who have helped expose him and highlight the biased conjectures of his defenders, including you.

            Thankyou for your comments

          2. Mark, I will have to reiterate a point here, as you are finding it hard to comprehend what I am trying to inform you:

            I raised the facts in my posts IN ANSWER to your points and claims in your previous messages. So you are evidently not interested in facts.

            How have I twisted and turned? See, you are very good at making such statements, but I would ask anybody reading these posts to actually look at the content of your messages. All I have done is replied to your posts using actual facts. Now, it is obvious from your response that you are not actually interested in discussing the truth and the facts I have responded to you with.

            Again, I will ask you and Annon to answer the question put to you both: where did Tom say he was guilty of anything. It is a point you have both put in your posts, but – as I knew from the start – neither of you can back up such a ridiculous and false claim. Again, I ask anyone who may be reading through these messages to look at your false claims and make their own minds up.

            Trouble is, Mark, you may disagree with me, but at least I do not make false claims and lie. I have only dealt with the truth and facts on here. Now, I understand that this is clearly annoying you and your hidden agenda here, but I am afraid some of us like the truth to be stated (instead of making false claims, etc.).

            Please educate me as to how I ‘cannot handle being challenged’. All I have done is answer your points politely and with actual facts. If you do not want to address the facts then maybe – with the upmost respect – you are out of your depth here.

            Now, as I stated in my last post to you, I do not expect you to answer the questions above – especially the one about Tom stating he is guilty; but, in the interest of truth and to show that you are an honest man, maybe you should at least attempt to respond to my accusation that you have made such a false claim – I mean, you now have a perfect chance to prove how right you are, don’t you? A real chance to back up your statement. But, it is obvious to anyone with half a brain that you will not be able to back up your statement. I rest my case on this FACT: you have made a big, false claim that you cannot defend – that speaks volumes about your agenda and why you are here.

            Lastly, no-one (especially you) have highlighted any biases of Tom’s defenders. You have made your points (with false accusations included) and we have dealt with facts. Yes, he was found guilty – but how many miscarriages of justice have occurred over the years? Many. We will fight to defend him all the way, just as you and those you support will continue to damn him and make false accusations about him.

            One final fact: your silence concerning your false claim that Tom stated he was guilty speaks absolute volumes, by the way. It does your argument no good at all. Shame, because I honestly believed when I first started corresponding with you that you were speaking from an honest place, debating this case with the facts – but it is now blatantly obvious that you had another agenda altogether here (one that involved making false accusations). Oh well, I shall continue to deal with facts and never resort to making false claims on websites such as this; you continue to do as you must though.


          3. James, with respect I must conclude that i really dont have anymore time to entertain your less than mature reasonings and have no desire to get drawn into your discourse of denial. If you care to look at my posts you will see that my reference to tom bean allegedly admitting an allegation of abuse (as suggested by annon) was clearly a reference to that point, made by annon, and my asking your view/opinion on the annons point NOT an assertion or proposition of supposed fact on my behalf that tom bean had admitted an allegation. Yet again you attempt to twist to what I have said into something it clearly isnt. How unsprising that, wheyhay, resting on your own misunderstandiyou now retort to accusing me of making false allegations! Duh, do I see a patterning emerging here? James the defender of the allegedly falsely accused, once again not getting his facts straight and doing a poor job at wrongly acusing those who speakout against his convicted paedophille friend of making “false allegations” . Thankyou outlaw for providing a platform for such discussions to take place in a public space. James whilst your comments have been extremely usefull with respect I find your poor responses of late boringly evasive leaving little scope for development. I have little option to conclude that this conversation has become futile and has served the purposes intended. I would like reiterate that I feel sorry for you and the postion you find yourself in and wish you no malice or negativity and thankyou for helping me illustrate my concerns as intended.

          4. Mark, I agree with you on one thing: this discussion has become futile; but, that will be your doing. By making false accusations, by attempting (incredibly poorly) to belittle my points with a mass of mostly nonsensical paragraphs (most of which are grammatically barely readable), and by never actually acknowledging the very clear facts that I have stated you have shown your true colours.

            I totally understand why someone like you would find my responses of no help – after all, they only deal with facts; and if there is one thing I have learnt since ‘debating’ with you on here is that you don’t like to deal with clear truths, but just prefer to resort to personal and juvenile little attacks on me (not very open-minded for a ‘counsellor’, are you?) and the blatant lies of others (Anon claiming Tom had admitted guilt, for example).

            You are the one (as well as Anon) who questioned me and told me to answer why Tom had admitted some guilt somewhere along the lines. I answered your false claim with the truth and now you just cannot handle it because you realise what a silly mistake you have made. See, this is where lies start – people like yourself not doing your research properly; you really should not believe all that you read, you know (but I think you have finally realised that basic fact now). A word of advice: next time you decide to weigh in on a discussion about something you clearly do not know too much about, I suggest you check the facts first – otherwise it does make you look rather silly (especially when you tire of a discussion simply because you know you are wrong – not very mature).

            Anyway, you have served your purpose on here. And – by not being clear on the facts and truth – you have reiterated some of my points quite well.

            I think a lesson has probably been learnt by yourself today: do not go shouting your mouth off about things unless you are one hundred per cent sure that you are dealing in facts and not blatant lies. Anon – the ‘victim’ who is so honest (ahem) – stated that Tom admitted guilt; you jumped on that point and believed it without any question, as you have done concerning all the ‘victim’s’ accusations – hopefully you now realise that some people lie. As I said: lesson learnt.

            Anon lied. You continued with that lie. And you both had the nerve to speak of honesty and truths. You may disagree with my defending Tom, but I think I have proved here that at least I defend someone with facts; you, on the other hand, prefer just to believe whatever anyone states (as long as they claim they are a ‘victim’ of course) – that tells me all I need to know.

            You continue to believe whatever you read without question and I shall continue to defend an innocent person with absolute facts.

            Yes, I think we are definitely done here.

        2. well said mark tom bean is a ***** and plenty people know that. I used to live on Broadway around the corner from his house years ago and he was always been having little kids knocking around with him and we heard before that there had been past allegations made against him years ago but none had stuck so we weren’t shocked to hear about it. Good riddance to the ***** and good on to the youngsters who had the courage to do something about him.


          1. Oh, look, another individual with nothing to add but their own lies. Where are your facts to back up your nonsense?

            And just what is it with you people and your limited writing skills? Oh, yes, I know, you are all probably the same person with different usernames. It is so blatantly obvious. Very sad and very desperate.

            Oh, well, I shall continue to defend an innocent man and you can continue to add personal attacks with no evidence to back anything up.

            Give my regards to ‘Mark’ the ‘counsellor’ (ahem), Rhiann and Annon.

          2. Dai, I ask you – as I have asked the others that have made such claims on here – to back up your statements. ‘Plenty’ of people know that Tom is a paedophile? How do you work that out? Please supply some solid evidence of this.

            Your accusation that Tom always had little kids ‘knocking around with him’ is just your opinion. Again, prove it.

            The others I have challenged on here have all gone very quiet, as I have revealed their lies. I will continue to deal with the facts; whereas you – and the couple of others on here – can continue to spew out accusations with no proof to back them up.

          3. Hearsay and local gossip, or even accusations are not proof of any wrongdoing Dai. It’s evidence that should supply that. I have edited out your choice of words in your comment for that reason.

          4. Uh toms daughter and LS has confirmed that the youngsters would go to his house on earlier posts

      2. Your talking rubbish mate whatever tom says about his guilt now can have no bearing on his sentence he got 16 years he should do 12 the only person who can say he can get out earlier now is the Old Bailey (appeal courts) so you do lie no one except an appeal judge can alter his sentence.


        So all that about him doing longer because hes maintaining his innocence is just somthing you’ve dreamed all u deals wiv mate is a nonce he obviously giving u some ov the rubbish u putting on here to say in he r u one ov his victims

        1. hi rob the home office can step in and lower or raise his sentence if they believe its too harsh or not harsh enough and you are right about his only route to freedom is by appeal judge but saying that he will still need to prove his innocence and that will be very hard considering a group action of accusers against him who put him in jail and i have my own beliefs concerning this case but im not getting into that business,all i will say is that its unusual for a jury to convict someone only on an accusers accusations,take a look at the rape conviction convictions over the past 30 years they are only 5% conviction rates due to it being the word of the accuser against the word of the alleged perpetrator so unless there is actual strong proof against the accused then the perpetrator will always walk free by jury thats why the conviction rate is so low and has stayed virtually the same for 30 years,

    2. To Annon:

      I only want to deal with facts here. I can state a thousand times why I believe Tom to be innocent and you can say why you believe him to be guilty – but we will just go round in circles.

      Can you please prove your statement that Tom was trying to admit guilt concerning another boy. I know this not to be true, so I welcome you – or anyone else on here – to prove me wrong. If this was really the truth, I would never speak to the man again and apologise openly on this site too – I swear on that (I would NEVER defend anyone who admitted to such things).

      Also, why would a man in his twenties still regularly visit someone who had abused him? I only ask as you were a fairly regular visitor to Tom’s home up until the day you burgled him. I cannot get my head around the fact that someone who claims they were sexually abused by a man would still freely visit the home of said man over the years.


      1. James you should be on a stage you have made me laugh today please continue embaressing yourself. There is little I could to expose the ridiculous nature of your argument more than you already do. I will pop on here from time to time for a little humourous reading of your offerings but happy to let you have the last word in this dialogue where I suspect you will spew the same insuffuciant defense thus further confirming that , like a call centre handler who repeats the same dumb answers when unable to interlectually enage with a customer, your defense is what a paedophille for lessons being learnt, maybe il catch up with you at paedophille beans next court case if he hasnt already hung himself by then. Have a nice day 🙂 x

        1. I think anybody who reads the dialogue between you and myself will see the truth, no matter how immature you are about this. You are supposed to be an adult, but just re-read your juvenile ramblings. You sound like a teenager and certainly not like a ‘counsellor’ as you purport to be.

          So at least we now know why you post here: not to debate maturely about the case in question but to continue to add your biased remarks about Tom. I kind of guessed you had hidden motives to post here from the start, but I thought I would let you show yourself for what you are – good job.

          Of course there is no point in continuing a debate with someone that is clearly biased and only wants to come here to attack Tom. But at least – as anybody will see when they read through our conversation history on here – I have shown you for what you are and the lies you stand for. No more needs to be said about that. Well done.

          Also, if you are going to attempt to put someone down for whatever reason, do please learn to spell and punctuate properly (saves readers much time when trying to decipher your long-winded and random ramblings). I mean, no one is perfect and we all make the odd spelling mistake here and there, but I think maybe you are more used to communicating via text talk rather than places such as this. I would hate to see your written reports on your patients, as you are – as you stated – definitely a ‘counsellor’; I mean, you wouldn’t also be lying about that too, would you?

          I see your friend Robert (annon) has realised that his lie has been seen through also – hence why he is no longer posting on here. Saying that Tom admitted guilt when he clearly did not really spoke volumes about your good friend annon – makes one with half a brain wonder what else he could have lied about; but then you know that already, don’t you?

          Anyway, you stick to your attacks on Tom and your lies and I shall continue to converse with those who are here to debate this and not want to drag it down to playground level.

          Thank you for you sarcastic kiss at the end of your post – it really highlights your teenage girl approach to such a serious issue. I can really add no more; you have shown your true self on here and it is for all to see, Mr ‘counsellor’. Again, good job. And I look forward to your future input concerning such a serious topic like this – I am sure it will be as informed and mature and unprejudiced as your previous posts…

          …or maybe not.

      2. There no way u can no if tom tried admitting to one boy to get off with the others coz he not gonna tell u that is he so u do lie coz u say u only deal in facts but how can u say that when there no way of knowing wha went on an as for annon not being honest wha difference do tha make just because someone has done dishonest things when younger and dont know any better not to mention heads all ova the place coz ov wha tom did dont mean they are not to bebelieved i can understand there being a bit ov doubt about the honesty but if one person sys somthing and then another person with no ties to the other is saying the same how cud they possibly be lying

        1. what do you mean no ties two of the accusers were in jail together and talked about getting compensation

  43. I actually went to prison for burgling toms house twice i wish id ov don e a lot more trust me and as for u stating how nice to m was to u and others jus coz hes nice now and then dnt mean shit u r the lucky ones coz to all ov his victims he nothing but a monster and to me your just as bad coz theres no possible way u could know anything if he didnt do it to u the courts that u say youve had faith in all your life till now when 12 random people heard all the evidence and unanimously found him guilty. And u say there are genuinely awful cases on here how can u say that u wont believe a crown court but u will believe somthing youve read on hear without the slightest bit ov evidence bit ov double standards there in it u say u followed this case and that there was loads ov people to give tom perfect character reference s why didnt they then and by the way do u know if toms appealing coz ive been told he got no chance and i bet u did nt know he was trying to only admit to one of the victims and just to b clear on your thinking if the boys who had criminal record wasnt involved would u believe it then and do u think children whove been abused go on to b upstanding members of a community no they dnt i can only speak for myself but im pretty sure most grow up hiding from what has happened scared shitless in case it comes out only when its to late do u start to realise u dont havei anything to be ashamed of so james and ne1 else out there who thinks i did it for money (im not entitled to any) coz as evry o ne likes to keep saying i was a criminal u only wans to hear that wen it suits u i dont c u saying if he not doing it for money it m ust be true an lets not forget there are 5 other victims y u only mentioned me is it because im the one whose easier to attack and if someone has been found guilty by the court surley the victims should b awarded coz to u this only been a problem the last few weeks to us its been a problem our whole lives

    1. Well you are doing it for money and you have had the
      Compensation money you dirty human being !!!
      Wrecking peoples life’s so you can have your drugs fix !!

      1. Thank you for your comment. He is nothing but a lying scumbag. He doesnt care how many lives hes wrecked and hes wrecked a lot an innocent grandfather kept from seeing his grandchildren for over a year. Thankyou for telling the truth. X

  44. i was in the woodlands assessment centre and the beaches, in leicester. they were both vile places most of the staff where perverts or bullies, i seen stuff id like to forget.

  45. I was in the arrow project cumbria and it was very harsh and this home should also be on the list netherton park Northumberland i took many beatings in there and it was common knowledge that if you ran away the staff would beat you up and they did lots of times and in the secure unit there I was attacked many times to think I was in care because of my step fathers beatings im really glad I found this page thanks outlaw

    1. Hi David.
      I was in Netherton training school in January or february 1973- this is before it was Netherton park.
      There was abuse going on when I was there but I’ve stayed silent all of these years. I was only there a few month but ran away 3 times and walked back to Gateshead to let my social worker- Dave Hobby, know what was happening, but I was too ashamed and embarrassed and I was taken back to Netherton.
      From Netherton I was taken to Aycliffe assessment centre, and from there to Wellesley nautical school in Blyth.
      I spent 16 month in Wellesley before being released in October 1974.

    1. Thanks for your comment ROBSTER naming Marland School for Boys at Petersmarland near the market town of Torrington.

      Such a lovely picturesque town Torrington one wouldn’t even imagine that a couple of miles from it was the hideous monstrosity of Marland School and the pillar of the then 1970’s local establishment Mr William Keith Gerrish and his disciples of deviancy and desecration of innocent youth. I view this maniac and his staff as the Emissary’s of Beelzebub

      I was at Marland in the mid seventies and this school has had a hideous effect on me for the rest of my life basically post-traumatic stuff, constant and recurring nightmares. Issues with trust and authority figures, chronic mental health issues (Bi-Polar disorder) It’s only at this late stage of my life I’ve really come to terms with the impact that it’s had on my overall life.

      It’s really only the chance discovery of this site that has prompted me to accept what has happened I’ve compiled a very detailed history over the last few months just in case anything happens to me. It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to do a post on here but if anything I feel I’ll try and leave some legacy to a largely wasted life. The post that I’ve placed on here is somewhat shortened to the one I’ve printed as a hard copy. But I feel probably belatedly that it’s time to unburden.

      I’m glad that I was just scanning through the posts and saw your post of 3rd April 2015 and the mention of Marland School in the list of institutions. I do remember Heanton School as well because I think I visited it when I was at Marland. Another one that I do remember was Beam College just outside Torrington. I know there was a death there of a lad by hanging. I also believe there was a conviction of a member of staff for sexual abuse as well. Problem was in that area the special schools for us so called “Cared for Children” were not the only ones. I also believe the independent fee paying school Shebbear College was not immune to child abuse as well. I remember not so long ago a member of staff being convicted of offences. Crying shame that can’t happen with Marland.

      I now think that Gerrish and his side kicks trying to indoctrinate and belittle pupils as maladjusted, which seemed to be his obsession had something to hide themselves. I think that Gerrish was far, far, to the right of maladjusted. I think he was some sort of megalomaniac

  46. I have been reading through the comments about Thomas Bean and i would like to point out a few facts , To Rhian i think you will find that Rob was actully 13 yrs 11 mths when he met Tom not 11 as you have stated , Also Tom was not convivted of 4 counts of rape as you stated . Rob and Mark you have not answered questions put to you by James about Tom pleading guilty so you obviously lied the same as Rhian , Rob you still have not said why if someone abused you so badly you carried on visiting till you were 27 , And Mark Tom was 4 yrs old when he left court road bit young to be a bully dont you think . You have made up these cruel allegations against an innocent man and when the truth comes out which it will i hope you all end up rotting in a prison cell .

    1. I nev er said tom pleaded guilty i said he tried to and the perso n who told me that is the detectiv e who was i n charge ov the case whose name is andy ried and is based at rumney police station if ud like to check an the only reason id go to to ms house after i left care was for money or food i was a kid on the streets didnt ha ve nothing or n oone and wha he did to me he was n t the on ly o ne iv e sold m y body put m yself in dangerous situation s for su mwhere to stay so thas y i used to go bac k coz i didnt ha ve or n o a nyone else to go to thas wha he used to like abow it probably an the reaso n i ai nt an swerin g questions is b ecause i an swered all the questions i needed to iN court

    2. maybe u should put theese questions to tom ye i did visit his house and i buergled him twice so the questions u should be askin g is why a n old man would still have me i n his house afta i burgled him as i did it on ce wen 16 an again a few years later and ask him about andre williams while u there u say u only deal in facts but u dont want to hear fac ts u on ly wan t to listen people telli ng lies

      1. I am addressing this post to you Robert and Anon as we all know you are the same person . After visiting Tom , he has never tried to plead guilty and never will . As for your claims of Andy Reid claiming he did, the police are investigating this, but I can assure you a Police Officer shouldn’t be making false claims such as this .

        So obviously some one is lying and I’m sure when it has been looked into, it will be you who is lying as you are good at this Robert . You are good at shitting on people who help you I just hope Andy Reid doesn’t get a black mark in his career as a result of your lies.

        In fact Robert looking through the paper work there seems to be a lot discrepancies which I will not be discussing for legal reasons.

        I would just like to point out a few facts all of you who accused tom were in contact before the trail . I was at Toms home when you visited and you brought your young nephews to visit, hardly something you would do if you were so badly abused by him as you claim.I would also like to point out that your life into crime started before you meet Tom.

        You can carry on spouting your rants about Tom but he will get through this as he has family and friends who know the truth.

        Tom Bean has never had any previous convictions unlike you.

        What is it Robert 26 CONVICTIONS I believe mainly for burglary that’s fact by the way.

        Well you carry your pathetic lies and I will carry on working towards proving to everyone that the case was full of lies and inconsistencies .

  47. Well said, Shaun. Unfortunately, I doubt you will get a reply concerning your points; those that lied on here have now gone very quiet – which, I think, tells you all you need to know.

    The fact that these people have lied so openly on here only reaffirms my solid belief that Tom is an innocent man. I mean, why would they have to resort to making false claims if they had been telling the truth all along? It just does not make sense. The truth will out.

  48. I have been reading all this about Tom Bean and would like to add my comments.

    Firstly to Robert the jury was not unanimous it was a majority, he did not try to plead guilty to any of the charges, you say you were not in it for money so why did you contact a no win no fee solicitor, as some body has already pointed out you were 13 and 11 months when you met tom not 11 years.

    I can not understand anybody that has been abused would keep going to the abuser of their own free will, I know people who have been abused and they all say you do everything possible to avoid that person, so why were you and the others still going to the house when you were all in your twenties I just don’t understand.

    As for the allegation years ago the person that made the allegation actually agreed with the judge when he was asked if he had done it to get his sentence cut and for compensation his answer was yes, so it wasn’t a technicality that got Tom off it was the fact that he was innocent.

    Also some of the complainants say they were drug users do you not think that maybe in their drug fuelled state they could have mixed reality with actual fact?

  49. I think this has gone too far. I lived with Tom for a year, he never touched me, suggest or do something indecent. He was completely the opposite, the kind of person who was always supporting people and surrounded by friends.

    His help was extremely valuable, and showed me a different perspective to see the world.

    This man as he is, should have a medal to help Cardiff community, but instead, this is how Cardiff is paying his services, by trusting 2 offenders with big legacy of robbery, drug dealing, drug consumption and criminal offence. Here we go! The jury can’t trust a good man these days, because they are extremely influenced by the media.

    When I was living with Tom, I remember one of the offenders was threatening Tom and telling him he wanted money otherwise he will take it to court.

    Tom and I talk a lot about this, and a campaign was organised at Cardiff University.

    Well, It is time to join Tom’s campaign and show the court, you can’t just put a good man in court, we are going for it Tom, we are going for it.

  50. IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST CHILD ABUSE > COME AND JOIN US ON FACE BOOK > send me a freind request katherine willmott and i will direct you to the group in your area

    1. Robert/Anon . Just to clarify after speaking to ANDY REID’S superiors it has been established that Thomas Bean did not attempt to plead guilty to abusing anyone so that I believe is another one of your lies .

      As I am sure you know will know with you extensive criminal history, appeals take time Robert . I would also like to state on here that none of my family have ever made attacks on yourself as stated by Rhian .

      In fact my son was verbally attacked in court and was not told he couldn’t carry on attending the trail he decided not to due to the horrific lies being made about his grandfather.

      Just a question why did you come to my wedding?

      You were not invited. Anyway Robert there is new evidence coming about my father Tom being innocent.

      I could write all day on her about the lies you have told but frankly I have better things to do with my life than spout immature comments to you.

      Tom has got something you will never have Robert and that is a loving supportive family, and a very large circle of friends who will stand by him and prove what a scheming little liar you are and the fact that you and the other so called victims have colluded together to destroy an innocent man.

      Bye now .

  51. I was at Bryn Estyn with some of them who have left comments here and I have emailed the owner of this site with some things I have not seen written in the newspapers or on twitter and facebook

  52. I was in Eastwood Park, and was beaten violently, the violence inflicted on us kids was shocking, I was bit of a naughty kid, after leaving that place, I was filled with hatred.

  53. Hello Outlaw,
    Just thought I’d offer a few new one’s to your list and one or two corrections! Taxel Edge was a children’s home in Taxel Whaley Bridge on the Derbyshire/Cheshire border in the 70’s and was probably a convalescent home prior to that.

    Two places that are incorrect are;

    St Thomas More Approved School Freshfield.

    St Georges Approved School Southport.

    These should be;

    St Thomas Mores Approved School 427 Liverpool Road Birkdale Southport

    St Georges Approved School Freshfield Formby Liverpool.

    Two housemasters from St Georges were later to make history successfully overturning convictions on the grounds of abuse of process which resulted in many cases failing before they even got to court.

    St Aiden’s, St Josephs, St Georges, St Vincents, St Thomas Mores were all linked Catholic Schools. With the exception of St Aiden’s and St Josephs the others sat on the Northwest coast between Liverpool and Southport, teachers and housemasters moved between them all especially when things got a bit too hot for them!.

    To add:

    Kilrie children’s home Knutsford Road Knutsford Cheshire where various alleged abuses took place over several years.

    Danesford Approved School Congleton Cheshire later a NCH institution where abusers were jailed over two enquiries one into external satanic abuse, lots written about this.

    St Vincents Approved School Raven Meols Lane Formby Liverpool
    or Community Home with Education as it became in the early seventies, all types of abuse over many decades and many convictions for some of the countries most infamous pedo’s and part of ‘Operation Care’ those who were there in the 70’s will remember ‘Basher W’.

    1. Hi My brother Mark was in Kilrie from 1974-77. And St josephs late 1977- 78. He was horribly abused and he’s still suffering, Only now he’s started to open up. Do you know any of the staff names that were there please, He was a little skinny lad with freckles and red hair.

  54. I see you put tanllwyfan children’s home as one of the homes that abused children i like to let you know that i was one of the children in that home from 79 to 84 while I was there no child was abused by staff

    1. Hi Karl, the list published here is one of care homes and institutions where abuse has been reported, whether proven or alleged.

      This could of course mean that the alleged abuse occurred at times prior to and following the dates that individual people were residents there.

      Your comment is noted though

      1. Its also worth noting even if there was abuse few would discuss it anyway. Its the nature of the beast, and why the beasts clearly get away with it.

  55. Hi everyone. Is there anyone out there that was in Aston Hall Hospital, Derby. Under Doctor Millner. Please contact me or call 0151 236 3737 thats the number of the lawyers dealing with this matter thank you

  56. Hi can anyone tell me the names of any of the staff from st josephs and kilrie from 1974-78 please, My brother Mark was in these nasty places at this time. He’s not very well and through the years got worse, Any information would be appreciated. Perhaps anyone remembered him He was a little skinny lad with freckles and red hair, And was extremely quiet, Kind regards, Gail.

  57. I was in Kingwood assessment centre and then the “training school” between I believe 1969 and 1972\73, I have never spoken about my experiences to anyone, its something you block out. I’m now 59 and some of it is haunting me. Most of the abuse I suffered was at the hands of other boys, esp’ in the training School but I couldn’t wait to get out of the assessment centre.

    The thing is is that the staff knew what was happening, and not just to me but other boys!

    I feel now that I must dig deeper, can I access my files, if so how?

    1. You certainly should be able to acces your personal files John.

      You can apply to the local council if was a council run establishment.

      You can also access them through a general freedom of information request.

      I shall try and find out more about the Kingswood Assessment Centre, so I can then advise you about the correct procedure to follow.

      I shall get back to you by email.

      1. Many thanks mate, just a reply to an earlier comment: not all those abused avoided those who were abusing, it depends on the circumstances; if those who abuse offer the only protection or shelter available to a young child then where do you go??? If you report it you are cast as someone who participates. The big question has always got to be: why did the establishment allow it to continue?

    2. You’re not wrong John! I’m younger than you and I was at Kingswood Assessment Centre and the ‘Training School’ in 1973. I recall that the Training School, I was sent there because I absconded from the assessment centre, it was like a Victorian Workhouse.

      Most would find it difficult to believe what it was like for us as boys at Kingswood, by far the most frightening of all the places I was in Care!!!

      You are legally entitled to a full copy of your SS File but be prepared for Council lawyers who will redact anything that might lead to litigation. I have been trying to get a copy of a document from my SS file which proves an assault on a boy at Kingswood, witnessed by my social worker but the relevant council refuse to give me a copy, even though it amounts to a misuse of the Data Protection Act, they don’t care.

      Remember the yard where we were allowed to smoke and play football, surrounded by a barbed-wire-fence?

      The little red night-light in the dorms?

      The electric timer locks on all the doors at night?

      1. I was in 3 kids homes before my 7 years in Bryn alyn and 1 briefly afterwards, I requested my ss records last year,,there was not any part of Bryn alyn mentioned but there was about the ones before and the one after, I wonder why ,but I can pretty much guess Corruption springs to mind

      2. Yes john i remember all three of them assesment center,training school,special unit… All very bad places.. The irish twins PADDY AND LEO got convicted for nonceing up kids in the special unit… i was lucky i fought them and was moved again… But to be honest those places are a walk in the park compare to certain other places i have been. Take care john

  58. Lol I forgot, I recall on another site regarding the assessment centre and a subsequent inquiry\court case the name Bill Mumford came up, I can’t recall names off hand because as I said “I blocked it out” but im sure he, or someone of a similar name was a night watchman who used to check us in our dorms. Not a nice bloke!!!

  59. Bloody hell the list is endless. what a sickness these people have, my heart goes out to anyone who has suffered at the hands of these sicko’s

  60. A LITTLE CHEEKY BUT CAN I ASK WHAT AREA S PEOPLE CAME FROM AND ENDED UP IN … im from wakefield and ended up in cheshire.. please feel free to message me on face book … katherinewillmott

  61. hi admin what does it mean when you have put places on th list in a bigger font ie netherton park hell hole i went to

  62. Just to keep the readers on here updated, Robert Jones who accused my father of disgusting historic abuse, and said he burgled his house for revenge is in prison again for burglary.

    I cant help but wonder what the excuse will be this time.

    He is nothing but a liar and we will prove it.

    But if he has burgled your house I hope he doesnt make up stories about you.

    Rhian, you must be so proud of Robert.

  63. Hi. I’m trying to contact people I was in Midfield Observation & Assessment with between March 79 to about August 81.

    I have been going thru the web to find people to no avail.

    From there I moved back to Peterborough to Eastlands childrens home, & from there my school I went to was Ellingdon in Bretton Peterborough, before the trial of a prominent paedophile (in charge of Midfield)

    I gave a 32 page statement to an officer of the serious crime squad she ask me how I remembered all the detail ( statement taken early 97) I said.

    When your thrust into care at that early age you dont tend to forget .

    1. Hi Russell, thank you for your comment. If I may offer some advice to you – BE VERY CAREFUL who you approach and of course, be wary of those who approach you in regard to your request.

      There are many people online who claim to be on the side of those who blow the whistle, specifically about abuse in the care system, but in reality are anything but.

      Avoid Social Media if at all possible, especially Twitter like the plague, as it’s a limited hangout for those agencies who wish to discredit and harass genuine survivors into silence.

      Many of the worst of that type, claim to be survivors or are CSA advocates.

      You are safe here, however, as your details will never be passed onto anyone without your express permission.

  64. My name is Lee Twamley i was at Royd Edge, Meltham between 81 and 86 if u was there at these times plz contact me ***********

    1. Hi Lee, I have removed your Telephone number from your comment for your own protection.

      If anyone wants to contact you regarding your time at Royd Edge, they can email and I can pass your number on to them if that’s OK with you.


  66. I am looking to find and pupils that attended St Edwards School, Melchet Court, Sherfield English, between 1973 and 1975.



  67. i was abused in a childrens home in whalley range manchester called cambrian house it was 60 wood road ….. i was put in the home after suffering years of sexual abuse and to top it all off my mum had just passed away …… his name was mr oakes or oates i made a complaint at the time but all they did was put me in a different home social services have a lot to blame for my childhood of abuse ……..

  68. just found your site.Thank you. How do i access my case notes re Westwood grange leeds and ainsty lodge leeds 1977-79? Angie

  69. I am very sorry for everyone who was abused by people who were meant to care for you and protect you from harm.

    If you feel able to please look into telling people your stories to The Goddard Inquiry – Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

    Justice Goddard has been especially brought over from New Zealand so she has no connections to anyone who was abusing children.

    The Inquiry is extensive and has just announced today the establishments it is beginning to look at.

    There are to be counsellors and others to support people.

    If you were not sexually abused but abused in other ways mentally and physically then I think this will also go a long way to support others who were sexually abused.

    You will get to tell your personal story and at long last be heard.

    1. I’m sorry Benji I know you probably mean well. But most of us that have posted here were either subject to care orders or social services intervention at some stage. Now I know that in many respects with safeguarding by social services “the safety of a minor is paramount (I’m willing to empathise with those aims and aspirations to a degree, But the those same aims and aspiration of bygone decades were not congruent with reality) The road to hell is paved with good intentions?

      Yes, I was one of those that contacted the inquiry. I spent endless hours of agonising. often waking up of a night drenched in sweat because reliving the memories in daylight triggered horrifying attendant nightmares.

      I spent endless hours on my laptop also writing a detailed account of my experiences. This also impacted on my mental health as well (I don’t have the benefit of good mental health services where I live here in North Kent, I’m also perceived as a prize pain in the butt because of my whistle blowing subsequently at Kneesworth House Hospital)

      To me this was the last role of the dice to try and air my views of what a lot of us had to endure. I’m fifty four now there are people even older than me. What people probably don’t consider some is age and infirmity. It really is our last chance.

      I was deeply, deeply angered and depressed when Justice Goddard resigned the Chair. Only to be replaced by a senior social work academic in the form of Professor Alexis Jay. Not only totally inappropriate because of the nature of the subject matter but I think downright insulting to the victims as well.

      Anyway I decided to withdraw my testimony henceforth. I also have little faith in an academic like Jay. I have had experience of the world of academia. On a good day I would venture to say “that some of them couldn’t do their shoe-laces up without a very comprehensive instruction manual” despite being highly intellectual, On a bad day, well I just see them as “verbal and mental masturbator s” or more succinctly “intellectual morons”

      So what now one might ask oneself in terms of a chair. Well we’ve had three lawyers and now a social worker (who I hope doesn’t pass muster) Well I’m going to say something radical. What about a former senior army officer? Someone like Sir David Ramsbotham (former HM Prisons Chief Inspector, who was very highly respected in that post by lots of diverse parties and was a very pragmatic and humane individual)

      The way I see the inquiry at the present its going to get bogged down in both legal minutei (due to high profile legal counsel whose interests are drag out the proceedings as long as possible and to the detriment of the victims, Also earning obscene and extortionate fees) Also the social care driven side are also great prevaricators and like nothing better than semantics when defying term and remits. Look at the last big Inquiry, The Chilcott Inquiry into Iraq,

      Some of the victims will be dead by time this inquiry gets it’s act together let alone reaching any substantive findings.

      Nope sorry it’s the end of the road for me.

      I really had hopes for this but all I see is a very subtle establishment stitch up.

  70. I went to Aston Hall in the in the late 60s. What a horrible and frightening place to be in.

    I was subject to a process called Narco Analysis.

    Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings, thoughts, or memories.

    Its use is restricted to circumstances where there is a compelling, immediate need for a patient’s responses.

    1. hi phil m, i was in aston hall in 1969, we have got a closed group called aston hall survivors, there are afew of us there mostly women but have 1 male, would you or anybody here like to join us, you will be more than welcome x

  71. Easdale Close, StreetLane, Eastmoor, Whinmoor, Westwood Grange, Thorpe Arch Grange ST WILLIAMS, Seacroft Hospital , L G I , Linton, JIMMYS, Brother James, Jimmy Saville are just the tip of the iceberg.

    Victims Oh god don’t get me started on places like Harrison Crest, Waterloo Manor. Not even scratched the surface . Bishops, priests, nuns, some staff and social workers. What did I ever do? I was born, I breathe, the screaming silence, running through my head, MY VOICE WON’T SPEAK, but my heart does feel.

    I feel lost, lonely, OH WAIT, DID ANYONE THINK ABOUT ANY OF US? cause I for a start felt abandoned, abused and every other kind of hell.

    The End .

    My Ordinary Life….


  72. Noticed kepples view rotherham on the list and cartref melys north Wales. I was in both never witnessed any abuse in any of them… but was in a home called wallhead grange (not on the list).. were the lads were physically abused by Frank joinson, roy sapey, and Derek who would fetch his German Shepherd to work and frighten us to death setting it on us… Frank was the officer in charge.. used to thrash us in the shoe locker room.. fat wankers.. mainly with a piece of hose pipe

    1. Hi Dave, thank you for the comment.

      The list above is of establishments where Abuse/Maltreatment has been reported by individuals, others may have had very different experiences of the same establishments, which is what I have to consider here.

      Where is ‘Wallend Grange’ Located, so I can add it to the list please?

    2. i was in cartreff melys in 1983 and i also ‘never’ experienced any abuse,,,, former staff i recall are steve keen mr howarth [ not to be confused with paedo howarth from Bryn estyn] headmaster mr donovan,hew the night watchman,polish vanda cath the cook joe coe and diane

  73. hi i was in silverbrook in Pontypridd but i dont see maes y egwlys there which was next door? this was in the 1970s and 80s

  74. hi what about the convictions at st leonards in hornchurch Essex some of the most serious ever abuse at a children’s home run by Tower Hamlets council that went on for decades.

  75. hello would like to talk with anyone that was in Tower Hamlets social services care i was in care from 1967 untill 1982 especially people that were at 22 northumberland avenue in wanstead east london and st leonards in hornchuch essex. regards Andrew walsh

    1. Hi, I would like any information on Staff members (House Fathers and Mothers) at St Leonards, Hornchurch in the 1970s especially Mrs Newton.
      Many thanks, email me.

  76. Hi, I was at royd edge in the 80s. I was abused physically and sexually by Mr parry and Mr newby. I came forward 35 years go and I was ignored. I’m currently looking for closure but authorities are denying me closure.

    Is there anybody out there who was there at that time? I hope to connect with others looking for justice.

  77. I was abused sexualy In riverside and still can’t lead a normal life thornelow was a evil pervert he was sentenced to only three years if that’s wot u call justice then the law needs changing my life is a mess because of wot happened to me by that pervert.

  78. Dear Outlaw I have received compensaton for abuse I suffered at 4 Livingston Drive .
    The man Christopher Oldfield died before he could be prosecuted..
    I received some compensation which was redeuced by 50% because I had a criminal record .
    I was aged 4 years old and stayed their until 9 years old.

    1. Hi Lynette, it is good to hear that you have been compensated for the abuse you suffered, and I hope that it goes towards helping you draw a line underneath it and that you can move on with your life all the stronger.

    2. hi lynette you must have got your compensation from the criminal injuries board as they rip you off cause you have a record [thieves] they cant take anything if its done through the civil courts thanks

  79. Why is KIRK LEVINGTON not on here? I am one of the 167 who have come forward and exposed those beasts for what they were!

  80. why has noone ever said about abuse in usk detention centre where you were hurt daily by all staff is it because lots have had compo for false claims in approved schools and homes were we who were battered got none because it did happen and will never be investigated

      1. myself i was kicked about in neath farm school but that was allowed but in usk thatss a different game that was just plain violance by staff for fun it does bother me even today as i cant face anything closely or my head spins due to being wedhged into door being punched in the head ?ohh the concrete shop was fun and the gym well that was like a liveing hell burst eardeum broken nose christ even by brother had his wriest broken day befor relise yet nothing done i wonder why??

  81. I was in Pilkington House, Bury 1979 to 1981 and they were the happiest days of my life. Great staff/management, great friends and great memories. I did get a letter from the police in the 1990’s asking had I witnessed any abuse going on there and said that I had not. It was like a holiday camp for me, after living with psychotic parents for years.

    1. That’s good to hear Jude.

      The majority of UK care homes were indeed ‘Places of Safety’ for many children, and as your comment demonstrates, some were refuges which saved hundreds of kids from what were horrendously abusive situations in their homes at the hands of their own families.

  82. I have never been in a care home or abused as a child. My heart goes out to all of you that have suffered and had damage done to you in your early years. I believe all of you. What I would be interested in knowing is the sex of the offender. Perhaps you will not agree but I believe that in the main it is a females that are the best carers of children. If it was that the majority of abused was caused by males, would we not be correct in saying that children until a certain age should only be cared for by females. As a civilized country we must care for and make safe each child. By the comments made by so many and the extent of the abuse, we must really do something as decent human beings to stop this. If I am incorrect and is not in the main that the abusers are male, then I stand corrected.

    1. Hi Christine, I believe the vast majority of abuse/cruelty convictions have been secured against male care workers.

      I may be wrong but I cannot personally recall a case of abuse or mistreatment in a care home that was committed by a female staff member.

      1. Hi admin female staff gave abused children the majority where men but their was a few I know this first hand roydedge ex pupil

    2. Hello Christine,

      Nope sorry to disabuse the notion that abuse is predominantly the domain of the male.

      I’m afraid it’s “Equal Opportunities Blood-sport”

      From my experiences of the care system and especially on locked wards in secure system. When it comes to the control and restraint of patients, I’ve witnessed female nurses wading in with gleeful abandon and vigour (got to be one of the lads) Kneesworth House was a prime example of this almost a perk of the job, so to speak. Oswald Morson’s death was an example. Qualified female nurse was an instigator and active participant. I witnessed this.

  83. Please don’t get me wrong there are lots of great men out there…..2 ex husbands and 4 fantastic sons to add to every ones list… But why can we not hold our hands up as a nation and say enough is enough. Take all males away from the vulnerable until we know how else to deal with the issues. Any decent adult male will say OK lets try. There is the argument that there needs to be good male role models in all children;s lives. Not though when we weigh this against peace of mind, a chance of undisturbed education, a childhood without fear.

  84. Hi out law is was wondering if I could email you , I don’t want to put my question on the open forum, I didn’t know if you read them first. Thank you. Kirsty

  85. Did anyone go to Longfords School in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire? I did go to Frant Court but whilst the nun’s ran it and not Greenwich council but the nun’s were quite cruel. The same ones as ran the home in Ireland which featured in the film Philomena.

  86. You can add Westfield house Liverpool and St Thomas Moore Devon to that list.
    Plus you may be able to put a red conviction next to Sydney house Liverpool.

  87. I was in 3 different so called care homes from 1976 to 1981 and was either physically or sexually abused in all 3 of them. Yewcroft School, Birmingham. Millhouse, Home, Carlisle and the Family Group Home, Wastwater avenue, Workington.

  88. I have had an enduring history of mental health issues since the age of fourteen, caused by severe bullying at school and attendant behavioural problems leading to subsequently ending up in care and being placed at a special residential school in Devon.

    Prior to Marland School I was placed in the now closed Glebelands Remand Home near Maidstone that was fairly horrific but didn’t prepare me for the iniquities of the placement in Devon.

    One thing I do remember is a consultation at then Stone House Mental Hospital to see Psychiatrist Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam.

    His field was supposedly adolescent psychiatry.

    Despite trying to give concise and honest accounts of what had happened to me at the local secondary school (Northfleet School for Boys) This clown used a very primitive skin galvanometer Lie Detector test (instrument attached to my fingers. I didn’t realise at the time obviously but have remembered the details and have researched this) On a vulnerable client without taking any form of consent from legal guardian or the social worker that took me to this appointment (obviously sceptical because any teenager in the 1970’s in care was seen as troublesome and lying delinquent!)

    Like a lot of Psychiatrists of that era he thought he was God (or maybe even the creator of God?)

    He was also very liberal with the dosages of major tranquillizers (anti-psychotics, regardless of whether a client was psychotic or not) His favourite “liquid cosh” was largactl (chlorpromasine) in way above the recommended daily dosage. Which was given to me by the Matron at Glebelands (Mrs Robinson) without question. The only sensible thing that Marland School did at the urging of Mrs Edgecombe the school matron was to get me to see a Dr Bungay, school GP on arrival because I was doped up to the gills. Perinpanayagam is now being held to account by the Diocese of Rochester’s inquiry into the abuse and over-medication of young teenage girls at Kendall House in Gravesend I believe.

    This school was called Marland School for Boys. Where the bullying and abuse escalated completely out of control (Such was the culture in the 1970’s) This school was run by a complete abusive martinet who was the Headmaster. His name was William Keith Gerrish. Mr Gerrish was for a better analogy “The Keeper of Souls” with absolute power to terrorise inadequate and already emotionally damaged teenage boys. This man should never have placed in this position of trust.
    Back in the 1970’s boys like us could never complain about the regime of terror that he inflicted on us.

    For Gerrish was a towering pillar of the local community. First he was a leading light of the local Methodist Church in nearby Market town of Torrington, Chair of the local Parish Council, a former ex Royal Marine and finally had worked as a house-master in the old approved school system. His approach to dealing with vulnerable teenagers was like a demented and bellicose drill instructor.

    We were not boys with problems but just maladjusted trash that had to be bashed into shape like recalcitrant army recruits.

    When I say bashed into shape I mean this, I actually don’t think Gerrish was a paedophile (He was a devoted and bigoted Homophobe) I never witnessed him sexually abusing boys, he was intensely homo-phobic and a couple of pupils who had those tendencies were both severely verbally and physically abused and regularly humiliated in front of the rest of the pupils. I wonder to this day how they have grown up and developed into men and the impact on their lives. No, Gerrish’s main kick was the sadistic and calculated use of both physical and psychological violence. Some of his tactics were in retrospect completely twisted and sociopathic.

    Periodically the school would be subject to “Purges” (Obviously a fan of Ioseph Vissarionovich Stalin) This was a clampdown on activities and privileges, Enforced sport events even if those that were taking part were not particularly sporty, the favourite being the cross country run (Fortunately I was a good cross country runner) The poor less sporty stragglers at the rear were viscously whipped around the legs with a piece of bramble twig by a pursuing and ranting Gerrish.

    What really pisses me off with this cross country stunt was that this was witnessed by the local villagers and guess what? No one batted an eye lid, it was never reported. Want to know why because a lot of them were employee’s at the school.

    Perceived dissidents to this regime were beaten and kicked around the school (By Gerrish and his side-kick Mr Reeves [Deputy Headmaster]) and made to walk about the school naked. This even extended to our swimming lessons in Torrington at the local public swimming baths that the school hired out (this happened to me) There were no members of the public at these events unless some of the baths staff were around. This just illustrates the level of arrogance and confidence of Gerrish’s standing in the local community.

    I had this particular treatment inflicted on me when I absconded with another pupil. We got as far as Exeter before being picked up by the police. I begged the police not to take me back to Marland and also tried to tell them what was going on there. But with the prevalent culture of the seventies and the fact that I was subject to a care order I was considered just to be a lying delinquent teenager. Nope back the “Boot-camp or Do The Boys Hall” I knew what was in store for me on return.

    The other real psychological torture that Gerrish revelled in and even to this day it makes me feel physically sick because of the hypocrisy of the situation for someone who was so sanctimoniously religious was the belittling of offenders at the morning assembly

    This ritual consisted of first a conventional assembly with religion and hymns accompanied by Mr Gerrish’es wife Pamela on the piano (She makes me sick, she witnessed his behaviour and yet did nothing) Then ritual humiliation time.

    This consisted of Gerrish berating all of us as maladjusted scum. He had this particular book that was some sort of sociological text on maladjustment (I remember the cover) This was brandished at us like he was some sort of demonic evangelist Then the offender was summoned or dragged to the front of the assembly usually by Gerrish or Reeves. If any resistance was shown dragged by the ear “The exquisite side tweak”. Then he was berated by Gerrish. All of the persons, what I would call highly confidential case file stuff to do why they were at Marland, family antecedents I.e. Say if they were illegitimate or from an abusive home, ethnicity and racial slurs all used to psychologically bludgeon the individual.

    Sexual abuse was the speciality of the Maths teacher Mr Lowe, he was a violent sociopath One day I was standing in the games room and he came up to me and punched me full in the mouth for no reason at all. When I had got up off the floor, with lose teeth and a massive thick lip. I asked him what I had done wrong? “Nothing” He said, “Next time if you do something you’ll get this but ten times worse you little shit” No wonder to this day that I have low self esteem and have a fear of authority figures. Other staff were sexually abusing boys but it’s difficult to say how many. But I wonder about my social workers connection at the time.

    I wish that I had never complained about the original bullying in Gravesend and just tolerated it. This intervention by the local child and adolescent Psychiatry team (Dr Glaisher and Mrs Absolom a Psychologist) has unfortunately made me the man that I am today.

    I did approach the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, with respect to sexual abuse in care homes and residential schools but when Justice Goddard was replaced by Professor Alexis Jay. I decided not to take it any further. I can’t think of anything more inappropriate and downright insulting to put a senior social worker in charge of this sort of enquiry. Since those experiences in my formative years I have always been deeply distrustful if not paranoid (for good reason) of the Psychiatric profession in general.

    Particularly, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers (The social worker [Nicholas Rabbet] that placed me in care later turned out to be a notorious paedophile that ran care homes in Islington in London. He was a prolific abuser of vulnerable teenage boys in the care system until he was exposed and struck off. This guy was never prosecuted in the UK (Although struck off, obviously had friends in high places?)

    He, fortunately, ended his life in Thailand. After being arrested by the Thai authorities who I believe take a more draconian approach to foreign paedophiles)

    1. Thank you for your comment Robert, harrowing to read though it was, it is greatly appreciated.

      If it’s OK with you I would like to publish it as a standalone article on the Outlaw at some point.

      It needs to be heard.

      1. Thanks for the prompt reply ADMIN. Yes I wholeheartedly agree to this because with my current mental health state at present being in a rather parlous state I’m not really quite sure how much longer I’m going to be around. I feel by speaking out about places like Marland School it might do some good.

        The legacy of Marland has left me with a rather invidious “Psychiatric Career Resume” so to speak. Peak of my career was being placed on a forensic section that’s really caused some lasting damage (Section 37/41 detained without limit of time, Restriction Order) And so I have pure and utter contempt for my local mental health team and I think this is mutually reciprocated in turn.

        A place that you need to mention in this forum is the Private Medium Secure Unit (Run by Partnerships in Care) Kneesworth House, Bassingbourne near Royston in Hertfordshire I was there when a lot of deaths occurred and in collaboration with both Janet Richardson (Chair of City and Hackney CHC now defunct and replaced by the toothless Patient Advocacy Liaison Services) and a very decent and conscientious Journalist, Mark Gould (Freelanced for the Guardian and Observer on medical and social issues) We. That as myself as a restricted patient tried to highlight the suspicious deaths of four patients on medium secure wards. Namely Oswald Morson (A close friend and fellow street musician of some considerable talent) who I witnessed die of postural asphyxia on Ickneild Ward after a completely unjustified and over the top restraint procedure went wrong. I was also a direct witness a few months later to the death of Alan Bannister after a bullying session by untrained nursing assistants got completely out of control (over rationing his cigarettes because of a behavioural contract agreement and taunting him with his own cigarettes) They didn’t realise this poor guy had a serious undiagnosed heart condition. He had a massive coronary and literally dropped dead in front of me, The most meanest and shittiest aspect of Alan’s unnecessary death was the Medical Director of the Hospital (Consultant Psychiatrist and medically trained doctor) Dr John Taylor stood just feet away from a dying patient and didn’t lift a finger to give medical aid Obviously didn’t want to contaminate himself!) The most poignant aspect of this prior to Alan’s detention he was a high flyer (a stockbroker not a stereo-typical mental health patient) As he was monied all his financial assets were nearly spent out with paying privately for his care, ironically he was due to be discharged in a matter of weeks. He was literally robbed of his freedom, his assets and ultimately his life. One word for this utterly puerile.

        Alex Clements was another patient that I knew, because in the forensic sector of mental health beds are at a premium. Patients are moved hundreds of miles to find a bed often in private units. I myself had been moved from Hackney Hospital to Stockton Hall near York (A sister hospital in this group, then because of a hunger strike and the attendant threats of force feeding that Janet and Mark publicised I was moved back closer to London and my family.

        Poor Alex , was a patient on Ermine Ward (was on was in the reverse position) He had been moved from Sheffield to Kneesworth and was really completely going off his chump much more seriously than the staff realised. They were able to take him for an escorted visit to his family in Sheffield (Because he was a restricted patient like myself home office permission had to granted because they took so long in making up their mind and prevaricating about risk he had finally gone completely and utterly out of his mind) Unfortunately his family lived in a high rise block of flats on the top floor of a ten story block. When he got there he dived straight through a plate glass living room window to his death.

        There was a fourth death on Ermine Ward as well I didn’t personally know that patient but that was a suspicious suicide.

        I was able to give Janet and Mark a lot of information on what was happening on visits and by letters. The hospital went completely ape-shit when the Guardian did an expose, One wonderfully amusing aspect of this was the staffs raving paranoia, I’d pick up a copy of the Observer and find any articles to do with mental health had been cut out as a form of censorship.They knew It was me and I made no bones about it. I was regularly physically intimidated by nursing staff but they obviously couldn’t go over the top because they knew that I had outside advocates that could make life very embarrassing for them. The upshot was that there was a Mental Health Act Commission inquiry. Two very senior psychiatric academics did a real hatchet job on Partnerships in Care and Kneesworth but the report was suppressed because the hospital threatened them with legal action.

        In the meantime things were very, very dicey for me. My consultant Dr Pamela Bowling said to me one day in a interview “You do realise we can send you somewhere with much higher security conditions” I said “are you threatening me with Rampton or Broadmoor because I’m a whistle-blower?” she wouldn’t elucidate any further and just left it as a rhetorical threat. Anyway good old Janet and Mark came to the rescue in the form of approaching Dr Neil Boast at Hackney Hospital to get me moved on safety grounds. Dr Boast is one of the few psychiatrists that I’ve actually still got genuine time and gratitude for because I think he probably saved my life.

        Problem for me as a whistle-blower ,any dealings I now have with social care professionals in my local area is that behind my back I’m labelled as “toxic scum” I would imagine that with social services and Dartford and Gravesend mental health team is that I’ve been placed on a Cautionary Contacts List (These are kept by social services it basically a posh way of calling “Shit List” because social care experts do like semantics and jargon)

        You need to put as a group on your site as Partnerships in Care and then the individual hospitals:

        Kneesworth House, Bassinbourne-cum-Kneesworth, Herts

        (Massive amounts of staff on patient violence by both qualified and unqualified staff usually In the form of unnecessary control and restraint procedures used as a form of bullying. Violence between patients some that should be on much higher supervised wards. Totally inadequate medical provisions in the case of medical emergencies i.e. the deaths that I witnessed. A totally oppressive regime of keeping patients cooped up on wards for up to sixteen hours a day with very little personal privacy in the form of bedroom access. Sexual abuse of vulnerable female patients by other male patients.(I think that has stopped now because mixed wards don’t exist anymore) The funny thing if it wasn’t so bizarrely tragic was that you had patients there from places like Rampton and Broadmoor because their security status had been downgraded. These poor sods found the atmosphere so intimidating and violent that some of them were asking to go back to special hospitals and in some cases acting up so that they were actually returned to higher security but undoubtedly but more tranquil conditions!)

        Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on -the-Forest, Near York

        (As above)
        (Also not widely know when the Border Agency need extra facilities to house illegal immigrants facing deportation has been used as a detention facility. Totally illegal use of facility)

        The North London Clinic, 15 Church Street, Edmonton, London

        (Sexual Abuse in the form of staff forming inappropriate relationships with patients and then when it is exposed covering up by accusing patients of sexual offences. I’m not going to mention the patients name but I’m certainly going to name the Psychologist (Judith Levi), this was particularly nasty she decided to have a fling with a young Muslim Asian man. This guy was another restricted patient. So that when she got bored with this guy after a few months and dumped him for another “beau” she made sexual assault allegations against him and he was moved to Rampton. She faced no action or censure at all and was free to continue her career whilst this poor guy faced a very uncertain future. I was able to really embarrass her in front of fellow work colleagues however. By this stage I was out of hospital and doing paid consultancy advocacy work for City and Hackney Mind. I used to visit the North London Clinic in a professional capacity to see clients. (Bear in mind I had this revolting woman foisted on me as my psychotherapist when I was at Kneesworth ) So as I walked past her on a ward crowded with Doctors and Nurses I said “Hello Judith are you still fucking your clients?” and walked off. Talk about embarrassed, I thought that was a nice bit of Chutzpah on my part. Nasty bit of work though)

        Norvik Clinic, Norwich (I’m not sure that is now part of Partnerships in Care)

        (The very high profile death of David “Rocky “ Bennett another talented musician and a rastafarian. Who I also knew. Died in almost identical conditions to Oswald Morson. I obviously didn’t witness this death but have seen the coroners report. There was a high profile inquiry in this case led by a retired High Court Judge (Sir John Blofeld) There were some very nasty racial overtones by staff and and a white patient that led to the completely negligently use of control and restraint that led to postural asphyxia and I believe cardiac arrest the same as Oswald Morson. And the same sort of cover up with nursing staff declining to give evidence the same as with Oswald’s death. This seems to be staff policy on medium secure wards)

        I hope some of this is helpful because in my somewhat jaundiced eyes there really are no places of safety for the vulnerable or the mentally ill. I live in constant fear of compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act.

    2. Oh my word, I was there, Marland School, in the late ’70s, left in 83 and have to say this place was awful. Full of bullies, ran by bullies. Keith Gerrish was only happy when he was frog-marching us boys in various states of dress across the Devon countryside.

      I echo all of Roberts post in full and especially found adapting to normal life afterwards a difficult task. Ironic really because it was supposed to be a school for ‘Maladjusted Boys’, such a derogatory term but left having to actually adjust to normality.

      The daily taunting by Keith Gerrish and his side-kick deputy Reeves at ‘assembly’ was particularly harrowing. I clearly remember one day when two boys were scrapping, he quite literally grabbed each by the hair and held them in such as way and forced them to punch each other in the face in small bursts. He was a strong ex military guy. Very scary for me.

      Outwardly everything looked lovely at the school, church going, community lead… Internally it was a hell hole. When you weren’t in the hell you were on a cross-country and/or mud run. One particular night I remember some abscondees being hosed down outside naked in the freezing cold by Gerrish who attempted to wash them of their sins.

      People say to me, why didn’t I complain at the time. Well, when you are labelled and tormented on a daily basis, you are already a lier, cheat, scum and a trouble maker. No-one was supposed to believe you any more.

      I used to wet the bed in this place (not surprisingly looking back), a perfect opportunity for the ‘house master’ to drag me out of the dorm half an hour before we were supposed to get up to be showered and washed in the open showers. Very humiliating. I used to hate it.

      Not everyone there was bad, I had some very good people recognise my attempts to be normal and took me under their wing. I don’t know how those half normal adults, though, didn’t stand up to Gerrish and stop the regime he was running. The abuse was in plain sight and discussed amongst us boys.

      This is the first time I have spoken out about this, I have largely put it behind me now but can really appreciate the continued pain that Robert has suffered. If others add to this thread I may well contribute further, in the meantime, stirring up some of those childhood memories left me not sleeping for a couple of days. I found a picture on line of Steven Joyce, one of the housemasters… now in prison paying for his part in this establishment. it bought it all back.

      Good luck Robert, and well done for speaking out. We may even have been there at the same time. Regardless I wish you well.


      1. Thank God!!

        At last some sort of vindication of what pupils at Marland had to endure from this Sociopath and his lackeys.

        I just wish more individuals would come forward to voice what Keith Gerrish, Reeves and Lowe subjected pupils to at this shithole. The only thing that still bugs me to this day is there were some good staff there. But no one stood up to Gerrish or Reeves, I’m not saying that would have entirely solved the issues because I think that the culture went far back to Mr Starr the former head and that it was endemic. It would be interesting to hear from boys that were at Marland during his headship. I in paticular can’t forgive females that were working in this envionment I.e Pam Gerrish his wife and also Mrs Edgecoombe the Matron. For gods sake both these stupid women occupied a flats in the school and had teenage kids the same age as us? YET THEY DID NOTHING TO PUT AN END TO THIS!! what more can I say.

        I still wonder to this day about the connection between Marland and the prolific Paedophile Nicholas Rabbet (apart from the fairly obvious of there being a ready supply of suitable male victims, that couldn’t rock the boat or complain to the relevant authorities because of the prevalent attitudes towards people that were in care at this time) I still have a hunch there was more there than meets the eye and would benefit from closer scrutiny from officials but I doubt that this will ever be pursued. Mainly because the big institutional abuse enquiry is chaired by an academic social work practitioner but sadly because Rabbet committed suicide in Thailand. I believe, however, that up until recently Gerrish is still in the land of the living and still in the Bideford area but he must be very old now.

        It would be very interesting to see what Reeves and Lowe are up to these days as well or what they did after Marland and I appeal that if anyone posting here has any info for gods sake share it.

        I’m so sorry that I didn’t keep up the posts after a brief period of activity but shortly after this I was made homeless in Kent where I lived. Mainly to do with enduring mental health issues and because of my past whistle-blowing (to do with abuse stuff) so mental health professionals did their utmost to make sure I didn’t get any help or support until it was too late.

        As a consequence of this I’ve spent about 23 months living on the streets of Brighton in Sussex. Quite an interesting experience and I’ve met some wonderful and very interesting characters with similar experiences to mine. Some of who have become very close friends such is the camaraderie of the street community.

        I’m now in temporary accommodation courtesy of Brighton Housing Trust’s “First-base” at least I’ve got a breathing space to catch up with things and events. Anon I’m glad that you’ve been able to put Marland behind you. I haven’t been able to because I had underlying mental health issues prior to Marland and all that Gerrish and his moronic chums managed to do was to exacerbate them. I think that to a large degree I suffer from some sort of Post Traumatic stress disorder.

        I don’t feel sanguine about the future because for a long time a lot of my problems were buried or in abeyance. Things were bought to head by this absolutely farcical institutional abuse enquiry. One good thing about this period of homelessness is that a lot of the time I feel safer on the the streets with my fellow kindred spirits. If as I think that this accommodation is only temporary and I end up on the streets again I’m not really that bothered. Anyway I needed to try and catch up with posts on here and at least I’ve had the opportunity.

    3. Hi I know this is two years later. But I was just browsing through the internet as my dad- Steve Drennan went to this school, and he wanted to see if he could find anyone that he went to school with. He has very similar stories to yours. He also says he remembers absconding from the school and getting as far as Exeter. Just wondering if you remember him? If you do see this and could get back to me that would be great. Thankyou 🙂

    4. Hi I’m just replying to your comment on here, I know it’s 2 years later. So you may not even see it. I’ve been searching through the internet with my dad this evening. He went to marland. He was only there for a short time, but he has very similar stories to yours about the place. He also absconded and got as far as Exeter, so I’m wondering if he went with you? If so you may remember him? He’s Steven Drennan. He’s just asked me to search through to see if he could find anyone that he went to school with. If you could let me know that would be great. Thank you

      1. Hello Kristiana,

        Thanks for taking the time to read the posts about Marland School.

        Unfortunately, I didn’t Know Steve. When I absconded I went with one of the schools social pariah’s. Nigel (This was one of the gay guys that Gerrish delighted in persecuting, I’m not suprised that he wanted out) I always wonder what happened to him and the effects that this homophobic bigoted cretin has impacted on his life? I’m not gay but living in Brighton some of my best friends are gay and as far as I’m concerned I look upon their preferences as one would look at the different colours of eye’s or hair, each to their own and variety is the spice of life.

        I’ve put a fairly coherent post together for Anon. I’m really pleased that people have come forward with similar experiences to mine.

        I’m still very intrigued about Gerrish. That he was some sort of sociopathic control freak is quite clear to me but he must of known about the sexual abuse as well and condoned it, I don’t know if he was a closeted and self hating type?

        The other thing about Gerrish is that both he and Reeves were very affluent. The school was obviously funded by fees charged to local social services departments. The fact that Gerrish sported a beautiful solid gold Omega Geneve wrist watch and had a huge amount of expensive diving equipment and a boat. Reeves had a gorgeous bungalow in nearby Petrockstowe. But I don’t think money was the main motivator I think it was the exercise of absolute power over vulnerable and already damaged young men entrusted into their care. I recently watched the film Sleepers about a reformatory school in the states and that really reinforced my views of what Marland was all about.

        Anyway Kristiana I’m pleased that you and Steve have had the time to comment on Marland I feel vindicated in posting on here because I was beginning to think that I was a lone voice crying in the wildernes. Thank you and I’m so glad to hear from you.

        1. Hello Kristiana,

          Further to this post is an article on Steven Joyce who was convicted of abusing boys at Marland School. Initially his sentence was considered too lenient and obviously an “Attorney Generals Challenge” was made by the Prosecutors which entailed him having his sentence substantially increased.

          This post is much further down the page and is from two confirmatory sources (There are more on the web) as I said in further post I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear of Marland because I think its a big can of worms.


  89. Can’t find anything about croom court I was there in 1971 the worst time in my life believe me iv had a shit life

  90. I attended The Bicknell school for boys from 1976-1982 and was sexually abused over a 5 year period but the abuser died at the school 5years after I left.

    The staff knew the man was abusing boys as he told me that his was down graded by two grades.

    I’ve tried to seek redress from all areas including the police,but have never gotten anywhere.

  91. Hi Admin,
    Add convictions for Beam College in Torrington, North Devon,
    Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk.
    St Michael’s College, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire,

    `May 2016

    Former teacher from Alby jailed for 14 years for abusing children.
    John McKno, of Alby Hill, Alby, in north Norfolk, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today, Friday 13 May, where he was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.

    McKno was also investigated into allegations relating to two ther defunct educational establishments known as Beam College, in Great Torrington, Devon and St Michael’s School, Worcestershire, He was initially charged with offences occurring at Kesgrave Hall. (Beam College and St Michael’s School were subsequently investigated and further charges bought) on 24 March 2015.

    Four offences involving two victims occurring at Beam College, Devon:

    Three offences involving two victims occurring at Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk:

    & Two offences involving one victim occurring at St Michael’s School, Worcestershire:”

    Met this “creature” when I was at Marland as our two “Gulags” used to have joint sporting events and inter school visits. As I mentioned in my first post I thought there was a conviction for Beam College.

    1. I went to beam college 1976-1978, yes I remember this guy, he weighed about 18stone, we called him mac! We all know he was peadophile! He would walk the corridors at night pissed up in his underwear, he grabbed me twice but I fought him off, scary! Teachers must have known! So much bullying going on! Teachers played a big part, we had one black guy there, teachers were so racist unreal, funny how things turn out, we were all told we were the bad guys! Turns out we were not, the real bad people were the people ment to be looking after us!

  92. Hi Admin,

    Add convictions for:

    Shebbear College: Beaworthy, North Devon (Independent Methodist Church Boarding School)

    “ February 2015

    British charity worker Simon Harris jailed for abusing boys in Kenya and indecent assault at private school in UK.

    A British former public school teacher who sexually abused Kenyan street children after luring them to his lavish home with offers of food, money and the promise of education has been jailed for 17 years and four months.
    Simon Harris, who ran an educational charity in the east African country, picked up boys in his Land Rover and took them to his home, known as the Green House, where he subjected them to terrifying and humiliating sexual

    Judge Philip Parker QC, told Harris, 55, he was obviously intelligent and charismatic, which had given him “a veneer of respectability”, but he had used this to conceal a “self-centred arrogance”.

    The former classics teacher did not look up as the judge continued: “You designed your life to be close to boys; it suited you to be in education,” he said. “It gave you kudos and it also provided a source of boys.”

    Parker said Harris had targeted youngsters who were “amongst the most vulnerable in the world”. He said: “You assumed a hallowed position among the locals. You were revered as someone who could provide the gift of education. You were answerable to no one.”

    The judge said Harris’s charity work in education meant “no-one batted an eyelid” when he washed boys and allowed youngsters to sleep in his bedroom at his remote home. “You walked on water. But none of them knew you had a sexual motive.” Parker said his Kenyan victims had been left “used, degraded, and humiliated”, adding: “The mental scars will almost certainly never heal.”

    Harris, of Pudleston near Leominster in Herefordshire, was convicted of three indecent assaults and five sexual assaults. One victim was thought to be as young as nine. He was also found guilty of four charges of possessing indecent images of children.

    One of the victims who made a complaint against Harris is believed to have killed himself before the jury at Birmingham crown court reached its verdicts in December.

    Harris became familiar with Kenya in the 1980s after taking British children there on trekking expeditions. He came up with the idea of running a charity in Kenya – called VAE – giving young British people the chance to teach local children during gap years.

    In the witness box, Harris claimed he lived for education. “It’s fundamental,” he said. “Education is the most important thing for development in the third world.” But the prosecution said he drove into the town of Gilgil and enticed boys living rough or in very poor conditions into his white Land Rover. Back at the Green House, he sexually abused the boys and threatened them with death if they told anyone what he had done. The court heard he beat some boys with sticks, plied them with alcohol and drugs and urinated in their mouths.

    Before the trial, Harris admitted indecently assaulting three teenage pupils in the 1980s at a private school, Shebbear College in Devon, where he taught Latin. The judge said those victims had been left haunted and revolted. He has served a 15-month jail term after being convicted in 2009 of possessing indecent images of children.

    Harris was exposed in a Channel 4 Unreported World documentary, which led to a British police investigation. In some circumstances, British citizens can be tried in the UK for serious offences committed abroad. The human rights organisation the International Justice Mission, which worked with law enforcement agencies to support the victims, welcomed the sentence.

    Chief executive Terry Tennens said: “Today’s sentence is a landmark moment for the UK justice system and for all the organisations and authorities who worked together to secure the imprisonment of this man. The tough sentence sends a clear message that those who abuse vulnerable, young children will be held accountable.”

    Police described Harris as a calculating and prolific offender and said there could be many more victims in Kenya who had not come forward.”

  93. Hi Admin,

    Just being doing a bit of research to do with Kendall House in Gravesend. Came up with these two locations and convictions recorded.

    Lisieux House, Bishop Butt Close, Orpington
    St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Children’s Home, Glen View, near Echo Square, Gravesend

    BBC News, April 2003

    “Sex abuse priest jailed. (Father’s David Murphy and Michael McConville) A former Catholic priest has been jailed for six years for indecently assaulting youngsters at a children’s home in the early 1970s. A second ex-priest escaped a jail sentence despite also being convicted of offences against children at the homes in Kent.

    David Murphy, 56, from Edinburgh, was jailed on Friday after pleading guilty at Maidstone Crown Court to eight counts of indecent assault. But 51-year-old Michael McConville, from London, was convicted of four offences and ordered to do 100 hours of community service.

    Admitted sexual relationship

    The charges against both men related to when they worked as young priests at the St Mary’s home in Gravesend. Murphy had been posted to the home in 1969 by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) and McConville followed a year later. The court heard McConville, of Delaune Street, Walworth, south-east London, started a relationship with a teenage girl at the home after he became senior house father. He admitted having a sexual relationship with the girl, but said it was after she passed the age of consent.

    But in February he was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 16, and of one count of indecent assault on a 14-year-old boy.

    He was cleared of four other charges relating to allegations of sexual abuse by the same boy, and charges of sexual abuse against two younger girls at the home.

    Murphy, of Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, had pleaded guilty to all eight charges of indecent assault against him, offences committed at St Mary’s or at Lisieux House in Orpington.

    ‘Pleased with sentence’

    He will be placed on the sex offenders’ register for life, while McConville will be on the register for five years.

    None of the sexual abuse allegations came to light until 1994 when a former resident, then in her 30s, told a Catholic priest baptising one of her own children, about what had happened. The CCS carried out an internal investigation before the police became involved and both men left the priesthood, before being arrested in 2001.

    Detective Sergeant Tony Cannon, of Kent Police, said after the sentencing: “There were victims and relatives in court today. They were very pleased with Murphy’s sentence but less so with McConville’s. “Their view was he should have gone to jail.” ”

  94. Hello there. I found your site in i have just had a heart to heart with a family member that was going to take to his death bed the fact a goverment ran dentist in the cheshire area administered sleeping gas and abused him.. anyway it got me wondering how many other kids had this happen. How many kept quiet and how many need closure that have not gotten it as too scared to talk etc etc. If anyone has had experience with this pls let me know and how did you get closure. My instant reaction was to seek closure for him by reporting it and getting the name of the dentist out there so of course others can come forward. Having carried such a weight around he is really traumatised and said that he wants to move on and the fact the guy will be dead now is the closure he needs. Does anyone have any advice please?

    1. Hello Justice,
      Thought this info might be helpful. This is the professional body. I’m not entirely sure if they have different FRC’s (Fellow of the Royal College …. whatever speciality) like doctors?

      General Dental Council
      Effective regulation in action

      Effective regulation of dental professionals enhances patient safety, improves the quality of care and helps ensure public confidence in dental regulation. We take action against those who do not meet our standards or who break the law by working without being registered.

      Raising a concern
      If you are unhappy with your experience for any reason, you can raise a c​concern or make a complaint. There are different ways of doing this which depend on issues such as whether your care was provided under the NHS or privately.

      Who can help?
      We are one of a number of organisations which may be able to help if you are unsatisfied with the treatment, behaviour or service you have received from a registered dental professional. 
      Find out who can help

      What can the GDC help with?
      We investigate serious allegations about dentists and dental professionals including:

      Serious or repeated mistakes in clinical care, for example mistakes in diagnosis or dental procedures
      Failure to examine a patient properly, to secure a patient’s informed consent before treatment, or to respond reasonably to a patient’s needs

      Not having professional indemnity insurance

      Cross infection issues (for example, using dirty clinical equipment in the course of treatment)
      Serious breaches of a patient’s confidentiality

      A serious criminal offence

      Fraud, theft or dishonesty by a dentist or dental care professional

      What the GDC can’t help with
      We are unable to help with:

      Providing general legal advice in relation to dental treatment you may have received

      Providing clinical advice, for example, whether you should seek a second opinion

      Requiring a dental professional to provide you with the treatment you want

      Requiring your dentist to send you your dental records

      Intervening in a complaint being managed locally by the dentist’s employer under their local complaints procedure

      Securing an apology or compensation for you for poor treatment or helping you claim compensation

      Handling complaints about healthcare professionals who are not dentists or dental care professionals

      Giving you a detailed explanation of what happened to you – this can only come from the dental practitioner or the dental organisation

      Time-scales you can expect
      As part of the Fitness to Practise process you can expect the following.

      Stage One – Triage: Triage is the first step in our process where cases are screened to see if they meet the test for investigation. This team aims to provide faster and more consistent triage of new referrals. It can take up to 10 working days for a new matter to be processed by our Triage Team.

      Stage Two – Assessment: If a case is referred by our Triage team for investigation, the complaint will be further investigated and a decision will be made to either close the case or refer it to the – Assessment: If a case is referred by our Triage team for investigation, the complaint will be further investigated and a decision will be made to either close the case or refer it to the Case Examiners. It can take up to 6 months for a complaint to be assessed and considered by the Case Examiners.

      Stage Three –  Case Examiners: Case Examiners are appointed GDC staff members with a statutory duty to make decisions at the conclusion of the initial investigation. Each case is considered by a pair of Case Examiners who decide whether to close a case, agree undertakings with the registrant or refer it to a Practice Committee for a full hearing.

      Stage Four – Practice Committee: A complaint can be referred by the Case Examiners to one of the GDC’s three Practice Committees (Conduct, Performance or Health). Once a complaint has been referred to a Practice Committee by the Case Examiners, it can be up to 9 months before the matter is fully considered and concluded.

      The time taken for an investigation to be completed and presented before one of the Practice Committees can therefore be 15 months, in total.
      Interim Orders Committee: A case may be referred to the Interim Orders Committee at any stage; these can be fast tracked because of the need to protect the interests of the patient(s), the registrant or any other wider public interest.

  95. Hi. Admin
    You can add a conviction to St John’s Community Home with Education, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Birmingham.

    I was a member of staff there for 18 months in 1985/86. Years later and now living near to Manchester, I came home to find 2 West Midland detectives sitting outside my house.

    They were part of an investigation into abuse at St. John’s and wanted my thoughts and memories about the place, both staff and residents.

    One of the reasons I had left was due to the climate of physical abuse from some of the male staff who would wind up the lads known to have a short fuse temper so that they could demonstrate how powerful they [the male staff] were by putting the lad down on the floor and physically restraining them despite the outlawing of ‘pin down’.

    The girls were also physically restrained in the same way.

    They took away a photo I had of 2 of the guys, taken on a Unit holiday as well as a statement.

    Some years later I was phoned by the investigation team asking if I wanted the photo back and they told me that one guy [Jim Findon] had been sentenced for sexual abuse and a second guy [John Moore] had fled to Spain and they were trying to extradite him.

    Jim had had sexual abuse allegations made against him by a young lad he fostered, in 1988 but the Courts found him not guilty.

    His colleagues had all believed that the allegations were untrue and were made by quite a troubled lad.

    There was seemingly a culture of false accusations made at St. John’s by disgruntled teenagers who retracted them when investigations commenced.

    However there was now doubt about the Courts earlier decision.

  96. My brother was sexual abused at Stone cross boarding school Cambria in the 70,s to early 80,s by a social worker he has never got over it Lancashire county council knew it had been going on at this school for years

  97. Joyous to have witnessed earlier today the sentencing of Roy Lovatt, 29 years and Roy Leonard Allen, 19 years – both ex- Thorpe Arche Approved School, (Wetherby) for crimes committed against children in their care in the 70’s. As they’re both now in their 70’s, it’s fair to say – that’s life.

  98. My social worker was jack bennett liverpool…….. convicted
    New heys assesment center liverpool……. convictions
    Dyson hall liverpool…convictions
    Sydney house liverpool…….convictions
    Seems to of been everywhere while I was in the system

  99. should of included strawberry fields Liverpool but I think only the caretaker was convicted there ( I could be wrong)

  100. My partner was age 16 in 1981 Weymouth Borstal he was made to strip naked, masturbated over, touched up on a regular basis by a Mr John Knight, the people who where supposed to protect him. He came out of a paedophile ring and was placed in this young offenders for stealing monies from post office so he cld run away from home and take his brothers and sisters with him. He was subjected to huge abuse and now suffers permanent trauma, causing BPD. it is shocking the amount of abuse that was about. Im shocked.

  101. I found this website whilst looking for something entirely different but one of the children’s homes mentioned Abergele road was just a few doors down from me as a kid and I’m so gutted that kids I knew, went to school and played with day in day out might have been subject to abuse. It makes me so sad and sickened that all you guys had to go through this and I hope one day somehow I don’t know how you move on and not let these monsters destroy you how you all managed to get to adulthood to me is amazing your all so strong and I wish you everything from here on out ❤

    1. Hi Emma, while there are real genuine cases on here and for those people my heart really goes out to them. The ones bought by Damien Sparkes, Robert Sutcliff, Wayne Caffell against Tom at Abergele rd are totally made up lies that came about after Tom put his house up for sale, and after jimmy saville. The thing is when 3 people get together and make up false allegations of abuse , how is one supposed to defend themselves they dont stand a chance. Considering these 3 said it wasnt about the dirty money, i know 2 of them have had a large sum of money. Unfortunately many innocent people are going to prison accused of horrendous crimes they havent commited, their families then become targets of very nasty physical and emotional abuse. Im not saying that there arnt people out there who have committed awful unspeakable abuse because there are . What im saying is anyone can make false allegations which result in innocent people going to prison, once your in the justice system its very hard to get out.

        1. We are still fighting for Tom conviction to be overturned, but when the police with hold vital evidence it makes it a lot harder, but we now have a top barrister who is pulling the lies apart.

  102. anyone bin or know about MOOR TOP BOARDING SCHOOL in ACKWORTH WEST YORKSHIRE,

    i cant find anything about the school or pictures on the web

    was there from april 5th 1967-1970

  103. I was in Warleigh Manor from 1972 till 1974. And am trying to contact anyone else who was there at this time.

    1. Hi Ric i was in Warliegh manor from about 72 – 77 it was a free for all.. Many different kinds of abuse going on it was maddness… Can you remember Paddy the headmaster ????

  104. I was in newton hall national children’s home it’s on your list my brother was raped there over and over.I was abused emotional by the same person who raped my brother. This person walked free from court we don’t have a justice system. I was also in Bradstock locket teenage unit where abuse took place on a physical and emotional level. This belong to the Church of England Children’s Society. You should add this to the list.

    1. Hi Anita, I am sorry to hear about what happened to you and your brother and the abusers escaping justice is happening far too often for my liking. I will of course add Bradstock Locket Teenage Centre to the list. Where is/was it located please?

  105. Hi my name is Lorraine Wicks (Rainey) I lived in St Micheles children home in Salisbury it later went on to be called Riverside Assesment centre in salisbury I was in and out of there like a yo yo but no abuse whilst I was there and was in there for 9 months last stay which would have been in about 1978/79 I only ever received excellent care xx

  106. St. Aidans home is at risk of being dropped as a case study in the IICSA this would be a great loss for them and the other schools as we want the truth to be heard if you or someone you know was sent there please come forward if you want any info please contact

  107. please did anyone go to glendale childrens home in leyland or no anyone that did as im looking for shirley heaton we were bf until they took her away,still dont know what happen to her she also went to wellfield high school leyland. please email me with any infor thanks x

  108. Elmfield Childrens Home Rochdale I still have a scar on my wrist from the razor blade I used as a cry of help from being in that place didnt work got stitched up and sent right back

  109. There are many group homes in America that I have been to and was sexualy, medically and mentally abused as a child.

    CPS never took me or my peers seriously and I started believing that they wanted me to be abusive as well.

    One home I went to the lady in charge told me that if I started picking out my peers who enjoyed sexual attention that I wouldn’t have to be the one getting the attention, she called it moving up to a higher level, I feel so ashamed that I did pick out 5 of my peers before I could not take the guilt anymore and ran away.

    Only for cops to take me to a respite home where I was abused again.

    They label us crazy so no one will believe what was happening and blamed the meds .

  110. Ryther child center in Seattle and the Martin center in Bellingham both in Washington state the 2 out of 6 group homes that iv lived in, in America that loved and did not abuse us should get awards for taking really good care of us abused children.
    There should be a list of actual homes that are safe for children.

  111. Greenfields Boarding School outside Derby opened 1977approx as a new fully equipped and latest teçhnology for children with challenging behaviour

  112. Just wondered if anyone else attended Greenfields Boarding School outside Derby for children with challenging behaviour approx 1975-1979. It was just newly opened before then, I think from private funding. I resided Monday – Friday & home friday night till Sunday.

  113. i am trying to find info about Dennington College Swimbridge Devon , i have a frend who attended in the 70s and experienced some very bad things , i dont seem to be bale to find out much except that abuse happened , anyone that was there up to 78 please comment i really need to help my friend .

    1. I was there and so were a few other people i no it’s one school you won’t find anything on the net about,seems to have vanished

  114. Did anyone on here go to beam college, Torrington, north Devon? Was there 1976-1978, just been reading how Mac the English teacher has been jailed for 14yrs for sexual abuse,I remember this guy walking the corridors at night dressed in his underwear, drunk and grabbing me when I went to the toilet,I managed to fight him off,he exposed him self once! Scary! Also remember a teacher called Bernie ordering us to beat a kid senseless, the kid took his own life! Such a cruel place, a lot of teachers just turned a blind eye,

    1. I went to Beam. Remember the abuse. It went on for years by a number of members of staff. It was obvious and nobody cared. I was lucky, I was in for violence anyway and a prickly little git I was. I worried the staff so they treated me careful. I was there for 5 years. There was an investigation a few years ago into the other staff but surprise surprise nobody cared and it got dropped. Quite a few deaths related to Beam the hanging was just one.

  115. I was in woodend Atherton greaystone heath Warrington st Josephs Cheshire foxholes Rochdale can anyone remember me.

  116. I was at angel road children home i was sexualyy abused as a child my name is Kerry Blake I remember so many kid n the same children home Beth sharea Peter Martin it’s about time the government pay for the scandal around the children home s

    1. Hi Ginny, thanks for your comment. Could you confirm whether it was the Braimwood Boys or the Girls school that was closed in 1992, that you are referring to?

  117. Portland borstal young offenders in 1986 was a nasty place where the screws ruled with an iron fist. Racism was dished out by the screws regularly. Amongst many beatings.

    1. Yes if you ended up down E-HALL you were finished… Many times abuse was used in Portaland borstal.. Which then carried on in Yo ect… Paki Williams i remember in induction was a animal… But i am survivalist… Simples

  118. I was at Bathurst House in Thornbury in the 1990’s and was subjected to and witness to abuse in this ‘care’ home.

  119. Wilkinson house I was in there in the 70s it was awful still got my swimming certificate with the name and signature of the beast that touched us up when we swimming

  120. I was there and so were a few other people i no it’s one school you won’t find anything on the net about,seems to have vanished

  121. i was in sully assesment centre myself, took sum right shit off a load of staff, theyd come for me team handed, not good memories.
    who do i go to for justice against these bastards?

  122. Is Longwood Children’s Home accused of anything untoward? As it is on your list, but I don’t see any damaging comments or claims on here. And nor should there be. Why is it listed?

    1. As I explained in my comment on the other post Dawn, if it’s on the list, it’s because an allegation(s) have been made.

      That does not automatically follow that the allegation has any basis in fact.

      The list on this site is not compiled from claims made on this site, they are drawn from a number of external sources, including solicitor’s websites, who are handling many of the claims – I repeat, the claims were NOT made on this site, the Outlaw is one of a number of platforms which are simply highlighting the claims that have been made.

  123. Hello everyone.
    Can anyone on here remember the abuse at Farndale Remand Home in Middlesbrough?

    I was there twice, with my younger brother sometime in the 60s and took some horrible beatings and sexual abuse from two of the “masters”. I can’t remember their names now but the headmaster was Mr Milner, (an evil,evil man). His wife was the matron there and was equally an evil abusive person who could dish out a hell of a thrashing and then tell her husband who would follow up with another sadistic beating.

    One of the masters was prosecuted for sexual assaults, though I never found the outcome of the prosecution. He was a fat bloke with a bit of a tache who prowled the corridors in “squishy sandals” that you heard on the highly polished floors when you were laid in bed.

    The other master used to take us for English lessons and would run his right hand up your leg to your genitals as you stood next to him and read from a book. I can’t remember his name though. We all wore short corduroy trousers.

    I’ve kept these things to myself for nearly 60 years now but I came across this site accidently while looking around for “Farndale Road” as I had been visiting the area and had a look out of curiosity at the site to see it had been knocked down… many tears shed in that awful place.
    My crime, by the way, that I was sentenced for was stealing a bottle of milk and a cadburys flake on the first offence and the second time was for breaking into my old school to retrieve my football. How times have changed!

    I have read many of these harrowing storys on this website now, and so many, many have brought me to tears. We were nothing but babies. I am now coming up to 70 years old, ex-para, seen a lot, I dont cry easy but these stories have made me well up, because so many are true and I can relate to them.

    Just like the atrocities of the past, these atrocities committed on children need to be recorded and remembered.

    Please carry on with this shameful exposure of these bastards and thank you so much.

  124. Steven’s Avenue, (wood gate valley / Bartley green ) Birmingham – 1970s – beatings dished out. Was reported- social workers descended but victims were too scared to speak out as they would have been moved to locked units. Staff refused to speak out as they would have lost their jobs! No support or help for whilstleblower who was left to cope with the revenge of the people running the dump!

  125. Hello, I was at ST Nicholas House,The Ridgeway, Enfield, back in the mid ’60s and there was physical, mental and sexual abuse occuring regularly at the home.

  126. Hi Admin,
    Need to add conviction recorded against Marland School in Torrington, North Devon.

    ” Ex-boarding school worker Steven Joyce sentenced for child abuse at Marland School
    June 7, 2017

    From then Plymouth Herald

    On 22 May 2017 Steven Joyce pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to fifteen offences against four children in his care.

    Joyce was employed during the 1980s as a house parent to look after the welfare of vulnerable children at the Marland School at Peters Marland near Torrington. Marland School was a boarding school for boys aged 11 to 16 years old. Joyce had a pastoral not an academic role and his duties included comforting boys who were upset or homesick. The court heard that Joyce had bought the boys presents in order to groom them and that his offences spanned over 10 years. Mr Richard Crabb, prosecuting, said Joyce pretended to be a father figure to gain the trust of the boys and then groomed them for sex, giving them chocolates, cash and other gifts before or after abusing them. He assaulted some boys while pretending to comfort them.

    Recorder Mr Martin Meeke QC told Joyce

    “this was a boarding school for boys with a range of difficulties. You were in a position of trust which you abused and your victims were vulnerable.”

    Joyce admitted to fifteen offences against four boys under the age of 16 including eleven indecent assaults on the boys, two offences of gross indecency and attempted buggery against two of the boys. The offences of indecent assault were specimen counts, meaning the offences happened on numerous occasions. He was sentenced to over seven years’ imprisonment.

    In sentencing, which took place on 23 May 2017, the judge spoke of the “lasting hurt and damage” Joyce had caused to his victims. Victim impact statements described how the boys had suffered years of psychological trauma with one describing how Joyce had robbed him of his childhood. The Judge said that he could not find any mitigating features as Joyce’s offending happened over many years and he only pleaded guilty on the morning of the trial.

    It came to light that Joyce had previously been convicted in 1999 of six sexual offences against 2 boys including another boy who attended Marland School.

    Steven Joyce – sentence doubled

    18 September 2017|News, Sexual offences

    [This is from the official CPS Website]

    Steven Joyce of Erme Drive, Ivybridge, Devon, was convicted in May this year for the indecent assault of male persons who were in his care at a Devon Boarding School during the 1980s.

    Following a court of appeal after lawyers for the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC, called for a much tougher sentence, at the Appeal Court in London on Friday 15th September, Joyce’s sentence was doubled to 14 years and four months, after Lord Justice Davis ruled that the sentence was “far, far too low.”

    Lord Justice Davis, sitting with Mr Justice Stuart-Smith and Mr Justice Soole, took account of Joyce’s age and poor health; however he ruled: “With all due respect to the judge, we have no doubt at all that this sentence was unduly lenient.”

    CPS South West District Crown prosecutor Allie Longhorn said: “Stephen Joyce systematically abused young boys over a considerable length of time. Those boys, as pupils of the boarding school at which Joyce was employed as a ‘house parent’, were in his care, and Joyce breached the trust that was placed in him in the most heinous way by repeatedly committing such serious sexual offences against them.

    “Joyce’s conduct had a significant and lasting impact on the victims, who showed tremendous courage by reporting the abuse to the police and supporting a prosecution. The strength of their evidence resulted in Joyce entering guilty pleas on the first day of trial and convictions were secured.

    “However we took the view that the initial sentence he had been given did not reflect the seriousness of the offences he had committed, particularly given the number of victims, the substantial breach of trust involved, and the late guilty plea. We therefore referred the sentence to the Attorney General’s Office to be considered as an unduly lenient sentence.

    The case was then referred to the Court of Appeal and the sentence was doubled, to 14 years and 4 months’ imprisonment. We welcome this decision, which properly reflects the gravity of the offences committed. The CPS is committed to successfully prosecuting these cases and will continue to work closely with the police to bring before the courts offenders who sexually abuse children, no matter how old the offences are, where there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to do so.” ”

    This member of staff was after my time there as a pupil, but it does give me a sad but vindicated sense of satisfaction that this establishment has finally had a spotlight shone on it.

    I still firmly believe. That given time,more abuse allegations will come to light because it is one of the schools that has featured in the official child abuse enquiry that is underway at present. I still have a jaundiced view of this enterprise because I can only reiterate from a previous post that time is on the side of the abusers. Many of them by now will be very elderly (Some will escape censure or worse prosecution because they will either pass on or be able to evade prosecution if they found to be dementia sufferers) And also some of the victims because if you look at the timespan of the abuse accusations some go back an awful long way. I really don’t think there will be many winners in this legal lottery apart from the “scavengers” I.e. Legal Counsel at the enquiry and worse the parasites that are the litigation specialists.

      1. No, much thanks and warranted praise to you as well Admin (and I’m not being ironic either)

        This site is providing a very valuable service. In my time on the streets in the last couple of years I have mentioned this site to professionals who work with people like us.

        A lot of them are aware of it and think this forum is a valuable and safe environment to air our views and gripes. But also it has been used on some occasions to corroborate peoples claims by sceptical professionals (mainly the idiot social work brigade) some who are always in a perpetual state of denial.

        Keep up the good work.

  127. Blackbrook House Approved school for girls went there in 1980’s one of the most harrowing bits of my whole life i was abused before I went there being naughty at home social services threw me in there I’d never been in trouble except coming home late whacking school but nothing more came out of here 6yrs later an angry teenager who did not trust adults one bit they either wanted to shag me or hurt me and lie to me….I got my criminal training from the girls a year after I left I was on drugs ended up on heroin and going to prison many times….that place helped ruin my whole life I was mid 30’s before I started to make sense of my life…this should never happen to another child again …sadly it does

  128. you need to add redbank approve school newton le willows st helens

    woodfields at leigh lancashire

    N.C.H oxford rd birkdale southport

    homelea assessment centre boothstown gtr manchester

      1. quite a few convictions at st williams market weighton against evil brother james carragher and other brothers, also convictions in redbank secure unit homelea and none liability council payouts for abuse at woodend

  129. i have 2 ongoing cases against 2 local authorities and i am looking for any evidence or similarities to my own case,i need any boys who spent time in REDBANK TRAINING UNIT NEWTON LE WILLOWS near st helens FROM THE YEARS 1976 TO 1980S i need information relating to the headmaster of education and his deputy regarding punishments but i cant mention their names only you can give me their names and information or i cant use it as evidence,,any information regarding physical abuse will be much appreciated,if you have taken up cases and won then that would be even better but please make sure the cases are factual.thankyou

  130. I was in Bryn Alyn in Wrexham, north Wales is there any others that went there 77 to 83

  131. woodend assesment centre 77/8 i was physically abused and humiliated many times then did 2 years in the fylde farm blackpool where things that happened shouldnt have…. quite disgusting that so many of these places were full of abusers eh..

  132. i went to nugent house and i suffered physical and sexual abuse, and i have a letter from the school saying they were grateful to my dad for not proceeding with further action particularly of the legal nature.

  133. So i will comment on this post, because it seems people are getting CONFUSED and calling the people who been ABUSED liars… Well i can confrim many people were being TOTALY abused by carers and housemothers ect… In the early 70’s i was moved to Warliegh manor from a famous children’s home… What i witnessed you would not belive…. i was a handful so i was chucked out of junior school,all my life fighting people who were trying to hurt you in on way or another… So many of those places i know of or have been to… Everyone of them were a dangerous place to be,most staff/carers were nonces… Undercover of course…. Glad to say i have outlived most of those sick CUNTs…. Eagle house reform school many were viticms of Sexual abuse, i done what i could to help my friends but there was just too many of… it always come down to escape and i have ESCAPED many times but if you ever have any doubts.. Just contact me i will tell you the truth…. Live good



  135. Jimmy….are you dead? Do you have COVID-19? Or are you extremely busy? 2 months and no word…

    1. In not dead, as far as I know, or have succumbed to Coronavirus, which is not that fashionable in this current virtue signalling climate, I know, but I have been busy. Don’t worry, I will be posting some articles soon 😉

  136. Was anyone in Netherton training school at Stannington near Morpeth from Jan 73 – 74 ?
    Or Wellesley nautical school July 73 – 75?
    If so were you abused in any way?

  137. i was sent to farndale rd in the early 70s i was 12 ive never mentioned my stay there to any body i then went to aycliffe where stayed for 3 years ide love to be able to talk to somebody about my time there

  138. please add Winton House Approved school, Andover Road, Winchester, Hampshire..
    I was at this school in the mei to lates 1960’s.
    there has been a police inquiry into sexual abuse, physical abuse etc which was carried out by the MIT team at Hampshire police. this ended in 2014 when the cps decided not to proceed due to the ages of the accused staff members etc.
    I gave a 6-hour Video-Statement to the police in 2013, and from their comments I know that several dozen boys also made allegations. a firm of solicitors in Portsmouth Hampshire represented at least 20 of the boys.
    needs looking at again. these wicked staff members have go away with their crimes, and the victims have been let down again and again.

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