Tag Archives: Care

TOP BOYS

As many people may already be aware, there have been, what can be accurately described as a ‘flood’ of online accusations, leveled at a number of people who have put themselves forward as Campaigners and/or spokespersons, who advocate for, and

THE LOST ONES

Regular readers and contributors to the site, are only too aware that the Outlaw has been mentioned in a number of investigations and subsequent court cases since 2012; The most significant instance being, during the investigation and trial of a

DISCLOSURES….

I originally published the following post on the 29th October 2015, and for reasons that are not relevant, nor is there a pressing need to divulge here, I opted to use the ‘Protected‘ feature, which required a password available only

RETURN TO BRYN ESTYN….

In 2013, an article was published on this site which contained a photograph, which appears to have been the source of much consternation and debate among a group of well-documented Twitter and Facebook ‘Trolls‘ as to it’s provenance. Three of

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW….

The following article was sent to me recently, I am unsure if it is available elsewhere online. I have reproduced it in full here as I believe it makes a lot of sense and also backs up the view I

HOUSE OF LIES ….

This article is not going to follow the usual format of the Outlaw, inasmuch as it is the first of a series, an ‘introduction’, or a ‘Part One’ if you like, which appears to be the current trend. What I

STEREOTYPES….

The stereotypical image of an ex-care home kid normally singles them out as being a deeply troubled individual, destined to live out the remainder of their lives in the shadowy world of alcohol/drug abuse and petty crime. This is partly

MIND GAMES….

I went to a Gym yesterday. I hadn’t decided to get fit at this late stage in case you were wondering, I went to meet a guy who runs a local gym just outside Wrexham, who I have been in

HOW MANY REALLY KNEW?….

This morning, my attention was drawn to a short Twitter exchange that appeared on my timeline. The Conservative ex-Junior Health Minister, Edwina Currie, was asked a question which referred, (I assume) to the recent revelations that it may soon become

YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR CHOICE

Guest Writer KEN STONE Politicians and Career Criminals – The Similarities Labour, Liberal, and Conservative conferences are a vacuum. Words are spoken, but are absolutely meaningless. These people will say anything to keep their jobs. Let me tell you what

FIRE & WATERHOUSE….

  October 26th 1996 “There was a scene of total devastation after a fireball ripped through a suburban street yesterday. Eighteen homes were destroyed in the searing heat. Twelve were severely damaged. Dozens of cars were burnt out, tarmac and

GLAMORGAN FARM SCHOOL

The Glamorgan (or Glamorganshire) Reformatory for Boys was established in 1858 in premises at Hawdref Ganol, a few miles to the west of Neath. The site eventually proved to be too wild and inaccessible so more convenient premises were found

TY MAWR APPROVED SCHOOL

EX-TY MAWR HEADMASTER JAILED FOR ASSAULTS

THE CURSE OF BRYN ESTYN

“O, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive”– Sir Walter Scott. It has been 34 years since I spent any time at the ‘Big House’ and after all the accusations, the investigations, the enquiries, the seemingly

LEST WE FORGET…..

“Many people are not aware of the fact that during the two years leading up to Margaret Thatcher sweeping to power in 1979, there was a nationwide purge on the streets of Britain. Literally thousands of children were taken from

THE BURDEN OF SHAME….

I do not feel any shame when people discover that I spent much of my youth in the Care System. I have never felt any shame over the way I was treated as a child while in that system. After