Below is a list of activities undertaken:
June 2021 – Two questions asked by Matt Western MP of the UK Home Office in written form as follows on my behalf:
March – May 2021: Opportunities sought to raise the issue in the UK House of Commons during Home Office questions.
January-March 2021: Analysis prepared of IICSA spend to date, illustrating that 150 million pounds has been spent on the Inquiry with little to show for it. This was circulated by Matt Western to members of Labour front bench.:
August 2020 – January 2021: Progress largely stopped due to covid 2nd wave.
May - August 2020: Substantial progress in police investigations and accordingly advocacy work was kept quiet. Circulation of recommendations in pinned tweet (with positive feedback) within Labour Party.
April 2020: Connected with organization Boarding Concern to see if there could be a collaboration to ensure recommendations are surface as IICSA evidence despite me being declined CP status.
March 2020: Letter received by Matt Western MP from NSPCC in response to the recommendations in my pinned tweet.
February 2020: Appeal lodged with IICSA for reconsideration of decline for SP status - was declined. Final published statement is here.
January 2020: New Met Police officer assigned to my cases (part of Operation Winterkey). Received from Matt Western MP the following correspondence from OFSTED regarding the recommendations in my pinned tweet. In lieu of correspondence received, appealed decision to decline CP status for Phase 2 of Residential Schools with IICSA.
December 2019: New Met Police officer assigned to my cases (part of Operation Winterkey). Received from Matt Western MP the following correspondence from OFSTED regarding the recommendations in my pinned tweet.
October / November 2019: Limited responses from Champion, Haigh, Phillips including suggestions to pursue advocacy with charitable organizations. Late November received decline on CP status application from IICSA.
August / September 2019: Applied for CP status in phase 2 of the IICSA investigation into Residential Schools. Responded to further questions from UK Met Police. A new police officer was assigned.
July 2019: July 8th traveled to London and submitted to 2-hour video interview by UK Met police where I described in detail my survivor story. Later that afternoon met with Matt Western MP in Portcullis House and agreed follow-up reach-outs to MPs Champion, Haigh and Phillips.
June 2019: Secured appointments with UK Met police to commence investigations into [undisclosed matters]. Wrote to [undisclosed for now] MP to seek help widening sponsorship for List of Recommendations
May 2019: Wrote to Louise Haigh, M.P. and Jess Phillips, M.P. seeking sponsorship in the same manner as done to Sarah Champion, M.P. in April 2019. LINKS: Letter to Louise Haigh, M.P. and Jess Phillips, M.P., List of Recommendations
April 2019: Wrote to Sarah Champion, M.P. seeking sponsorship for List of Recommendations due to delay to Phase 2 of the IICSA investigation into Residential Schools and threat to IICSA posed by comments made by Boris Johnson, M.P. LINKS: Letter to Sarah Champion, M.P., List of Recommendations
March 2019: Declined CP Status for Phase 1 but a heavy hint provided that I should reapply for Phase 2 of the IICSA investigation into Residential Schools, and favorable comments made by IICSA chair on recommendations. Advised that Phase 2 would be delayed until 2020. LINK: IICSA CP Determination, List of Recommendations
February 2019: Applied for Core Participant status for Phase 1 of the Residential Schools investigation of IICSA. LINK: IICSA Investigation into Residential Schools
Provided detailed documentation including a list of recommendations for how children who are living in a residential institution (not a family home) can be protected from institutional abuse, whether perpetrated by staff members or by other children. I also believe these recommendations will help detect familial abuse that has happened prior to the child entering an institution. LINK: List of Recommendations