BBC v Rochdale Borough Council High Court 24 Nov 2005

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke
Or good men and women believe that it is for the greater good of the State that silence should be maintained.
Sadly, people accept the second one, because people do not trust the Police or the Legal Profession

cathy fox blog on child abuse

This is relevant to the 1990 Rochdale “satanic abuse” case, see 2017 Jun 16 Cathy Fox Blog Two articles on “Ritual Abuse” by Richard Scorer  [1]

There had been an injunction so that no one could identify the social workers involved, in order that the children were not identified.

The children were now grown up and were aggrieved about the separation from their parents and wanted to be able to tell their stories. Therefore the injunction preventing naming the social workers was therefore challenged by the BBC so that the programme could be broadcast.

The injunction was lifted.

Redaction

Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted.

This is a difficult balance –  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and…

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