Further from the Jimmy Saville abuse scandle here is a documentary accounting on the systematic failure of so called child care.
A hard-hitting emotionally charged 60 min documentary by Bill Maloney (Award winning independent film director) who's family were all brought up in the UK care system.
It covers Maloney's visit and interpretation of Jersey, Channel Islands, following the ongoing child abuse investigations of the children's care home 'Haut de la Garenne'. It highlights connections with the Sea Cadets and children being brought from London care homes for 'sailing holidays' on the Island. The documentary contains strong language and strong opinions.
Due to his and his family's experiences of Establishment care homes Maloney felt compelled to see first hand the response of Islanders to the alleged abuse claims and their general feeling for the Governing States. A mixed response of silence, anger and insensitivity is catalogued from this island of geographical beauty with an ugly underbelly. The film includes mainstream news reports with Jeremy Paxman, Stuart Syvret, Lenny Harper, Esther Rantzen and Frank Walker.
It is the opinion of Bill Maloney that if a child was required - Haut de la Garenne was the venue; if an adult was required - St Saviours Mental Hospital was the venue.
JERSEY IS NOT PART OF THE UK, IT IS OWNED BY THE CROWN.
“I agree with you, child abuse is horrendous.. its endemic in all institutions"
“The mayor has no ‘responsibility’ for childcare, it’s a government and a borough problem”
yet again the book is been passed. He admits knowledge of widespread abuse yet he canvases on the streets for public support refusing to publicise the issue in order to assert greater politicial pressures.
This is a disgrace.