Lambeth Council’s Monkton Street Nursing Home

Community Care, 31st July 1986


Daily Mail, 1st September 1986

Mail010986Evening Standard, 1st September 1986


Daily Mail, 2nd September 1986


The Guardian, 2nd September 1986

G020986South London Press, 2nd September 1986


The Times, 2nd September 1986

Scotland Yard is investigating claims of sexual abuse by staff on mentally handicapped children at a nursing home in south London.

The police said yesterday that an inquiry into the allegations had begun after a complaint by the mother of a boy aged 12 at the Monkton Street Nursing Home in Kennington.

Staff at the home, which is run by Lambeth council, are being interviewed by detectives.

Lambeth council, which is also carrying out its own investigations into the claims, said yesterday that the police were talking about attacks on at least six young people.

The boy at the centre of the allegations has a mental age of four.

But, according to his mother, he is able to speak coherently and could tell her how serious his injuries were and how they happened.

Officials from Lambeth council hope to present a report shortly to Mrs Phyllis Dunipace, head of Lambeth’s social service committee.

Social Work Today, 8th September 1986

SWT080986South London Press, 3rd October 1986SLP031086South London Press, 25th November 1986


News of the World, 31st November 1986

NOTW311186South London Press, 5th December 1986

SLP051286 (2)South London Press, 5th December 1986

SLP051286South London Press, 19th December 1986


Daily Mail, 3rd December 1986

Mail031286Daily Mail, 16th January 1987


  1. Emilia said:

    So let me get this right; in 1986 the Daily Mail was more shocked that a member of staff had sex reassignment surgery at a council home than it was about allegations of child abuse. It also mentions casually in the aforementioned article that the worker was sacked as soon as the bosses found out that the worker was having hormone treatment. It would seem to me that the transphobic discrimination was the real crime here. The employers who sacked the worker should be exposed, arrested and made to stand to account.

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