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by bakunin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Boarding School Syndrome

Quite a good short article on Boarding School Syndrome by George Monbiot: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/07/boarding-schools-boris-johnson-bullies Many have expressed more pleasant memories of CH, but a lot of this rings true for me, for example: On my first night at boarding sch...
by bakunin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 14147

Re: Did anyone know?

I knew nothing more than vague rumours (I was there '89-96). But apparently the wildest, least believable rumours are the ones I should have believed. However it's clear from the various quotations from the trials in the papers that senior staff knew, and suppressed the information from going to the...
by bakunin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: New Victim comes forward

sejintenej wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Does it make any difference? The school would have to pass on any information and also press the person to contact the police
They don't exactly have a very good track record of passing information on to the police, even when legally obliged to do so...
by bakunin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: THE DOWNSIDE/AMPLEFORTH REPORT

Recommendations made by Dr Ruth and Dr Elizabeth Mann were not followed, and there was disagreement as to how some offending monks, including Piers Grant‑Ferris and Gregory Carroll, should be dealt with, including in respect of reporting them to the statutory authorities. As a result, both the Mann...
by bakunin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 6811

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

AMP wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:24 pm

He said he couldn't remember most of the offences but could remember not offending for 5 years?

Most people remember sexual contacts when they have lived and worked together.
Why? Drink. Or a defence strategy (?)
by bakunin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 6811

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

Can we get back to the matter at hand instead of resurrecting an off-topic dispute from last year? AMP just made some interesting comments.
by bakunin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1638

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

In-house hierarchies gave kids power over each other - and some abused it, to a greater or lesser extent. I don’t think this was unusual though across all schools - I was bullied and fought regularly with other kids at primary school too - so from what I saw CH wasn’t unusual at all? I was shocked ...
by bakunin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors
Replies: 28
Views: 1638

Re: CH Letter re support for abuse survivors

However, there are many additional teachers ('there were others') who departed suddenly. These teachers might have left for personal reasons, perhaps they just assaulted someone physically and not sexually (as has been described recently, and left discretely), or perhaps 'they had something of the ...
by bakunin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 93
Views: 4890

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

LHA wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 pm

Sadly

,GD,Lewes,12/06/2019,Indecent assault on boy (under 16),Complete,Not Referred,N/A,12 years’ imprisonment,N/A
What does this mean? That the appeal has not been referred?
by bakunin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 58
Views: 4197

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

What it omitted is less likely to be Googled Well, let’s help google along a bit. Elizabeth Cairncross allegedly negligent deputy head of Christ’s Hospital School during mass child abuse scandal of 1980s and 1990s and former head of Wells Cathedral School, now on board of Governors of Salisbury Cat...
by bakunin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18613

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Actually, I think a couple of the OBs on this forum were peers of those who spent their gap year at the school so may know more. I believe several people in my year went, but the only one I knew well enough to ask died at a very young age. About the only thing I've found online regarding CH and the...
by bakunin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 18613

Re: Roger Martin - trial

So Kenya is a second destination for European paedophiles after Thailand then, is it? It's now come up several times on this forum, and a quick search seems to confirm this with multiple headlines of serial paedos getting convicted. (e.g. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/western-paedo...
by bakunin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7320

Re: Here's a hypothetical

...innappropriate behaviour by teachers to pupils is just as rife in state schools as boarding schools. ... Boarding schools in the past have always found it far easier to cover/hide. I strongly suspect the rate of offence (not just the rate of prosecution) is substantially higher in boarding schoo...
by bakunin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 150
Views: 7320

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Thank you for your post, Peter. (Would it be possible for mods to delete the irrelevant political squabbling above? This is an important discussion) The fact that Husband gave you a ride is very significant. I believe this is evidence of long term collusion, basically a paedophile ring, between Dobb...
by bakunin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Michael Porteous
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: Michael Porteous

How did Dobbie get the job as chaplain? Did Porteous put in a good word for him due to their similar "interests"?