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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: 562

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: 562

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: 562

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: 1184

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: 1184

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: 6253

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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: 2231

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...
by richardb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2231

Re: Response from the Head Master

Charles will have a better sense of the scale of the insurers' exposure than me, but the claims are likely to exceed £1 million.
by richardb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2231

Re: Response from the Head Master

Presumably Charles the school has been told by the insurers to admit nothing and agree nothing in case it is construed as an admission of liability.
by richardb
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Response from the Head Master
Replies: 34
Views: 2231

Re: Response from the Head Master

My first question is very simple Rob.

Will the school pay for counselling and therapy for all who require it, without condition or limitation?
by richardb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3050

Re: Letter to Head Master

Rev Atkinson was a MaA house tutor 80 -5. Not sure how long before that though. Unusual for a Housemaster to then go back to being a tutor, but maybe less stress. And Housemasters tended to do at least 10 years on average, some more. I think Jones? may have been MidB Housemaster in 1980? Jeffers Pe...
by richardb
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to Head Master
Replies: 62
Views: 3050

Re: Letter to Head Master

Hayden will have been at the school when I started but I don't remember him. Burr's nautical adventures started while he was at the school and continued after he was moved on - goodness only knows why. I remember that there was a photo of his narrow boat in the Blue in about 1973. It had the school ...