Teresa Cooper, author and Kendall House campaigner recieved an extraordinary acknowledgement in the latest Kendall House report addendum from the official review panel Dr Sue Proctor and Ray Galloway. The report addendum was published November 2016 and the Church of England, Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury deliberately sat on it and released it in the middle of December to cause distress and ruin Christmas for residents and campaigner Teresa Cooper.
“Teresa has worked relentlessly to try to make the church understand, accept and act in response to her concerns about the abusive practices at Kendall House.
“Through lobbying, researching, and detailed analysis, she has supported many other former residents to seek affirmation of their experiences, as well as working on her own process of recovery.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Teresa Cooper for all her efforts, and her struggles in seeking the truth about Kendall House.
“In respect of this review, we are most grateful for her contribution, in her interview and her emails, and to all who participated, for showing such courage in speaking with us.”
The panel also acknowledges Miss Coopers many complaints spanning over a thirty year period that brought about the Kendall House review.
Miss Cooper heavily criticised the Bishop of Rochester’s handling of the review, the terms of reference that contained inaccurate information designed to exclude three decades of complaints to the Church and Kent Police and excluded the birth defects of children born to Kendall House residents.
Bishop of Rochester James Langstaff and ArchBishop Welby’s diocese of Canterbury, whom both diocese were responsible for Kendall House, sat on the latest horrific child abuse report for almost a month and released it in the week leading up to Christmas. It is yet another stain for the church and their PR teams who show nothing but contempt and disregard for the church victims and Miss Cooper.
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Kent Police Failures and their many attempts to silence Kendall House campaigner Teresa Cooper… to date 2016.