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 from 2010. The second book Beating the Odds was published in 2014. For reviews see Goodreads . Paul is now…
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