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Letter to Jan McQueenie from Anna Magnusson, 04/10/1983


Extracts from Along Life's Narrow Way the autobiography of Jan McQueenie, Scottish Sunday Mail, 27/05/1984.
Part Two of Jan McQueenie's story Scottish Sunday Mail, 03/06/1984
Response to Jan McQueenie's story Scottish Sunday Mail, 03/06/1984
Doris Black interview from the Scottish Sunday Mail, 03/06/1984


Barnardo's man pleads guilty to abuse BBC News, 04/12/1998. Archived Barnardos Home abuse story sent to the FBGA by Sebastian Carss.
Barnardo's carer jailed BBC News, 15/12/1998. Archived Barnardos Home abuse story sent to the FBGA by Sebastian Carss.


Nazareth House Nun who was convicted claims victims involved in a conspiracy BBC News, 15/09/00.


Ex-Carer Faces Abuse Charges by Myra Philp, Daily Express, 22/08/2001
Child rapist jailed for 12 years BBC News Scotland, 28/09/2001
Pensioner Faces Rest Of Life In Jail by William Dick, The Scotsman, 26/10/2001


PDF Document THE CHILDREN'S HOME ABUSE SCANDAL by Marcello Mega. EXCLUSIVE Archive artice. A massive shake-up of Scottish children's homes which could have spared thousands from a life of abuse was shelved after Labour lost the 1970 election. Official papers released under the 30-year rule reveal a government taskforce uncovered brutality at a string of institutions. Scottish Sunday Mail, 2002 (PDF format).
They Tortured Me In The Name Of Jesus by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald, 19/05/2002
Charity Launches Massive Inquest Into Three Decades Of Child Abuse by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald, 26/05/2002
Abusive carer is jailed for 8 years November 2002
Children's care-home worker guilty of sex abuse Dan McDougall, the Scotsman, 08/11/02
Kids' Home Sex Abuse the Sun, 09/11/2002
Kiddies' Home Beast Gets 8 Years Daily Record, 09/11/2002
How a leading charity let a paedophile rent a home amid Scotland's most vulnerable children Neil MacKay, Sunday Herald, 10/11/2002
Quarriers Faces More Allegations Of Child Abuse by Iain Wilson, the Herald, 28/11/2002
Don't Name Sex Abuse Accused Greenock Telegraph, 29/11/2002


Thousands Of Children In Care Not Told They Had Brothers And Sisters by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald, 26/01/2003
'My Brother Lied' Claim Sparks Quarriers Appeal Evening Times, 31/03/2003
'Doubts' Over Child Sex Conviction BBC News Scotland, 01/04/2003
Safety Of Convictions And Victims' Motivation by Kathleen A Marshall, the Scotsman, 03/04/2003
Abuse victim: why I had to go public by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald 04/05/2003
Quarriers In Bid To Find New Image by Katie Smith, Evening Times 24/06/2003
My words were twisted to defend paedophile who abused my brother by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald 14/09/2003
Care Worker Is Spared Jail Over Child Cruelty by John Innes, the Scotsman, 02/10/2003
Quarriers' Response To Allegations Of Child Abuse the Business, 03/10/2003


PDF Document Does naming suspects help children? Kathleen Marshall, the McClintock Lecture, 2004 (PDF format).
Reflections 20 years after publication of extracts from Jan McQueenie's book "Along Life's Narrow Way" by Alison Goodall, Scottish Sunday Mail, 2004
Minister to be quizzed over Quarrier's inquiry delay Daily Telegraph, 2004
Anger At Abuser's Reduced Sentence by Iain Wilson, the Herald, 07/01/2004
Abuse sentence reduced on appeal BBC Scotland News, 07/01/2004
Family of convicted paedophile claim victims lied to get money by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald, 11/01/2004
Kids' home perv free to return by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail, 18/01/2004
Houseparent denies sex abuse claims Evening Times, 16/03/2004
Man facing rape charges - Court told of abuse Greenock Telegraph, 16/03/2004
Man denies abusing care home girls Express, 16/03/2004
Quarrier's sex abuse trial hears evidence from staff Greenock Telegraph, 17/03/2004
Fourth man convicted of sex crimes at Quarrier's Ian Sharp, the Herald, 18/03/2004
Sex fiend faces jail for abuse of 8 girls Greenock Telegraph, 18/03/2004
Children's carer guilty of 19-year reign of abuse by Ian Sharp, the Scotsman, 18/03/2004
Fourth Quarriers worker is jailed Evening Times, 18/03/2004
Quarriers Homes: The haven that turned into Hell Jonathan Brocklebank, Daily Mail, 20/03/2004
New sex abuse and cruelty allegations are linked to notorious charity village by Patricia Kane, Sunday Mail 21/03/2004
Fourth paedophile from Quarriers to be convicted Gazette Group, 24/03/2004
Fury at aid for Beast in the Belltower by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 28/03/2004
Fury at aid for Beast in the Belltower by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 04/04/2004
Abusers' £2m Lair: Helltower For Sale by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 25/04/2004
Seven years for former children's worker by Brian Horne, the Scotsman, 28/04/2004
7½ years for care home pervert Evening Times 28/04/2004
Man is jailed on Quarriers charges Greenock Telegraph, 28/04/2004
Quarriers boss gives assurance on sex offender by Kathleen Mearns, Greenock Telegraph, 29/04/2004
Tell us the secrets of the Hell tower by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail, 02/05/2004
For the record letter from Phil Robinson to the Sunday Mail, 09/05/2004
Child abuse test case by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail 30/05/2004
Teacher sex abuse 'cover-up' BBC News, 01/07/04.
Pam Barr of Quarriers claims Bill Dunbar wasn't the Children's Files Archivist in a letter to David Whelan, 05/07/04
Care Home Abuse Victims Denied An Inquiry by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail, 11/07/2004
Anger as Quarrier's inquiry refused Iain Wilson, the Herald, 23/07/2004
Victims' fury at abuse decision by Andrew Thompson and Lorraine Tinney, Greenock Telegraph, 24/07/2004
Victims' fury as child abuse records altered by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 25/07/2004
Belltower Beast wife kicked out of home by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 08/08/2004
Fury as abuse victims denied official inquiry by Executive by Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald, 08/08/2004
Chance to show humility editorial Comment, the Herald, 09/08/2004
Minister to answer for delay in child abuse row Iain Wilson, the Herald, 09/08/2004
Sex beast claims he is victim by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 19/09/2004
Human chain of torment by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 26/09/2004
You should be told if your neighbour is a paedophile by Joan McAlpine, the Herald, 21/10/2004
Man Tells Of Quarrier's 'Abuse' November 2004
Quarriers inquiry expected Greenock Telegraph, 27/11/2004
Mounting pressure on MSPs to act - Child abuse victims call for inquiry by Jackie Bytheway, Sunday Post, 28/11/2004
Child Protection J. McQueen, Sunday Post Letters, 28/11/2004
Steps to help Scottish Home abuse victims BBC News, 01/12/04.
Church row over apology to abused by Andrew Denholm, The Scotsman, 02/12/2004
Apology is just the start - victims of care-home abuse deserve a full answer the Herald, 02/12/2004
Care home abuse victims fight on for probe by Deborah Anderson, Evening Times, 02/12/2004
McConnell in row over Quarrier's by Ewan Fergus, Greenock Telegraph, 02/12/2004
A sincere and full apology for children's homes abuse by Robbie Dinwoodie, the Herald, 02/12/2004
Care Home Abuse Victims Welcomed Jack McConnell's Heartfelt Apology But For Many Sorry Is Not Enough Scottish Sunday Mail, 05/12/2004
MSP: Church Must Say Sorry by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail, 05/12/2004
There Must Be A Public Inquiry Into Abuse In Care Homes by Rosie Kane, Scottish Sunday Mail, 05/12/2004
Say sorry for 'years of abuse' by Eitan Grant, Gazette Group, 15/12/2004
Law Chief in the dock by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 2004
Quarriers Homes employees convicted in addition to John Porteous: Ruth Wallace, Joseph Nicholson, Mary Drummond, Samuel McBrearty and Alexander Wilson


Attacker to be freed by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 20/02/2005
Quarriers victims speak out as the Parole Board prepares for case by Tristan Stewart-Robertson, Greenock Telegraph, 14/03/2005
'Witch-hunt' under attack - Supporters of sex criminal hit back by Tristan Stewart-Robertson, Greenock Telegraph, 18/03/2005
Sex beast is refused parole Sunday Mail, 29/05/2005
No parole for sex beast Greenock Telegraph 30/05/2005
Sex beast could be free within year Greenock Telegraph, 31/05/2005
'Keep up the fight' - Alleged victims are told: 'Don't be discouraged' by Tristan Stewart-Robertson, Greenock Telegraph, 15/07/2005
Six missing words let abuse accused go free - Case Collapses by John Robertson and Jim McBeth, the Scotsman, 14/07/2005
BBC 'regrets' King guest slot BBC NewsWatch 02/08/2005
Child groups' fury at curbs on Cruelty Tsar by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail 11/09/2005
Ex-Quarriers abused kids in blast at conference as PR stunt by Eitan Grant, the Gazette, Paisley, 14/09/2005
Abused must get justice Sunday Mail 18/09/2005
Quarriers Homes, cottage parents, son escapes jail, Glasgow Evening Times 30/09/2005
Victims call for former directors of Quarriers Homes to be charged full recording of Colin Adams interview with David Whelan, December 2005
PDF Document The Power to Abuse and the Power to Accuse. Kathleen Marshall, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Research Collections Lecture, 29/11/05 (PDF format).


Two emails in support of a full public inquiry from Harry Aitken to David Whelan, 10/01/2006
Executive fights to halt £8.5m claim from abused former pupils by Michael Howie, the Scotsman, 21/01/2006
Third day of Quarriers trial email from Quarriers Warriors, 21/01/2006
Victims fury as "Beast of Belltower" paedo' is let out after 3 years by Mark Smith, Scottish Daily Mirror 09/03/2006
Quarrier's abuser is put on probation Greenock Telegraph, 09/03/2006
Children's village abused victims step-up their demands by Russell Leadbetter, Glasgow Evening Times 27/05/2006
FBGA statement regarding false allegations 09/08/2006
Author is accused of inventing harrowing story of childhood torture and rape by Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent, the Telegraph, 19/09/06.
Former Quarriers residents can sue by Alan MacDermid, the Glasgow Herald, 14/10/06
Nazareth House former residents receive Criminal Injuries Compensation BBC News, 27/10/06.
Extracts from the Court Cases Opinion of Lady Smith in the cause Pursuer against Quarriers and others, 10/11/06.
Readers responses to the debate concerning alleged miscarriages of justices the Guardian, 06/12/06.


Scots child abuse report delayed by Alan MacDermid, the Herald, 26/01/07.
Abuse Victims' £800K compensation for kids attacked in care home by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 28/01/07.
Child Care Home abuse victims win Two Million payout in England, why not Scotland? BBC News, 07/03/07.
Quarriers Say No To New Abuse Law Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail 18/03/07.
How Could BBC Believe The Beast But Not Me? Watchdog Backs Victim, Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail 25/03/07.
BBC bosses pull "biased" Frontline documentary one week after David Whelan's complaints are upheld, Scotland On Sunday 01/04/07.
Scandal of Kerelaw: 40 staff abused youngsters by David Leask, Glasgow Herald 14/06/07.
More Claims are raised for victims of Kerelaw abuse by William Tinning, the Herald, 16/06/07.
Jodi Jones's family fury at Mitchell TV insult by Lynn Davidson, Scottish Daily Record, 10/05/07.
Judges dismiss care home claims BBC News, 06/06/07.
Care law 'anomaly' to be probed BBC News, 14/06/07.
Will BBC chief's head roll over the Queen's tiara saga? by Paul Revoir and Rebecca English, Daily Mail, 13/07/07.
The BBC used to stand for integrity and all that was best about Britain. But who’d trust Auntie now? by Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail, 16/07/07.
Monk fights his torture conviction by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 15/07/07.
The Beeb's list of shame by Stewart Purvis, Guardian Unlimited, 18/07/07.
"We must put our house in order" demands Director-General in tough response to further disclosures, the BBC Press Office, 18/07/07.
Abuse conviction concerns raised by Ray Wyre by James Shaw, BBC news, 02/08/07.
It was our duty to protect these children in remand homes. Instead they were sexually abused by staff for years. by Neil Mackay, Glasgow Sunday Herald, 02/09/07.
"I believed by telling of the horrors that scarred my childhood I’d begin to heal. Instead I have been betrayed" by Neil Mackay, Glasgow Sunday Herald, 09/09/07.
Historical Abuse report delayed by Robbie Dunwoody, The Herald, 15/09/07.
Religious abuse lawyers' fees will reach €250 million by Pat Leahy, Irish Post, 07/10/07.
Call This Justice? The good news: after 4 years on bail evil monk loses appeal over torture of schoolboys. The bad news: he walks free again as his legal team contest length of jail sentence. By Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 14/10/07.
Pervert Army Captain And Twisted Coin Hunt Game by Gordon Currie, Daily Record, 20/10/07. A former Quarriers child, Christopher Orr, who supported the Beast of the Belltower, John Porteous, by claiming that his brother Michael Lynn was not abused by Porteous is found guilty of sexually abusing children and placed on the sex offenders register.
Law Lords to decide on Timebar BBC News, 01/11/07.
Independent Inquiry set up into Kerelaw care home past abuse issues by Scottish Government, the Herald web issue, 02/11/07.
Monk jailed for schoolboys abuse BBC News, 08/11/07.
Langham wins early jail release BBC News, 14/11/07.
Child abuse report a 'huge' task by Robbie Dinwoodie, the Herald, 16/11/07. FBGA calls upon on the Scottish Government and Nicola Sturgeon to honour their commitment to undertake an inquiry into Quarriers past abuse issues.
The expert as judge and jury by Lois Rogers, the Sunday Times, 18/11/07. Is it time to reform the system of so called Experts giving evidence in Court? John Hemming, Liberal Democrat MP, campaigns against the misue of medical evidence.
Call for care home abuse centre BBC News, 22/11/07.
Task Force and Help for victims of abuse in Children's homes by Charlene Sweeney, the Times, 23/11/07.
'These are the voices that need to be heard' by David Leask, the Herald, 23/11/07.
Rights of Children Editorial Comment, the Herald, 23/11/07.
Five decades of suffering 'must lead to care reform' by Lindsay MacIntosh, the Scotsman, 23/11/07.
The landmark cases: abuse in children's homes the Herald, 27/11/07.
Scotland’s shame: decades of neglect, abuse and suffering by David Leask, the Herald, 27/11/07.
Soldier who abused girls 'had previous conviction' by Gordon Currie, Edinburgh Evening News, 28/11/07. Former Quarriers boy Christopher Orr, the soldier who abused girls, had a previous conviction.
Call for 'truth and reconciliation' body to resolve child abuse cases by Stephen Naysmith, the Herald, 06/12/07.
It’s time to say sorry to victims by Stephen Naysmith, the Herald, 06/12/07.
Law must become ally of childhood abuse victims by Cameron Fyfe, the Herald, 07/12/07.
Sadistic Teacher Out Of Jail 8 Years Early by Norman Silvester, Sunday Mail, 23/12/07.


Man's death while in the care of Quarriers Charity was avoidable BBC News, 17/01/08.
Former Quarriers Home boy Christopher Orr is spared jail BBC News, 23/01/08.
Sheriff lets paedophile soldier walk free the, 24/01/08.
Victim wins right to sue Lotto rapist Guardian Unlimited, 30/01/08.
Lotto rape case victory opens gates for compensation Times Online, 30/01/08.
Law Lords rule in Child Abuse cases. Victims win right to SUE! BBC News, 30/01/08.
Irish Abuse victim exposes widespread abuse in Ireland David Sharrock, Times Online, 31/01/08.
Lotto rapist ruling clears way for claims Clare Dyer, Guardian unlimited, 31/01/08.
Law Lords ruling a fair and balanced judgment by Joshua Rozenberg, Telegraph Online, 31/01/08.
PDF Document Victim Support Group calls for a national debate on false allegations of child abuse in Ireland page 4 of Faction, February 2008 (PDF format).
Confidential Children's Files at the centre of abuse row in Ireland by Maeve Sheehan,, 03/02/08.
Scottish Opposition Parties voice concerns with regards "Truth and Reconciliation" BBC News, 07/02/08.
'Truth forum' for abuse victims BBC News, 07/02/08.
FBGA are asking which survivors in Scotland is the Minister, Shona Robison, referring to when she makes the following statement:
"For many survivors an acknowledgement of the abuse they have suffered would be more beneficial than monetary compensation."
Shona Robison, Public Health Minister.

Split over forum for abuse victims David Leask, the Herald web issue 08/02/08.
Cardinal withdraws legal challenge to stop files being examined in child abuse cases Irish Times online, 11/02/08.
Ausralia's Prime Minister apologises to the Aborigines BBC News, 12/02/08.
"I was hooded, held down and raped" by Deveney, Scotland on Sunday, 17/02/08.
Thousands of abuse victims to get justice as case deadline lifted by Michael Howie, Scotsman Online, 19/02/08.
Former priest jailed for abusing children Irish Times Online, 23/02/08.
PDF Document So called abuse "victim" who made false allegations loses appeal against 4 year conviction for making false allegation Irish Times, 25/02/08 (PDF format).
Victims are given chance to sue over abuse by David Leask, the Herald, 27/02/08.
PDF Document Courts could face deluge of historic abuse claims by David Leask, the Herald, 05/03/2008, page 3 (PDF format).
Scottish Kids' Home Abuse Probe by Janice Burns, the Daily Record, 06/03/08.
Police investigate abuse claims at girls’ school by Alison Campsie, the Herald, 07/03/08.
Police hunt missing sex offender BBC News, 10/03/08.
Children's home abuse case is adjourned the Scotsman, 18/03/08.
Strathclyde Police officer found to be a paedophile and convicted of downloading child porn BBC News, 26/03/08.
UK Care homes 'employing illegal immigrants' by Jo Revill, the Observer, 30/03/08.
Mullighan report reveals decades of state care sex abuse in Australia by Colin James, the Advertiser, 02/04/08.
Names of sex attackers released by police by David Leask, the Herald, 22/04/08.
Scandal of video-evidence suites lying idle by Tanya Thompson, the Scotsman, 23/04/08.
Langham debate cancelled amid row BBC News, 25/04/08.
Retired teacher jailed over abuse BBC News, 25/04/08.
Ex-guidance teacher, 81, is jailed for abusing pupils 30 years ago by John Robertson, Scotsman Online, 26/04/08.
Warrant issued for arrest of children's home woman the Scotsman, 26/04/08.
Social worker struck off register BBC News, 28/04/08.
Insurance costs could rise after Lords abuse ruling by David Ainsworth, Third Sector, 30/04/08.
Top school sued over abuse claims BBC News, 01/05/08.
Torture teacher has sentence cut BBC News, 08/05/08.
Scotland to be 'named and shamed' by UN over child welfare failures by Tanya Thompson, the Scotsman, 12/05/08.
Priest jailed for child sex abuse BBC News, 13/05/08.
Jersey bones 'may suggest murder' BBC News, 21/05/08.
Jersey Police officer the subject of threats and intimidation the Telegraph, 23/05/08.
Abuse victims' pain as law lords deny them justice by Marion Scott, the Sunday Mail, 25/05/08.
Kid Victims Betrayed By Justice the Sunday Mail, 25/05/08.
Top cop in Jersey child abuse inquiry slams critics by Deborah McAleese, Belfast Telegraph, 27/05/08.
Aid agencies 'must tackle child sex abuse head on' by David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online, 27/05/08.
Care of young 'needs improvement' in Scotland BBC News, 28/05/08.
Former care home residents barred from taking action over abuse by Stephen Howard, the Herald, 29/05/08.
Quarrier's beast found guilty of child abuse by Marion Scott, the Sunday Mail, 08/06/08.
Jersey abuse probe: ex-policeman held by Gordon Rayner, the Telegraph, 12/06/08.
Jack Straw urged to intervene in Jersey children's home abuse case by Gordon Rayner, the Telegraph, 26/06/08.
Sex crime expert Ray Wyre dies aged 56 by Marcello Mega, Scotland on Sunday, 29/06/08.
Man jailed over care home abuse BBC News, 02/07/08.
Jersey abuse inquiry: timeline, 11/07/08.
Pope apologises to child victims of sex abuse, but critics say too little too late by Roy Eccleston, Times Online, 19/07/08.
Pope sorry for priests' sex abuse BBC News, 19/07/08.
Pope meets clergy abuse victims BBC News, 21/07/08.
Jersey child abuse bunker: First pictures, 24/07/08.
Former teacher on abuse charges BBC News, 29/07/08.
'Remains of five youngsters' found at Jersey home by Rosamond Hutt, The Independent, 31/07/08.
Child abuse reconciliation bid 'doomed' by Fiona Gray, Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, 03/08/08.
Quarriers Accused Let Off After Jury Gaffe by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 03/08/08.
The cunning minds of child abusers by Carol Anne Davis, The Times Online, 03/08/08.
Former teacher convicted of abuse BBC News, 05/08/08.
Catholic Church addresses abuse record by Bill Kilgallon,, 22/08/08.
Damages claims for Jersey abuse 'blocked' by Robert Verkaik, the Independent, 26/08/08.
Scotland's Children's Commissioner to step down BBC News, 05/09/08.
Teacher abuse victims speak out BBC News, 11/09/08.
Trio to challenge time bar on abuse claims by David Leask, Scotland On Sunday, 14/09/08.
Scotland's Children's Commissioner announces plans to step down by Julia Horton, the Herald, 15/09/08.
More Australian orphanage victims fight for compensation by Simon Royal, ABC News, 19/09/08.
Teacher sex abuse victims' payout BBC News, 22/09/08.
Sex offender situation 'alarming' in Scottish prisons BBC News, 23/09/08.
Five men receive an out-of-court payout after claiming they were abused in a children's home in Berkshire 40 years ago BBC News, 24/09/08.
Child protection cases increase in Scotland BBC News, 24/09/08.
Vicar is jailed over child porn BBC News, 25/09/08.
Catholic priest who sexually abused girls 30 years ago jailed by Steven Morris, The Guardian, 30/09/08.
Priest 'stole victim's childhood' BBC News, 01/10/08.
Children's rights 'not being met' in Britain BBC News, 03/10/08.
Australian NSW Survivors demand a proper apology and full compensation by Roger Coombs, Australian Daily Telegraph, 04/10/08.
Is the Scottish Law Commission, independent and impartial? by Chris Watt, The Herald, 08/10/08.
Former teacher sentenced to 12 years in prison for abusing boys BBC News, 21/10/08.
Sports instructor jailed for 12 years for sex attacks on deaf youngsters The Herald, 24/10/08.
Church still owes abuse payments by John Drennan, The Irish Independent, 26/10/08.
Ex-health chief jailed over porn BBC News, 27/10/08.
Scottish government to streamline care and health regulators,, 07/11/08.
Foster carer jailed after abuse BBC News, 18/11/08.
Children in care in Scotland at 25-year high BBC News, 26/11/08.
Criminal Cases Review Commission news item by Carole McCartney, the Guardian, 29/11/08.
Mother sues ex-policeman in rape claim by David Leask, Scotland on Sunday, 14/12/08.
£10K landmark payout for children's home abuse victim by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 07/12/08.
Children's home matron walks free of sex abuse charge Scottish Daily Record, 06/12/08.
Judge calls for abuse law change BBC News, 05/12/08.
Lie Detectors at War, but who is telling the truth? by Jerome Taylor, the Independent, 03/12/08.
Staff 'too timid' on child abuse by Michelle Roberts, BBC News, 03/12/08.
Irish Government to take Supreme Court challenge to redress ruling by Patrick Logue and Mary Carolan, the Irish Times, 02/12/08.


Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission is in trouble and struggling to come to terms with the legacy of its past by Lorraine Mallinder, BBC News, 31/01/2009.
Scotland's care system still failing children in care BBC News, 10/03/09.
£2m sexual abuse hotline receives just 24 calls in five months by Marion Scott, The Sunday Mail, 15/03/09.
Crackdown on expert witnesses. Judges given new power to test credibility of specialists who testify in court cases, by Robert Verkaik, the Independent, 07/04/09.
Call for abuse victim 'freedom' BBC News, 07/04/09.
Cash crisis "could put public at risk from sex offenders" by Tom Peterkin, Scotland on Sunday, 12/04/09.
Rollers chief linked to sex abuse network by Nicholas Christian, Scotland on Sunday, 12/04/09.
Children in Need Britain can learn from European residential care, but at a price, the Times, 20/04/09.
Erratic care system "is a catastrophe for vulnerable children" by Rosemary Bennett, the Times, 20/04/09.
Children in care: how Britain is failing its most vulnerable by Amelia Gentleman, the Guardian, 20/04/09.
State failing to protect children in care, MPs say by Amelia Gentleman, the Guardian, 20/04/09.
Experiences In Care by Former Residents BBC News, 20/04/09.
England's care system needs a radical overhaul with the state acting as a "pushy parent" to get the very best for the children in its charge, MPs say BBC News, 20/04/09.
Care policy condemns children to broken lives Government needs to commit resources to create stable, long-term residential care for the children in the system, the Times, 22/04/09.
Miscarriage of Justice case a salutary reminder of need to be rigorous by Carol Coulter, the Irish Times Online, 30/04/09.
Scotland to Follow England and Pilot plan on sex offender alerts BBC News, 03/05/09.
Scots teacher charged with raping boy during trip to France by Steve Smith, the Scotsman, 04/05/09.
New law to unmask child sex offenders by David Maddox, the Scotsman, 04/05/09.
A former City lawyer has won the right to bring a £5m damages action against a Jesuit-run school over alleged sexual abuse as a child BBC News, 05/05/09.
"I asked the priest who abused me to officiate when I got married" by Jonathan Prynn, Evening Standard, 06/05/09.
Eight members of a paedophile network have been found guilty of a catalogue of charges relating to child abuse and indecent images of children by Gavin Walker, BBC News, 07/05/09.
Vilest of the vile by Michael Howie and John Robertson, the Scotsman, 08/05/09.
Paedophile gang trial: How MI5 helped bring Scotland's sickest perverts to justice by Gordon McIlwraith, the Daily Record, 08/05/09.
Paedophile gang trial: 70 perverts arrested worldwide as part of police probe by Gordon McIlwraith, the Daily Record, 08/05/09.
Paedophile gang trial: Jurors' 8-week ordeal of horrific and sickening evidence by Gordon McIlwraith, the Daily Record, 08/05/09.
The sickening Scottish middle class paedophile ring includes Chief Executive of a LBGA youth group, Teacher and a Church Elder and bell ringer by Catriona Stewart, Alison Campsie and Brian Donnelly, the Herald, 09/05/09.
Children's Panel chief arrested for allegedly abusing young girls by Janice Burns, Daily Record, 19/05/09.
Jailed pervert back living in village where he abused kids by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 31/05/09.
PDF Document Jailed pervert back living in village where he abused kids by Marion Scott, Sunday Mail, 31/05/09 - FULL TEXT - (PDF format).
Paedophile ring "abused children in State homes" by Jim Cusack, Irish Independent, 31/05/09.
Breakdown of the respondents, organisations and individuals who submitted to the consultation. The Scottish Government, Health and Community Care, 02/06/09.
Care children "need help for five years" after leaving by Shane Hickey and Ralph Riegel, Irish Independent, 03/06/09.
Homes abuse victims back plan for "truth and reconciliation" by Michael Howie, the Scotsman, 05/06/09.
Irish Parliament debate the child abuse report the Irish Times, 10/06/09.
Thousands march in solidarity with abuse victims the Irish Times, 10/06/09.
Anger and Anguish in hugh show of support for Irish victims of child abuse by Ciaran Byrne, Irish Independent, 11/06/09.
High-risk offenders 'not managed' properly in Scotland BBC News, 18/06/09.
Former Brother admits 36 indecent assault charges Irish Independent, 23/06/09.
Head of religious order is served High Court papers by Senan Molony, Irish Independent, 25/06/09.
Alleged victim loses compensation case by Tim Healy, Irish Independent, 25/06/09.
Derek Ogg QC, who defended Porteous, to head a specialist unit set up to investigate and prosecute Scotland's most serious sex crimes BBC News, 25/06/09.
Four children a week taken into care by Andrew Picken, the Scotsman, 26/06/09.
UK Irish abuse victims 'losing out' by Helen Grady, BBC News, 07/07/09. Another controversial aspect of the compensation scheme referred to in the article is a so-called "gagging clause", which bans those who receive redress from talking about their experience of the scheme or from divulging how much compensation they were awarded.
Syvret charged with data offences BBC News, 09/07/09.
Jersey abuse inquiry: fourth person is charged Jersey Evening Post, 18/07/09.
'Lack of help' for abuse victims BBC News, 19/07/09.
Exclusive: I was sexually abused as a child, reveals George Galloway by Dave King, Daily Record, 20/07/09.
Care workers' redundancy threat BBC News, 20/07/09.
Rise in Childline calls from boys BBC News, 26/07/09.
Taking care of our children Irish Times, 29/07/09.
Child welfare groups and abuse victims welcome Ryan report plan by Carl O'Brien, Irish Times, 29/07/09.
Reporting of suspected abuse now compulsory in Ireland by Carl O'Brien, Irish Times, 29/07/09.
Undercover care reporter arrested BBC News, 06/08/09.
BBC Scotland journalist Arifa Farooq arrested while carrying out care home investigation the Scotsman, 06/08/09.
Former Priest extradited from US to face child abuse charges BBC News, 08/08/09.
Jersey carer 'was sexual bully' BBC News, 10/08/09.
Tracey Connelly: the story of a woman defined by abuse. Baby P's mother faces years of contempt after making the worst of an abject start in life by allowing her son to die in a home permeated by deception and depravity by Sandra Laville, the Guardian, 11/08/09.
Judge lifts ban on identification of Baby P's mother by Sandra Laville, the Guardian, 11/08/09.
Jersey home carer trial delayed BBC News, 12/08/09.
Are we willing to learn from Baby P's death? by Anne McElvoy, the London Evening Standard, 12/08/09.
Four witnesses deny collusion in Jersey care home trial by Harry McRandle, Jersey Evening Post, 14/08/09.
Jersey carer convicted of abuse BBC News, 20/08/09.
Lives 'ruined' by rape allegation BBC News, 09/10/09.
Accuser must be named say men cleared of gang rape by Gordon Currie and Ian Swanson, the Scotsman, 10/10/09.
UK child migrants apology planned BBC News, 15/11/09.
FBGA would like to thank the House of Commons for providing the group with the opportunity to highlight our issues in The House, the parliamentary weekly magazine, No 1325, Vol 35, December 7, 2009, page 7. The article can also be found here.


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises to child migrants (children of a lost generation) and announces a £6m fund to reunite families, BBC News, 14/01/10.
Solicitors drum up childhood-abuse cases with jail ads by Daniel Foggo, Times Online, 24/01/10. Including comments concerning historical abuse victim-survivors by FBGA and David Whelan.
Scots couple charged over Jersey children's home probe BBC News, 14/01/10. A Scottish couple have appeared in Jersey Magistrates Court charged with a series of assaults at a children's home on the island. Anthony and Morag Jordan, both 62, face 46 charges relating to 14 children at the Haut de la Garenne home.
Political parties unite over Matt George the Largs and Millport Weekly News, 28/01/10. Former employee of Kerelaw, Mr Matt George, to have his appeal against conviction heard in May or June 2010.
Calls for justice for men falsely accused in Bryn Estyn child abuse scandal by Martin Williams, Daily Post, 08/02/10. FBGA highlight the Bryn Estyn and Kerelaw recent issues in the interests of promoting openness transparency, balance and fairness in the debate concerning in-care historical abuse.
Irish Survivors urge the Pope to indemnify the Irish Nation by Genevieve Carbery, the Irish Times, 15/02/10. Survivors have rejected a memorial at the present time, leading survivor John Kelly stated "If we get a memorial now then people will say that we got what we wanted". Other outstanding issues had to addressed first by the Religious Orders.
Anger at abuse panel by Stephen Naysmith, the Herald, 08/03/10. FBGA also stated the following to Stephen Naysmith, which was not reflected in the article. The group have clarified our position to Quarriers, the Commissioners and Survivor Scotland. "FBGA welcome the Quarriers organisation and its Trustees willingness to support the Pilot Forum at this time, provided the current Quarriers organisation and its representatives can demonstrate fully that it is a genuine attempt at reaching a equitable resolution which does not further damage their own victims in the process and that it is not simply an exercise in damage limitation."
Catholic Church sex abuse scandals sweeping the world BBC News, 19/03/10.
Pope apologises to the Irish abuse victims by Tom Kington, the Observer, 21/03/10. But is it enough? Victims call for individuals to be held fully accountable and responsible. Irish Public unmoved by the Pope's apology.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland is to say sorry to the victims of sexual abuse by priests in his Easter Sunday address, it has emerged BBC News, 02/04/10.
Cardinal: Abuse brings shame on all Catholics by Eddie Barnes and Stephen McGinty, the Scotsman, 02/04/10.
Deadline extended for abuse victims the Herald, 07/05/10.
Devine slams anti-Catholic agenda in child sex abuse row by Stephen Naysmith, the Sunday Herald, 30/05/10. Helen Holland said many survivors wished to see the Church taking part in the independent forum for survivors. Bishop Devine said the Church had been unable to engage with that forum due to insurance issues.
Phil Robinson retires and Quarriers appoints a new Chief Executive by Andrew Holt, Charity Times, 08/06/10.
Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed youths by Mark Townsend, The Observer, 18/07/10.
Former Kerelaw carer Matt George awaits Law Lords decision and verdict on his Appeal against conviction Largs and Millport Weekly News, 28/07/10.
PDF Document Alternative critical review of the Tom Shaw report, by Mark Smith, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Edinburgh University. Victim narratives of historical abuse in residential child care: do we really know what we think we know? Qualitative Social Work, 27/08/10 (PDF format).
Anger over increase in repeat sex offenders by Brian Currie, the Herald, 23/10/10.
Strathclyde Police officers who led abuse probe set to train all forces by Marion Scott, Scottish Sunday Mail, 14/11/10.
Haut de la Garenne care home couple "abused children". The couple are from Kirriemuir, Angus in Scotland. Mrs Morag Jordan faces 36 charges of assault, dating back to the 1970s and 80s, and Mr Anthony Jordan faces 12 charges, alleged to have taken place between 1981 and 1984. BBC News, 15/11.10.
Children "subjected to abuse in home on Jersey" by Matt Williams, Herald Scotland, 16/11/10.
Carer denies assaulting children at Haute de la Garenne BBC News, 20/11/10.
Inspiring memoirs reveal Quarriers Children's Village victim's fight for justice, the Scottish Sunday Mail, 21/11/10.
Scots couple guilty of assaulting children at Jersey care home BBC News, 26/11/10.


 Jersey care home couple jailed for assaulting children BBC News, 06/01/11.
Quarriers victims speak out "I made five suicide attempts after care home abuse", by Shelley Matheson, the Sun, 24/02/11.
PDF Document Law change on child abuse compensation is welcomed Glasgow Herald, 21/03/11 (PDF format).
Payout plans have let us down, say abuse victims by Brian Donnelly, the HeraldScotland, 21/03/11.
Matthew George loses appeal over Kerelaw School abuse BBC News, 19/04/11.
Former child migrants launch class action by Isabel Hayes, the Age, 14/06/11.
Australian government sued over abuse claims BBC News, 14/06/11.
Northern Ireland abuse inquiry could take two years to establish BBC News, 21/09/11.
Northern Ireland Executive to establish historical abuse inquiry going back to 1945 BBC News, 29/09/11.
NI Ministers urged to move more quickly to establish inquiry with proper powers of investigation Amnesty International 29/09/11.
Ex-employee of Quarriers Alexander Wilson, commits further crimes, is convicted and awaits sentencing. OAP fiend pounced on carer while she was giving him a bath, by Marion Scott, Daily Record, 09/10/11.
Convicted sex offender should never have been released to attack his carer Daily Record, 23/10/11.


Victims of child abuse at Jersey care homes are to be offered up to £60,000 compensation from the state BBC News, 29/03/12.
Jimmy Savile scandal Inquiry begins into BBC culture, BBC News, 29/10/12.
Australia PM announces child abuse probe Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children, BBC News, 12/11/12.
The Press turn their attention to the victims of the North Wales abuse scandal A victim of his delusions: Astonishing story the BBC DIDN'T tell you about its troubled star witness, Steven Messham's claims, by David Rose and Bob Woffinden, Mail Online, 13/11/12.
Crisis at the BBC Director General resigns in the wake of the newsnight abuse scandal, BBC News, 13/11/12.


PDF Document Brian McMenemy the deputy manager for Quarriers teenage homeless project "Stopover" and a Children's Panel member, exposed as a predator who posed as a teenage girl to get boys to perform sex acts over webcam, by Lauren Crooks, Scottish Sunday Mail, 17/02/13 (PDF format). Online version here.
PDF Document Quarriers employee, Children's Panel member and Deputy Manager of "Stopover" project Brian McMenemy has been sentenced to 19 Months for grooming young boys, 12/03/13 (PDF format). BBC News online report here. HeraldScotland online report here.


Child sex abuse inquiry planned for Scotland. A plan to hold public inquiry into historical child abuse in Scotland is being prepared by the Scottish Government. By Tom Peterkin, Scotland on Sunday, 09/11/2014.
Child abuse victims hail major step forward in fight for justice. Glasgow Herald article by Robbie Dinwoodie and Daniel Sanders, Tuesday 28 October 2014.
PDF Document Victims of Abuse in new bid for Justice Scots abused in children's homes to seek compensation through the English Courts. Scottish Sunday Mail, 20th July 2014 (PDF format). Also available in html here.
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