chittani wrote:So the suggestion would be to arrange a meeting between some of the complainants and a select group of their ex-schoolmates, just to see what could be done. From what I have seen, there is a wide agreement between both groups already as to the changes that need to take place. If both groups could satisfy themselves as to the bona fides of the other, then I think everyone here would agree that a resolution would not be too distant.
What does anyone think?
So the victims of abuse are supposed to attend a meeting with members or supporters of the very cult that abused them in the first place? Please correct me if I'm wrong but, prior to the Townend Report, ex-pupils who have gone on to teach at St James were hardly vocal in calling for the schools to face up to their role in the criminal assault of children. Are we to believe they've all suddenly been converted to the cause of truth?
Here's my suggestion for a speedy resolution: The SES should stop playing games and start taking Matthew's open letter seriously. The SES (in the person of Lambie), the St James Governors, Debenham and the relevant current and former teachers, etc. should publicly apologise for abusing children, sanctioning the abuse of children or ignoring the abuse of children, as the case may be.
Simple, quick and cheap.