Tuesday, December 6, 2011

THE MATT TAPP REPORT -1



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The Matt Tap Report -1




David Warcup - Deputy Chief Of Police / Acting Chief of Police - September 08 to December 2010



Mick Gradwell - D/Supt also SIO of Jersey's Historic Child Abuse Investigation (HCAE) September 08-09



Matt Tapp - 



Media consultancy Talking Heads has recruited Cambridgeshire Police's corporate communications head Matt Tapp. 


He joins the Cambridge-based firm as managing partner with specific responsibility for expanding its public sector client base. 


Experienced consultant Mike Robinson will continue to head up the private sector media and presentation training while Tapp moves the business into new areas. 


Talking Heads delivers media management consultancy and training, either in-house at its fully equipped TV and radio studio, or on-site. With presentation and message delivery expertise, it will now also expand into crisis management and specialist PR. 


Tapp, 38, was persuaded to move into the business arena after a long and successful career in news journalism and police public relations. 


For the last four years he has co-directed the national police press officer training programme and delivered lectures throughout Britain on media management, multi-agency response, risk and crisis management. 


He is a serving member of the Home Office Counter Terrorist team, advising UK and overseas law enforcement agencies on the media aspects of terrorist incidents. 


During his career Tapp has been asked to review the media handling of major incidents by a number of Police forces and is currently assisting in the review of the investigation into the murder of black musician Michael Menson in the Metropolitan Police area. 


He joins Talking Heads after seven years as Director of Corporate Information at Cambridgeshire Police. 


'After such a high profile job in a progressive police force like Cambridgeshire it was always going to take a dynamic, forward-thinking and exciting company to make me change tack,' said Tapp. 


'Talking Heads is already well established with the private sector in the East Anglia region and has blue chip clients like WorldCom and Arthur Andersen under its belt; but the other partners felt I could put my considerable experience in the public sector to use as a consultant. 


'I'm looking forward to the challenge.' 


Tapp trained as a journalist in Sussex and moved on to news editing three evening newspapers in the Midlands before joining Warwickshire Police as its force press officer in 1992. 


During his time there he dealt with the M40 minibus crash, cases of kidnap and product contamination and more than 30 murder inquiries before moving to Cambridgeshire in 1994. 


In the last seven years he's dealt with a range of high profile national incidents including the IRA jailbreak from HMP Whitemoor, the Rikki Neave murder, the runaway foster family and the jailing of a police sergeant for a series of rapes. 


Last year he was awarded a Chief Constable's commendation for his handling of the Bramley case. 


Talking Heads was started in 1999 as part of the Mason's News Group, which runs one of Britain's biggest press and television agencies from its Cambridge headquarters. 


Group Managing Partner Dave Moreau said: 'We're absolutely delighted to be able to offer our clients someone with Matt's experience in such a wide range of public sector issues. 


'I've got no doubt the heads of private firms will also benefit from his strategic thinking on news management and how to deal with a potential public crisis.' 




What I will be looking at is how the work of Police Media Consultant Matt Tapp all of a sudden became the Holy Grail in the Jersey HCAE.  I have become very concerned about these consultants . We have seen what can happen with these consultants during the course of the Home Affairs Sub Panels Review into  BDO's review into the financial management of Operation Rectangle. 



But now we have another one that  goes by the name of Matt Tapp. Im not suggesting for one moment Matt Tapp has done anything wrong. His involvement and his work must be looked at.



David Warcup brought Matt Tapp over in September 2008



What did Brian Napier say was happening behind Graham Powers back in 2008? More on that later.



How did Tapp's work end up with the Defence Team?  



 Are we seeing a pincer movement on the former Chief of Police who was looking in a very vunurable position with Deputy Andrew Lewis sitting in as Home Affairs Minister.



Just like I did with the BDO Review I'm following my instinct on this one.  It might lead nowhere or it could lead to September 3rd 2009 I just don't know.



Before we go heavily into the reasons for his work and where he and his work ended up I first want to go back to what David Warcup said on leaving the Jersey Police Force in December 2010 and the the Statement on the closing down of the Jersey HCAE. This is very important for reasons I will be pointing out in the comment section so this doesn't end up being a long posting.



Former Acting Chief of Police Warcup did give evidence to the Sub Panel unlike his SIO who  turned into Lord Lucan



The Reason for putting up the Operation Rectangle Statement is simple



When you read  it; Remember those are not figures or stats that you are reading 



 Those are the Innocent Children who suffered terribly in the care of the States of Jersey



Rico Sorda 



Team Voice




Warcup article. 


Jersey Evening Post, 21st December, 2010. 


Introduction.  


RETIRED acting police chief David Warcup has said that if he had not raised concerns about the historical child abuse inquiry it is unlikely that there would have been any convictions.  In his view, If a press conference had not taken place refuting claims of possible child murders at Haut de la Garenne, lawyers representing those accused of child abuse might successfully have claimed that their clients could not get a fair trial.

  

Speaking last week before he left the force on Friday after deciding that he no longer wanted to be police chief, Mr Warcup said that the actions he took were the right and proper thing to do.  ‘I recognise that if I had not taken this action the prosecution of offenders alleged to have been responsible for serious child offences would not have succeeded,’ he said.  In the interview on page 12, Mr Warcup also says that if there had been police authority in the Island when he was raising these concerns with former police chief Graham Power, the situation would not have escalated in the way it did.   Mr Warcup was the victim of stinging criticism on some blogs, which he has described as ‘totally unfounded allegations’.  ‘Serious consideration should be given in Jersey and the UK to how to deal with unfounded allegations made on the internet which could be distressing for those concerned.’ he said.  



Warcup JEP Interview, page 12. 



Warcup JEP Interview, page 12. 


WHEN David Warcup stood in the Royal Court in August 2008 and took the oath of office as the acting police chief he was full of expectation about what lay ahead.  The former deputy chief constable of Northumbria Police and his family had sold their home there in the belief that they would be settling in the Island.  With 32 years of policing experience behind him, Mr Warcup had been led to expect when he was appointed in the acting post that he would take over from police chief Graham Power on his retirement. ‘I considered it to be a new stage in my career,’ he said, ‘and came to Jersey anticipating that I would be carrying out the job for a number of years.’  What actually happened was a far cry from his positive expectations. Last week he left the States police after deciding that he no longer wanted the top job. ‘I have not fulfilled my ambition because of matters outside my control,’ he said.  


Mr Warcup said that even before he took up his post he realised, through reports and comments in the media, that there were concerns about the historical child abuse inquiry. Within a few weeks of arriving in the island he became aware, by speaking to people inside and outside the force, of public concern about the way in which the inquiry was being run. 


One of the major problems in intervening was that any criticism of the supervision of the inquiry including the handling of the media by former deputy police chief Lenny Harper, was implied criticism of Mr Power, who was his boss.  Mr Warcup believed that some lurid reports in the national media of possible child murders at Haut de La Garenne could seriously jeopardise the prosecutions for child abuse going to trial A review of the evidence available from the inquiry including items uncovered during the excavation at the former children’s home, led him and the new senior investigating officer, Det Supt Mick Gradwell, to believe that no such crimes had taken place  ‘The more information I gathered and examined, the more I realised that there were issues which needed addressing,’ he said.


  At that time, some States Members and others were also calling into question the handling of the inquiry. Mr Warcup faced the problem of persuading Mr Power that the public should be informed of the truth, and that the risk of the prosecution cases collapsing had to be reduced.  ‘I could have made life easy for myself and turned a blind eye, but because of my values I couldn’t do that,’ he said. ‘In all my years of policing I have never walked away from a difficult situation, but this was one of the most challenging I have faced.’ 

 

The Attorney General, William Bailhache, was among those who raised concerns about the police’s media strategy during the inquiry and its possible prejudicial effects on forthcoming prosecutions.  MR Warcup unsuccessfully tried to persuade Mr Power that a press conference ought to be staged to put the record straight. ‘It remains a disappointment to me that I couldn’t resolve that situation with Mr. Power and find an appropriate way forward, he said.  It was when Mr Warcup received an interim report from the Metropolitan police which questioned the handling of the inquiry that he put pen to paper.  Asked by States chief executive Bill Ogley to produce a report detailing his concerns, Mr Warcup expressed them in a letter to him which was received two days before Mr Power was suspended. That suspension took place on the same day that Mr Warcup and Mr Gradwell led a press conference refuting claims that child murders could have taken place.  


An independent report by the Wiltshire Constabulary seriously criticised Mr Power’s supervision of the inquiry - the biggest policing operation in the island in living memory - and recommended that he should face disciplinary action.  Mr Warcup believes that raising his concerns about the inquiry and staging the press conference to refute claims of child murders were the right and proper things to do. ‘I recognise that if I had not taken this action, the prosecution of offenders alleged to have been responsible for serious child offences would not have succeeded he said.  Several months after that press conference, some defence lawyers unsuccessfully argued In the Royal Court that because of lurid media stories about the case, there had been abuse of process. 

 

In Mr Warcup’s view it would have been a travesty if those prosecutions had not gone ahead. ‘Fortunately all the lurid claims were addressed at the police conference, the prosecutions went ahead and justice was gained for a number of victims,’ he said.  With the inquiry ending with just seven convictions for child abuse out of a total of 192 victims being identified during police inquiries, Mr Warcup said he realised that some abuse victims would be disappointed that those who assaulted them had not been prosecuted. ‘The small number of prosecutions reflects similar cases in the UK, where there have also been very few people brought to justice following a major historical child abuse inquiry’ he said.  Problems faced in these investigations he said, included the need to secure enough evidence for a prosecution to go ahead, and the lengthy time which had passed since the alleged offenses took place. ‘It is essential for an effective criminal justice system that the proper standards of assessment of evidence are applied’, he said.  With Mr Power remaining suspended d until he retired in the summer, Mr Warcup took on the reins of the force during that difficult time.  But after two years of running the force in an acting role, Mr Warcup no longer wanted to be appointed as police chief. He attributes the decision to the uncertainty over whether his appointment as police chief would be confirmed. While that went on. he was unable to buy a house in the island. ‘It was a very upsetting period which was clearly affecting my personal life, he said.  


He was taken aback by criticism by some States Members about his involvement in Mr Power's suspension, although he had the full support of Home Affairs Minister Ian be Marquand, who believed he should become police chief. 

 

Mr Warcup said that policing could be challenging and that it was important to receive a broad mandate to do the job. ‘It became clear that not all States members supported me in becoming police chief. Although It was a small group, that situation could have made my tenure very difficult,’ he said.  


He added that he respected the right of politicians to challenge public servants and call them to account, but in some cases those people did not have the right of reply he said.  Mr Warcup was the victim of stinging comments on some Internet blogs about his role In Mr Power's suspension.  ‘In some public-service roles you must have broad shoulders, but in this case my integrity was being called into question by totally unfounded suggestions and allegations’ he said. 

 

In his view, serious consideration needed to be given in Jersey and the UK in how to deal with unfounded allegations made on the Internet which could be very distressing for those concerned. It is wrong to treat people in this way particularly those who are not in a position to defend themselves.’  Mr Warcup said that had there been a police authority in the island when he had faced the dilemma about what to do about his concerns over the inquiry the situation could have been prevented from escalating so much. ‘A police authority which has the trust of the public and able to challenge the force over how they are delivering policing to the community would have examined the concerns being raised in some areas’ he said.  Mr Warcup’s role in Mr Power’s suspension came in for some criticism from employment law expert Brian Napier QC in his report on the way It was carried out. Mr Napier said, however, that Mr Warcup had found himself in an extraordinarily difficult situation and was genuinely concerned to do the right thing.  


Mr Warcup absolutely rejects Mr Napier’s criticism, saying that he failed to raise issues he mentioned in the report to him during their three hour discussion, and did not make clear in his report exactly what he meant by his criticism.  ‘I don’t think the Napier report is a complete assessment of the full circumstances which existed at the time, or that Mr Napier was in possession of all of the facts,’ Mr Warcup said. He counts among his achievements while in the post as working with acting deputy police chief Barry Taylor to introduce an improved system of succession planning and leadership training. There had also been improved efficiency in managing calls from the public, more effective use of resources, and levels of crime had dropped. And public satisfaction of police services, shown in surveys, remained high, he said.

 

Mr Warcup’s experience of life in Jersey has been far from totally negative, however and he has enjoyed many of the other challenges which his job brought with it.  ‘I hope I have left a positive legacy and a platform on which the new police chief can build a force,’ he said. He also has a fondness for the island which he regards as a safe and pleasant place in which to live.  Returning with his wife to the northeast of England, he will be seeking a new role outside policing and from time to time, they intend to come back to the island to visit friends they have made here.  



PRESS RELEASE 

OPERATION RECTANGLE  


Following the conclusion of the trial involving Morag and Tony Jordan, the States of Jersey Police confirm that there are no further Court cases outstanding in relation to the historical abuse enquiry, known as Operation Rectangle carried out by the force between September, 2007 and December, 2010.   The completion of this case marks the end of a thorough and detailed enquiry into allegations of historical abuse within the child care system in Jersey during the period from 1941 to 2009. 


The scope of the enquiry, the details of which are set out below, dealt with offences committed in children’s homes, institutions and private residences within the Island.  A major part of the enquiry focused on matters at the former children’s home Haut de la Garenne, where enquiries covered the period between 1960 to 1986, when the home closed. 


During the lifetime of Operation Rectangle: 


1,776 statements were taken. 

 

9,874 documents were collated during the enquiry, with 4,620 exhibits seized. 

  

533 offences were reported and recorded under the National Crime Recording Standards. Under these standards, one offence is recorded for either a single offence or series of similar offences against one victim by the same alleged offender. 

 

Of the total of 533 offences, 274 were alleged sexual offences; 238 were offences of assault, ill-treatment or neglect, 17 were offences of Grave and Criminal Assault and there were four other offences. 

 

315 offences were reported as being committed at Haut de la Garenne; 66 at other homes or institutions and 152 at places where children were fostered or in private addresses. 

 

43% of all offences allegedly committed at Haut de la Garenne were sexual offences. 84% of all offences in foster care or private residences were sexual offences. 


Eight people (seven men and one woman) have been charged and tried before the Courts in Jersey with seven successful prosecutions resulting from these cases.  


The eight people were prosecuted for a total of 145 offences (27%).   

As a result of the complaints received, 151 named offenders were identified, 41 other offenders were not identified. 

A total of 192 individual victims were identified. 


30 of the named offenders were identified as having died before the enquiry was undertaken. 


The total policing costs of the Historical Abuse Enquiry to date is £7,574,636, of which £5,088,328 is staff costs and £2,486,308 comprising non-staff costs (e.g. accommodation, travel and forensic costs). 

Where appropriate, legal advice was obtained to determine if there was sufficient evidence to justify proceedings. In recent months, the investigating team has also undertaken a detailed and thorough re-examination of all of the evidence to ensure that there were no potential lines of enquiry which remained outstanding.  David Warcup, Acting Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, said: “Investigations of this nature are particularly difficult and protracted, especially for the victims, and officers have worked hard to ensure that the needs of victims have been met. Every allegation or complaint has been given full and proper consideration and all possible lines of enquiry have been pursued. “At this point in time, there is no evidence from which it would be possible to mount any further prosecutions. “Should evidence become available then the force will review this to determine what, if any, further action should be taken. 

The States of Jersey Police will continue to investigate all allegations of abuse, whether historical or current, thoroughly and sensitively. The force has highly skilled, specialist officers trained in this area of work, and the States of Jersey Police remain committed to bringing offenders to justice.” 

The NCRS is the method by which forces record crime to ensure standardisation throughout the UK and Channel Islands.  Under these rules, if a victim is repeatedly subjected to the same offence by the same offender it counts only as one offence for recording purposes. However, if an independent person commits a second crime, then this should be counted separately. The test to be applied in respect of recording a crime is that of the balance of probabilities i.e. is the incident more likely than not the result of a criminal act? In most cases, the belief by the victim (or person reasonably assumed to be acting on behalf of the victim) that a crime has occurred is sufficient to justify its recording, although this will not be the case in all circumstances.  In a number of cases victims were unable to clarify or recall how many times they had been subject to violence or assault




 

51 comments:

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

I mean.......This stuff is just beyond parody!

‘I don’t think the Napier report is a complete assessment of the full circumstances which existed at the time, or that Mr Napier was in possession of all of the facts,’ Mr Warcup said.

Napier wasn't in full possession of the Terms of bl--dy reference let alone the facts!!

Anonymous said...

The Napier report was another joke. He knew about secrets meetings being held by Bill Ogley and co about how to get rid of Graham Power but found no evidence of a conspiracy to oust him!? VFC is correct this stuff is beyond parody.

Anonymous said...

"He was taken aback by criticism by some States Members about his involvement in Mr Power's suspension, although he had the full support of Home Affairs Minister Ian be Marquand, who believed he should become police chief."

He had the full support of ILM? After what Gradwell has been up to - just as it was with Lenny Harper and Graham Power - the buck stops at Warcup. Warcup was responsible for Gradwell and his leaking of information to child abuse denying journalists during the investigation.

THE FULL SUPPORT OF IAN LE MARQUAND

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly, I believe someone? thought it necessary to suspend Graham Power before a press conference because Warcup was concerned about what GP might say, or something along those lines.

Why did Warcup not suspend Gradwell when he became concerned that he make leak some information to the Media whilst the investigation was still live?

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

In order to put the JEP's "PR stunt" for Warcup into perspective here's a little "balance" to their REPORTING

Anonymous said...

Matt Tapp didn't he do some PR work for the McCann's?

rico sorda said...

"Mr Warcup said that even before he took up his post he realised, through reports and comments in the media, that there were concerns about the historical child abuse inquiry. Within a few weeks of arriving in the island he became aware, by speaking to people inside and outside the force, of public concern about the way in which the inquiry was being run.

This is a real big concern. The whole Warcup appointment is a bit of a concern. We know he had zero control over Mick Gradwell. He realised through reports and comments in the Media that there were concerns about the Jersey HCAE . I bet he was reading the David Rose Articles, nothing would surprise me. Then who had his ear when he arrived in Jersey? Ogley? Remember what Napier said about secret meetings that were taking place in September 2008. How about some MEDDLING Politicians?

Did he come to jersey with some preconception that it was all a mess? Was the seed sown?

rs

rico sorda said...

"Matt Tapp didn't he do some PR work for the McCann's?"

He worked on a dispatches program about that case I believe that was it.

rs

Anonymous said...

Matt Tap

Interest quotes from him:-

"Almost every detective wants their case to attract media attention. After all, most major crimes are solved with the help of ordinary members of the public. "

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But the force began to get its act together. More press officers were drafted in from other forces and Tapp, a former head of corporate communications at Cambridgeshire police, was brought in as a consultant to oversee the operation.

His strategy was to "fill the news agenda". Tapp said: "You have two choices in such a situation. You provide regular updates to maintain focus on the disappearance of those two girls - or you let the media find their own agenda."

Anonymous said...

Talking Heads "delivers media management consultancy and training, either in-house at its fully equipped TV and radio studio, or on-site. With presentation and message delivery expertise, it will now also expand into crisis management and specialist PR."

That certainly sounds like what Jersey would have hired them to do.

Well they can apparently talk their heads off without running afoul of the law, but the bigger question is why would their media spin professional be quoted by a judge?

Elle

Anonymous said...

"An independent report by the Wiltshire Constabulary seriously criticised Mr Power’s supervision of the inquiry - the biggest policing operation in the island in living memory - and recommended that he should face disciplinary action."

Sorry if I missed this somewhere along the line, but did Wiltshire ever really recommend disciplinary action against Graham Power?

Elle

rico sorda said...

Elle

"but the bigger question is why would their media spin professional be quoted by a judge?"

Lets see if we can find out. This has been bugging me for a very long time.

"the biggest policing operation in the island in living memory - and recommended that he should face disciplinary action."

I cant remember if they did recommend that

rs

Anonymous said...

When you read it; Remember those are not figures or stats that you are reading


Those are the Innocent Children who suffered terribly in the care of the States of Jersey

Amen on that one brother.

Zoompad said...

"Within a few weeks of arriving in the island he became aware, by speaking to people inside and outside the force, of public concern about the way in which the inquiry was being run. "

David Rose, yes, but remember David Rose was an MI5 agent who working with Richard Webster and Bob Woffingden and other members of the British False Memory Society - was set up by Richard Webster, who is now very conveniently dead, apparently, and Ralph Underwager, that American paedophile psychologist Utah church pastor who John Hemmings and his creepy friends were so upset about me talking about on the Mothers for Justice website.

Is there any chance of contacting Bob Woffingden? He's still alive, so maybe he could answer a few questions about all of this?

Zoompad said...

It wasn't just the Jersey home abuse that was covered up. Rose, Webster, Woffingden and co, they were going round the childrens home abuse scandals all round the UK. It's like they were a team of professional cover uppers, who got called in to do a police investigation wrecking job every time there was a new scandal. They went to meet up with Parliamentary ministers in 2002, to persuade Parliament to curb the police from doing what they called "trawling" for evidence. But who called these people in?

Zoompad said...

This Mike Robinson of Talking Heads - is he the same Mike Robinson of the Reform Club? http://www.create-research.co.uk/networks/netTxt.html#reform

Is there any photos or videos of the Mike Robinson of Talking Heads so we can check?

rico sorda said...

Hi Zoompad

Not sure who Mike Robinson is. The only person im concerned with is Consultant Matt Tapp and his work in Jersey. Im not saying he has done anything wrong I just want to have a real good look at what went on between Warcup -Tapp and Gradwell.

I will explain more in my second posting

rs

voiceforchildren said...

Rico

58 seconds of pure Jersey COMEDY GOLD

Zoompad said...

I think I have managed to find out who Mike Robinson is, and I think you may be very interested, re the sea cadets connection ect.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070928061452/http://nms.ukho.gov.uk/content/corpAttachments/press_releases/New+CEO02-06-06.pdf

rico sorda said...

From: rico sorda
Subject:

To: i.lemarquand@gov.je

Cc: A.Breckon@gov.je, "ben queree" , "cswiseman" , dsimon@jerseyeveningpost.com, "jep" , "Francis" , g.southern@gov.je, "jon gripton" , "roy herissier" , i.gorst@gov.je, j.hilton@gov.je, j.macon@gov.je, j.reed@gov.je, k.lewis@gov.je, l.norman@gov.je, m.tadier@gov.je, mr.higgins@gov.je, news@channeltv.co.uk
Date: Wednesday, 7 December, 2011, 13:43


Dear Senator

Im still waiting for the answers to the issues raised below. This has been a couple of weeks now. If an officer comes on secondment from the UK does the force he comes from have any legal hold over the actions of their officer in Jersey? In Short, who the hell was keeping Gradwell in line as it shure wasn't Warcup?

Also, the issue of the South Yorkshire Police and Andre Bonjour is of the most serious nature as you will be aware. Was he fully cleared by SYP?

Just to finish up Senator im now looking at another Consultant who turned up with David Warcup in September 2008 he goes by the name of Matt Tapp.

Loook forward to your reply

Kind Regards

Rico Sorda




Dear Senator

Could you please tell me who is responsible for a Seconded Officer from the UK. Having exposed the toxic actions of D/Supt Mick Gradwell could you please inform me who was legally responsible for him. The Actions of this officer are shocking. Are we to believe an Officer from the Uk can turn up in Jersey on secondment, be in charge of the largest police investigation in Jersey's history and nobody in the island has a legal hold over him. Did the Police Force he came from have legal responsibilty?

This as you can imagine is a very serious issue. Could you please confirm that D/Supt Mick Gradwell came back to the Island, after he leaked information to David Rose, to finish up some police work. This would be after September 2009

Also, as Minister for Home Affairs, could you also look into the South Yorkshire Police Investigation. This concerns the newly promoted Andre Bonjour.

Again the seriousness cant be underestimated

Kind Regards

Rico

Anonymous said...

Historic Child Abuse Investigation (HCAE)? why not (HCAI)

It doesn't make sense

Anonymous said...

E is for Enquiry.

G is for Google :)

GeeGee said...

Rico - I really want you to enjoy your Christmas, so please do not hold your breath awaiting a response else you will expire!

Funnily, by coincidence I had been thinking about the SYPI this very morning on my way in to work, so I am delighted you have raised the matter again.

I have a feeling that 'they' think that will forget these things and that then they will go away.

Oh no!

rico sorda said...

Hi GeeGee

I so look forward to christmas. I will have more time for research. I will be using my days off for this and nothing more. Yes, I love crimbo day but it's no big deal for me. The New Year will be a big one. Stuart will be back and the committtee of enquiry could be in Jersey Zoo.

Matt Tapp is my big concern right now as this man and his report goes to the heart of so much. I hope to have another posting up tonight and an interview at the weekend explainig where im heading with this

rs

Anonymous said...

"Stuart will be back and the committee of enquiry could be in Jersey Zoo"?

Dont understand the Jersey Zoo bit.

rico sorda said...

From: rico sorda <>

Subject: RE: Committee of Enquiry
To: "Sir Philip Bailhache (Senator)"
Cc: "Ian Gorst"

Date: Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 19:47

Dear Senator

Thank you for your reply

As you will be aware the Committee of Enquiry is of the up-most importance. Senator Gorst must be able to bring to the house a most robust Terms of Reference. Every Abuse Survivor who suffered in the care of the States of Jersey deserves nothing less. All the agencies who had responsibility for the Children in care must be looked at.

Decades of Abuse cannot go unchecked unless there is a serious breakdown across the board. This means that all Agencies including the Police, Judiciary & Local Media must be open to scrutiny. I cant see how a Committee of Enquiry can work if we have a cheery picked terms of reference.

I have laid out why I believe you to be heavily conflicted in this process and look forward to your reply on these issues which I laid out in my previous email.

I shall be publishing any reply on my Blog. The reason for doing this is that I believe in being open and transparent with my readers.

Look forward to your reply


Kind Regards


Rico Sorda

rico sorda said...

"Stuart will be back and the committee of enquiry could be in Jersey Zoo"?

Dont understand the Jersey Zoo bit.

Endangered Species my friend

rs

Anonymous said...

If Bailhache and co have their way the COE will not be treated as an endangered species....

A Dodo more like!?

Anonymous said...

The email you got back from Bailhache was no more than acknowledgement of the one you sent him. He did not address a single issue you had put to him and nor will he. The man should be nowhere near the States let alone the COE.

rico sorda said...

"The email you got back from Bailhache was no more than acknowledgement of the one you sent him. He did not address a single issue you had put to him and nor will he. The man should be nowhere near the States let alone the COE."

From: Sir Philip Bailhache (Senator)
Subject: RE: Committee of Enquiry
To: "rico sorda"
Cc: "Ian Gorst"
Date: Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 18:36

Dear Mr Sorda,

I shall give careful consideration to all the points that you make.

Kind regards,

Philip Bailhache


Dear Anonymous,

What I have done is raise the issue. I have done what we can all do and that is email any of our elected politicians and raise any concerns that we might have. This doesn't take long but the action of doing so can take an eternity.

Senator Bailhache has replied to me and I thank him for doing so. I have emailed politicians before and had nothing back.

"I shall give careful consideration to all the points that you make"

That is exactly what I want him to do. I shall read his rely to the issues raised when they are forthcoming and take it from there. I know exactly how important this 'COE' is and no doubt so does Senator Bailhache.

This most be done properly. I will not let it go as the past 3 years have shown.

rs

Anonymous said...

""I shall give careful consideration to all the points that you make" Do you think he doesn't know how conflicted he is? Do you honestly believe this is the first he's heard of his confliction by you telling him???? He's going to give it consideration after receiving an email from you? Come on Rico you're not that daft. Like I said before he's not addressed any of your concerns nor does he intend to and the cover up will continue.

rico sorda said...

I cannot allow myself to be drawn into the Negative. He has been asked by a member of the public about the conflicts. He will be pressed for an answer. If I don't email then he doesn't have to do anything. I have taken the time to raise these issues with both Bailhache and Gorst.

This is all about the doing.

Team Voice have been at this a very long time. I have spent all my time on the Child Abuse Cover-up and in that time we have uncovered so much. For me it is all about the doing. If you don't email then you don't have anything.

Its all about the doing

rs

Anonymous said...

"Its all about the doing" Rico you are a doer but what have you achieved with the email to Bailhache? "He has been asked by a member of the public about the conflicts. " Yes he has and he's known about his conflicts all along not because of your email! He didn't address any of your concerns he palmed you off just as he'll carry on palming you off because he knows there is nothing you can do about it. It's not as if you can go to the state media or anything is it? so what do you propose to do the next time he palms you off that will be different from this time?

rico sorda said...

I will probably do what I have done with Senator ILM and thats wait outside the States Chamber and ask him.

rs

Anonymous said...

Which will achieve what? After the three years you have been on Le Marquand's case what have you achieved? He's just been voted back in as home affairs minister and the cover up continues...............

Anonymous said...

Giving something important. "Careful consideration".

Is pure jargon....

Especially from a current politician/exlawyer/exbailiff!?

rico sorda said...

Anonymous

What if this, what if that , what if the earth was flat, what if that brave person fell off the end of the earth?

They didn't , they went and sort the answer.

As for ILM

His reputation is shot. No chance as Chief Minister - Even Ozouf beat him to Treasury and ILM spent some months counting money back in1972 - Deputy Martin gave him a serious challenge at Home Affairs and she only did that for the crack.

He backed Warcup as Chief of Police

We will see what happens if he stands for election again

What if he didn't? What if Warcup had got in?

What if ILM's reputation fell off the end of the world

no more what if's

rs

Zoompad said...

"I cannot allow myself to be drawn into the Negative"

GOOD!

And especially anonymous negativity.

You are doing just great. Keep the faith and don't listen to the hecklers. xx

Zoompad said...

"I will probably do what I have done with Senator ILM and thats wait outside the States Chamber and ask him. "

With a camera handy!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most amazing stories of governmental and press complicity in abuse and cover-up I have ever seen. It is a story of unchecked power and corruption unlike any other.

Anonymous said...

Rico, further to the conflict of interest. How will the CoE and the SS strike out sort this shocking scandal out....

The McGuires ran Blanche Pierre during the 1980’s and while some staff members detailed reports regarding abuse and cruelty administered by Jane and “Big Al”, no actions where taken against the McGuires.

As complaints continued into 1990, Anton Skinner – Children’s Services and Geoff Spencer – Homes Manager finally decided, perhaps they should investigate the mounting complaints.

The report prepared by Skinner contains ample evidence of the McGuire’s cruel behavior toward the children in their care that the police should have been notified.

Instead, the report was given to Iris Le Feuvre – Education Committee. The Committee was responsible for child protection. Skinner’s report basically said that the McGuire’s conduct was not acceptable, but Jane McGuire agreed to voluntarily retire. Jane McGuire was then transferred to the Family Development Center- still working within the system!

In 1998, police were finally made aware of the suffering at Blanch Pierre and the McGuires were arrested and brought before the magistrate.

Social Services assembled the victims and they were told the charges against Jane and “Big Al” were to be dropped due to lack of evidence. It can’t get more disingenuous than this.

OK, remember the words complicity and cover-up!

The law firm, Bailhache Labesse represented the victims. William Bailhache was the senior partner of the firm. William Bailhache is currently Jersey Attorney General and his brother, Philip Bailhache is Bailiff!!!

The Attorney General who dropped the case against the McGuires for lack of evidence was Michael Birt who is currently Deputy Bailiff. Birt is also the person who refused Lenny Harper’s requests for search warrants in the child abuse investigation!

Cover-up? Complicity? You may draw your own conclusions. I’ve certainly drawn mineerest issue.

Zoompad said...

Stuart was getting shattered with all this as early as 2008, having to stay up at 2.30 in the morning to write all these things up. Thank God he is getting a rest at the moment, he was battering away at this corruption for years, with hardly any respite. The hypocracy of the church is almost beyond belief. I hope noone is offended that I am a Christian, I feel almost ashamed of my faith, reading this. It just makes me feel really angry. How can people think this is right?

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=stuart%20syvret%20of%20millstones%20and%20secret%20reports&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fstuartsyvret.blogspot.com%2F2008%2F02%2Fof-millstones-and-secret-reports.html&ei=m0HiTs3vH8Og4gTPpZD8BA&usg=AFQjCNGS5Zl7aqYzKh7ddanpLHoW-b7pCQ&sig2=vcJzlVpzqsWdxh2WK75W0w

rico sorda said...

STUART SYVRET

There you go

rs

Anonymous said...

rico sorda said...
STUART SYVRET

There you go

Don't worry Rico posting 112 will happen.
They are no Putin!

Anonymous said...

Posting 112 will happen.

First week in the new year.

Anonymous said...

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"

rico sorda said...

If someone wants to leave me a message or an email address just leave it on a comment with Not for publication. You can head with for your eyes only.

rs

Anonymous said...

In the former case – that of the Maguires – Mr Syvret had been seeking their extradition from France, they having retired there following the improper abandonment of a prosecution against them in 1998. Their victims were utterly failed and betrayed by the Jersey authorities on that occasion.

Further – the legal representation the victims had at the time in 1998 also failed them, disastrously. That law firm was Bailhache LaBesse and the Senior Partner at that time was William Bailhache.

Under well-established standards of administrative law – a public authority that carries out a statutory function – in this case the prosecuting authority – must not be conflicted in its decision-making.

That is simply the law.

In the case of all and every prosecution decision made concerning Mr Syvret – the function has been wholly and profoundly contaminated with a dramatic and evidenced range of conflicts of interest.

The Law in Jersey is very strange

Zoompad said...

"The Law in Jersey is very strange"

Is anyone surprised? Here, in the Chief Ministers own words. Listen to what he has to say at 6.40 and you will see why the law is all over the place in Jersey.

http://youtu.be/pj2h_I-paLQ

SteelMagnolia said...

Rico, the paedophile cover-up,story covered by Guardian's Nick Davies and Davies DENIES the Jersey abuse scandal ? he must ALSO know who the man in 'power' IS who everyone is protecting as he appears to have been the only reporter allowed to cover the scandal !...could he now be in Jersey ?

http://sexoffendersinpositionsofpower.blogspot.com/2011/12/sandusky-paedophile-state-cover-up-of.html

http://sexoffendersinpositionsofpower.blogspot.com/2011/12/sandusky-paedophile-state-cover-up-of.html

rico sorda said...

This is the JEP Editorial from 2007 before they new that the SOJP was investigating decades of child abuse in the Jersey Care Homes. As VFC has said look at the difference an Abuse Investigation makes. Complete terror sets in and these 2 Policeman went from top dogs to rubbish overnight.



JEP Editorial from 2007.

Police Chief delivers change.
Six years ago the States of Jersey Police were the subject of a less than flattering report compiled in the wake of a visit by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Since then, problems clearly have been solved and new standards have been set, the latest HMI report

having described the force as “modern and fast-moving”.
Police Chief Graham Power and his officers can be proud of this achievement. In common with forces up and down Britain, the States Police are a complex and many-layered organisation. Accomplishing the turn-around of the past six years can therefore, have been no easy undertaking. Nor can it have been particularly pleasant. The process of major change is always likely to upset those set in their ways or content to roll along in accordance with comfortable but outdated routines.

This process of transformation was undoubtedly at its most challenging when the professional standards department, led by Mr. Power’s deputy, Lenny Harper, embarked on a systematic programme to root out corruption. Mr. Harper’s determined efforts have been attacked - to the extent that they have been described as “out of control” by a prominent former politician - but the result of the latest HMI inspection would seem to justify the decision to probe as deeply as possible and to remove those officers who were less than a credit to their uniform.
It goes without saying that in the police - beyond all other institutions - there is no room whatsoever for corruption or malpractice. If the professional standards section of our force determined that it was necessary to act with exemplary firmness, its stance deserves support rather than criticism.

There are, of course, areas of the force where improvements can still be made. Indeed, the inspectorate has listed 78 suggestions for further change. With the combination of improved morale, high levels of confidence in the top echelon and firm political support, Mr. Power and his colleagues are in an excellent position to deliver that change.
We in Jersey are fortunate to live in a community where serious crime is mercifully rare. While important questions remain over the failure of the States to establish a new police authority , the force itself is organised and led in a way more than capable of maintaining this happy state of affairs.