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27th May 2009 | in Kendall House Child Abuse News



  • On 29th May 2009 at 09:50 AM Mike Ellis said...

    I for my part as a Child of the State in the mid forties and chairman of the charity National Society for Children and Family Contact have been totally crestfallen to hear the horrific experiences as suffered by so many thousands in the name of God be they Catholic or Protestant. Such abuse I managed to escape but never can I or will I condone it, such is my commitment to dig far deeper into the truth which befall so many that I plan to start a campaign on the home page. Suffice to say the truth must out and involves not only the State and Church but also the now very powerful and so called respectable NSPCC and Banardos both of whom are being given access to a new database which has details of all children under the age of 18, this based on their history must not be allowed, for to have oversight over children and family life throughout the UK is the worst of all possible situations. I ask therefore that all such victims of child abuse make contact with the NSCFC in the assured understanding that I will out the full truth come what may.

  • On 29th May 2009 at 10:48 AM mac said...

    Told a number of people about it yours michael

  • On 30th May 2009 at 11:57 AM Mrs H Bates said...

    My daughter was treated by Dr.Peripanayagam prior to the T.V documentary, at West Hill Hospital. He asked us to support him but we declined. My daughter was given a cocktail of drugs by him and lost feeling in her hands and legs. She was 13 yrs old and refused to take any more medication when the Dr became very agressive. She started having convulsions in 1984 and was told it was epilepsy, but she died age 18 in 1985 from numerous brain tumours. I am sure all the drugs she was given for a condition she did not have was due to Dr. P’s experimental prescribing. She was given pills to wake her up and pills to make her sleep and sent to see a psychiatrist, all I believe because of her wrong treatment. No one would listen to us and ignored her when asking the G.P for help. She died 36 hours after finally being admitted to a hospital which she should have gone to months earlier. 
    rs H Bates Dartford.

  • On 30th May 2009 at 12:11 PM Admin said...


    Can you email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and email me your details so I can contact you direct. Sorry to hear you lost your daughter. The KH girls also suffered epilepsy from the drugs but didnt have it when they went there and then didnt have it after they left and came off the drugs. Im saddened by your experience and will do all I can to help you.

    Teresa xxx

  • On 2nd Jun 2009 at 07:06 PM Moira said...

    I have just read the article in Take A Break, and wanted to say that I am so sorry for what was done to you - and everyone else who was there - as there is simply no excuse for it.  It sounds truly horrific, therefore I can’t even begin to imagine what it was like to LIVE it!
    Huge respect to you for what you are doing, and hopes that you get the answers that you need.  It’s a shame that the Dr responsible is dead, and can’t be made to pay for his crimes - which are no better than what the Nazis did to the Jews.  Worse in some respect, because he wasn’t at war with anyone ... just doing illegal experimentation on innocent children with no-one to speak up for them!
    I wish you all the luck in bringing whoever allowed this to happen, to justice!
    x x x

  • On 4th Jun 2009 at 11:15 AM K said...

    I have just read the atricle in TAB and I cannot begin to think of the horrific abuse inflicted on such young and vunerable children.  The staff should also be investigated on this as they were the ones to administer the drugs. The Dr who started this has got away with this dont let the rest ge away! They cant have been human to start with!  All I can say is my best wishes are with all the victims and hope justice comes to those who have played their part in this. I hope you all get results you deserve and best for the future xx

  • On 8th Jun 2009 at 07:39 PM Doctor Rosaleen O`Brien said...

    I was dumped in a psychiatric Institution at the age of 16 till I was 19 and subjected to all kinds of anti psychotic drugs and wrongly diagnosed.  It was years after when I saw a consultant in UK and he wrote in his report that in his opinion in the absence of signs and symptoms he believed that I never should have been there and that the diagnosis was wrong.
    I have now written about my stolen life and been published in
    Title ; Collection of Poetry Books and Rosaleen`s Diary
    Second book; Collection of prose and Poetry
    Both by me Doctor Rosaleen O`Brien
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • On 3rd Sep 2009 at 04:09 PM TERESA EDWARDS said...

    Teresa Cooper I have just read your book “Trust No One” I just can not believe what you went through and yet today its says you are stronge with children of your own.
    I spent time in and out of homes when I was young but never went through what you did. I would love to know you as a friend you have come through so much.
    Bless your heart.

  • On 28th Nov 2009 at 04:14 AM Teresa Cooper said...

    Hi Teresa Edwards

    Thankyou for your comment and I would like to know more about you grinand you can email me on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Yes I have 3 children who bring me alot of happiness. They are my strength grin

    Thankyou for reading my book and sorry for the delay in replying. I am working on my next book and trying to get it finished for the new year.

    Hope to hear from you again

    Teresa Cooper

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  • On 26th Jan 2010 at 11:13 AM marion reid said...

    Hi there Teresa, I have just this minute finished the book trust no one that you wrote and was deeply deeply sadened and very angry at what the authorities put you and the other girls at this home through. I can not even begin to understand what you must have went is truely traumatic and very heart breaking to know that such people who are givin the responsability of a child for them to go and jeoperdise their position of trust and authority. I hope you go on to have may happy and enjoyable years to come in the future and all the best to you and your very strong and couragous family.

    from Marion Reid
    25yr old mother of a loving 3yr old son

  • On 20th Feb 2010 at 06:58 PM Anne Cooper said...

    Hello Teresa

    I have worked in the care system with vulnerable adults for over 30 years and am so ashamed of the abuse you suffered at the hands of so called carers. How this can have happened in a civilised society is beyond me. Over the years i have worked hard to ensure carers have the right attitude and encouraged them to put their head above the parapet when things are not right. I have had to do so and it can be a lonely place but at least i can live with myself. Sadly we still hear of abuse in different forms. Your courage and strength of spririt is a real credit to you. Take care of yourself and your family.
    Anne Cooper

  • On 21st Feb 2010 at 03:55 PM Teresa Cooper said...

    Hi Anne

    Thankyou for your kind words and it is good to know that you are working hard to ensure vulnerable adults are being cared for and it shows you care to take the time to comment here. I really appreciate that and I am sure those you work with will appreciate you too.

    Many of the carers involved in the KH abuse are still alive today, some in senior positions within the system & they have shown not one ounce of remorse for their actions which is sad and sadly the profession is blighted by the bad and the good carers are often in the background unoticed.

    The hardest part for me is to know they didn’t care then, they don’t care now and they hide behind a false sense of security because they honestly believe that because they were protected from being exposed in Kendall House they think the same applies today and it doesn’t.

    People from every walk of life and profession are now standing up and being the voice of the vunerable adults and children who have no voice and I/we thank them for their support because it takes all of us to make changes and for all I have achieved I have not done it alone. Simply because it is people like yourself and others who have read my book, emailed me or posted here that have seen me through such a difficult time. Your post along with others has made a difference and I thank you for that


  • On 15th Feb 2011 at 03:50 PM Carli Hewes said...

    Hi Teresa,

    I just needed to express my disgust and upset at how you were treated in this awful home. I’m still currently reading ‘Trust No One’ but it has enraged me that much half way through the book that I had to come on the internet and look up Kendall House.
    I cannot believe how badly you were failed by social services, docters, nurses and staff at this care home. As a nurse myself I find this so disturbing that there are so many evil people out there, in trusted positions that act like this, and i’d like to say things have improved regarding social services over the years but we only have to look at cases like Baby P to make us realise that there are still major issues.

    You really are inspiring and well done for bringing these issues into the public eye, which can’t have been easy for you.


    Carli xx

  • On 24th Feb 2011 at 04:04 PM M.J.R said...

    hi teresa im a fifteen year old girl from denmark. i have read you book and i cant believe that they could do such things. to me is that fact that they where able to this heartless as i admire you for being strong and get trough that and be strong enough to not give up the fight it was to make people react on this

  • On 13th Oct 2011 at 05:54 PM Nicola Crampton said...

    Hi Tereasa,
    I knew you when you were a young, 17 year old girl (you haven’t changed a bit) and realised you were struggling then, but with no idea of how to help you! I am so pleased to see you are able to fight back by writing your book and campaigning; not just for yourself but the injustices faced by other children in the care system then and now. 
    Well done!
    Nicola (Lesley’s sister) xxx

  • On 26th May 2014 at 03:01 PM Pandora mcneff said...

    Hi guys these story’s I’m reading is unbelieve. Mrs bates im so sorry about your daughter. I’m in the same position due to the drugs that were used I believe x many hugs to you and your family x

  • On 29th May 2014 at 06:18 PM Pandora mcneff said...

    Hi mrs bates I’m sorry about your daughter many hugs xx I have the same as your daughter x

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  • On 15th Jul 2015 at 06:55 PM Doctor Rosaleen Rogers said...

    By Judge Murphy leaving out the Mental Institution in her Historical Inquiry it sends out the wrong message to child abusers in Ireland In other words it appears that if girls in psychiatric Hospitals are raped Ireland is fine with that as long as it is a psychiatric Hospital…otherwise Judge Murphy would investigate Mental Institutions where girls were raped by staff

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