“Kids in Crisis”: an Anatomy of cover-ups by a scandal silenced sinced 1998

Guardian / Front page - 19 February 2011

Guardian / Front page – 19 February 2011 (Photo credit: *spo0ky*)

Here is the story of a former Director of Social Services who had become a whistleblower, but was gagged to remain silent: Silencing a scandal – the story of Colin Smart – published by The Guardian in April 1998:

“It is debatable,” he wrote, “whether the majority of children now in residential care have been more harmed by the circumstances which brought them into the system, or by their time with social services.”

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5 Responses to “Kids in Crisis”: an Anatomy of cover-ups by a scandal silenced sinced 1998

  1. JM says:

    14 years later…guess that was that then….anybody know if Colin is still alive?

  2. Anonymous says:

    When the High Court abandons justice and protects child abusers with gagging orders – is it to curry favour from the child-molesting establishment, or the activities of their fellow judges?

  3. Jean McDonald says:

    Absolutely staggering how Councils and Government departments managed to silence whistleblowers with loosing their jobs. It’s time for the World to wake up to the corruption and abuse happening within society. Bless you for keeping Victims Unit ongoing and supporting the ‘abused’ Children. Our elderly citizens are also at risk by being robbed of their homes. Jean

    Sent from my iPhone

    • It is getting worse and worse, Jean. And people will only realise it when it happens to them themselves, and they have no clue why and how it has come about: gradually but surely, through ‘money’ becoming more and more a ‘tool for control’ rather than a ‘medium of exchange’.

      Watch this video http://bit.ly/QavpZ2 as a horrifying combination of poisoning a pilot and subsequent ‘COMPOUND white collar crimes’…

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