Looking for a Place Called Home – Report of Shirley Oaks Survivors

This article proves that child abuse was on a industrial scale, remember this is one project in one borough in England. When the Prime-minster when Home Secretary stated CLAIMS of child sex abuse at institutions that should be ‘places of safety’ are only the ‘tip of … Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mrs May said: “We already know the trail will lead into our schools and hospitals, our churches, our youth clubs and many other institutions that should have been places of safety but instead became the setting for the most appalling abuse. “However, what the country doesn’t yet appreciate is the true scale of that abuse”. Do we need to say more!

cathy fox blog on child abuse

This blog is based on a Report by Shirley Oaks Survivors Association [13]. Although this report ‘Looking for a Place Called Home’ is not yet publically available, there are some details of testimonies and abusers on their website, which is worth a visit. [13]

Looking for a Place Called Home

For many at Shirley Oaks a home was all they had ever wanted.

In just 2 years survivors of child abuse from Shirley Oaks have formed a group 700 strong, and researched, written and released a hard hitting 130 page interim report. The report authoritatively tells for the first time, the truth about what happened in and around Shirley Oaks 1950 to 1983.

The group, Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (SOSA) are a shining example of what can be achieved and what adversity can be overcome when people join together. If survivors in other areas could copy them…

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