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by richardb
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

You cannot assault pupils. Whatever the circumstances. We have a very self serving account from Durrant. On that account alone, he should never have been allowed to teach again. With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word th...
by richardb
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word they say. I'm guessing your talents led you in the direction of the prosecution rather than the defence. For the sake of defendants, I certainly hope so. No. I defend. It isn't my ...
by richardb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

You cannot assault pupils. Whatever the circumstances. We have a very self serving account from Durrant. On that account alone, he should never have been allowed to teach again. With 35+ years of listening to criminals (and it was a criminal act) minimising their actions, I rarely believe a word the...
by richardb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Did anyone know?
Replies: 148
Views: 13174

Re: Did anyone know?

Any teacher who assaults a pupil should never teach again. Durrant was moved on with a reference which should never have happened.
by richardb
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bursaries Shmursaries
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Bursaries Shmursaries

I received the same begging letter.

Last Friday I was one of a number of OBs who went to the school to attend before the Redress Committee.

The attitude of the Treasurer made absolutely sure that I will never give the school a penny.
by richardb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements

sejintenej wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Incidentally, sorry to disappoint, rockfreak, richardb's comment didn't refer to me!!!!
Did you want it to ? :D
by richardb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements

So a bit of a wasted trip than, Richard ? I look forward to many texts over the weekend for me to mull over. Not wasted JR but the school still has lessons to learn. I was a little surprised to hear a banker pontificating (wrongly) about the intricacies of charity law. The school should just do the...
by richardb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Agenda for meeting on 13th Sept & statements

An interesting couple of hours with the wrongly names Redress Committee who do not understand that where the behaviour of staff has damaged people that it should pay for the consequential medical treatment. The school's insurers appear to have accepted responsibility but are trying to beat down the ...
by richardb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: New Victim comes forward

Any claims in litigation will be defended and paid by the insurers. So school will be told not to do anything that could compromise the insurers' position, such as pay for Counselling. So I find it difficult to see exactly how the school can "reach out" to the victims. A cup of tea and plate of bisc...
by richardb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: New Victim comes forward
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: New Victim comes forward

If the Times publishes, it may lead to a host of further complaints.
by richardb
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal
Replies: 65
Views: 6719

Re: Sentence of Peter Webb referred to Court of Appeal

I cannot find any press report of Webb's Court appearance in 2015.

Can anyone point me to anything?
by richardb
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Response from the Head Master

Rob, don't give up the fight. You are doing a magnificent job.

The school has failed you all and continues to do so.
by richardb
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Response from the Head Master

If only it was that easy...
by richardb
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Response from the Head Master

A victim of almost every sexual offence has lifelong anonymity in the media in respect of any publication about the offence(a) committed against him/her. The victim may waive that anonymity. During the earlier stages of the proceedings against Carl Beech, he was given anonymity and was referred as N...
by richardb
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Response from the Head Master

I don't have in mind an unconditional admission of liability by the school. But where individuals have reported events to the police, made statements and helped secure convictions, I believe that the school should be paying for counselling and therapy without question. Those people without doubt are...