Part 1 of Evening Standard special report on Islington Children’s Homes (6.10.92)

Evening Standard, Tuesday 6th October 1992

By Eileen Fairweather and Stewart Payne



  1. Anon said:

    You are doing a great job, Murun. But please can you add the dates the stories were published, and where…and who write them, if their byline is not obvious ? Those are important parts of the historical record that the Other Side buried.
    Many thanks

    • murunbuch said:

      The dates are in the captions under each photo

  2. simian said:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    More must read evidence of UK Government Paedophile Istitutions.

  3. Jake said:

    From a search of News bank:

    February 1982: Margaret Hodge becomes leader of Islington council.

    February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discover evidence of sex abuse of children and report it to a residents’ meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.

    April 1990: Council social workers Liz Davies and David Cofie warn Mrs Hodge about sex ring preying on children in homes.

    May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies are told by Lyn Cusack , assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the claims.

    1991: Roy Caterer , who worked at a school used by Islington, is jailed for seven-and-a-half years for sexually abusing children.

    February 1992: Davies resigns and takes her information to Scotland Yard.

    14 October 1992: London’s Evening Standard reports abuse in Islington care homes. Mrs Hodge calls it “gutter journalism”.

    23 October 1992: Margaret Hodge resigns from council to work at accountancy firm Price Waterhouse.

    February 1994: Hodge admits there was abuse in the children’s homes.

    1994: Mrs Hodge becomes MP for Barking. Abuse victim Demetrious Panton writes to her about his ordeal, she refers him to the council.

    1995: An independent report by Ian White, Oxfordshire’s director of social services lambasts the council.

    June 2003: Mrs Hodge becomes Minister for Children her record is attacked in the media.

    November 2003: Mrs Hodge describes Mr Panton as “extremely disturbed”, he threatens to sue.

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