Tom Grubb wrote:I agree. I think Katharine needs to ask herself why an organisation that apparently sets so much store by the truth seems so reluctant to admit the truth of what an ever growing number of us are saying on this forum. THE SES ARE COVERING UP YEARS OF BRUTAL CHILD ABUSE.
Tom, I don't think you will find that they are reluctant, once the inquiry gets under way. The general feeling is that it all needs - for everyone's sake, abusers and abused - to come out. Everyone I have spoken to is as appalled as you all are. I know it has seemed as though there has been little response, and I personally have had to curb my own impatience, but as I think you will know it has taken a long time to decide what would be the most just and equitable way of dealing with the matter. (I had no say in it; I have merely been jumping up and down on the sidelines.) There have also been, as again you know, a lot of negotiations necessary behind the scenes in order to get all parties to agree as to how to proceed. It may well be that some of the individuals concerned may be reluctant (I'm guessing), as I should imagine in some cases it will take some guts to face up to what took place.
I'd also like to point out that more or less the minute David Boddy took over as headmaster he set the wheels in motion to respond to all this. I suppose some people have a psychological need to be vindictive about him, but I can't help feeling it doesn't do much for the situation.
OK, now you can all start kicking me.
"Tom, I don't think you will find that they are reluctant, once the inquiry gets under way."
You appear to assume that the proposed inquiry will take place. What makes you so sure?
"The general feeling is that it all needs - for everyone's sake, abusers and abused - to come out."
The abused are certainly coming out, although there are MANY more we have yet to hear from. The abusers, however, have been remarkably silent, with two honourable exceptions.
The SES purports to promote the truth, yet in realitiy it lies and suppresses the truth.
The SES harbours child abusers.