Conscious Flow Radio

Friday, March 7, 2008

Haut de la Garenne: Why Abuse on this Level could happen again

Haut de la Garenne: Despite numerous cries for help, children continued to be abused in the Jersey home for decades
The truth only emerged thanks to a three-year newspaper campaign which revealed that all of Islington's 12 children's homes were run by, or included, staff who were paedophiles, child pornographers or pimps.
How did this come about? Child care was - and remains - underpaid and undervalued. Sadists easily acquire jobs when no one else wants them.
But there was another insidious factor in Islington - one which I fear leaves other children at equal risk today.