St Leonards Childrens Home


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The purpose of this article is two fold. The first is to is shine a bit of a spotlight on the abuse at St Leonards Childrens Home. The second is to publish some more police corruption relevant to child abuse and this will come in the second half of the article.

St Leonards was a childrens home in Hornchurch Essex around 1950 until 1985, when it was closed down. It was run for part of this time by Tower Hamlets Borough of London. It was also known as Cottage Homes as it was divided into separate homes of about 30 children looked after by two house parents.

Much of the information in this post is from Paul Connolly’s first book in his autobiography Against All Odds[1] from 2010. The second book Beating the Odds was published in 2014[2]. For reviews see Goodreads [7]. Paul is now…

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Hundreds of British mums ‘breast-ironing’ their daughters using red-hot rocks, hammers and spatulas – Mirror Online


There are now calls for it to be made a criminal offence after revelations about the barbaric ritual emerged this week

Source: Hundreds of British mums ‘breast-ironing’ their daughters using red-hot rocks, hammers and spatulas – Mirror Online

UK: Muslim survivor of FGM is attacked by Muslim woman ‘for warning pupils that FGM is child abuse’ | The Muslim Issue


Barney Davis, April 4, 2016 Evening Standard  A survivor of female genital mutilation today told how she had been attacked in public over her outspoken campaign to confront the barbaric…

Source: UK: Muslim survivor of FGM is attacked by Muslim woman ‘for warning pupils that FGM is child abuse’ | The Muslim Issue

Voicing CSA – Nottingham


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The most important action we can take to help ourselves and each other and to make our voice effectively heard, is to link up with other survivors into groups as Voicing CSA helps to do.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • Other useful sites are One in Four [C]
  • and Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F]blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness[G]  and Meditation[H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma  [J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]

Voicing CSA held…

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Havoca – Child Abuse Survey


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Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse – HAVOCA, are running an anonymous child abuse survey. If you would like to fill one in, this helps inform, educate and provide insight into the challenging world of victim care.

The link to the survey is here [1], valuable results already in here [2] and the rest of the Havoca website, advice and forum here [3]

Links

[1] Havoca Survey http://www.havoca.org/havoca-survey/

[2] Havoca Survey Results http://www.havoca.org/havoca-survey/havoca-survey-results/

[3] Havoca website http://www.havoca.org/

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • Other useful sites are One in Four [C]
  • and Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice

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Hidden camera captures Lebanese crowd’s reaction to 12-year-old child bride | DeadState


A video by the Lebanese human rights group KAFA aims to shine a light on the issue of child marriages in the Middle East.

Source: Hidden camera captures Lebanese crowd’s reaction to 12-year-old child bride | DeadState

Crazy religious abusive mother


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The mother in the video flips out and says terrible things when her 17 year old son tells her he is an atheist so she slaps him and says how she wishes she could have aborted him and implies to disown him. Why must people feel threatened when someone doesn’t follow their religion?  Why can’t we all respect each other’s beliefs and I stay out of religion for this very reason. I don’t tell anyone god isn’t real or that I don’t believe in it. I have been called closed minded by a guy just because I had no interest in it or had no interest in going to church and listening to something I don’t believe in. I prefer to live a free life. I don’t want to be told how to live it or what to believe in. I think what the mom did in the video was…

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