Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Jimmy Saville to be revealed as a paedophile? (Part 7)


Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2013, 22:37
IzzyS
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8,327
I imagine all hospital staff have to be vetted Izzy. Nobody with a criminal conviction would be allowed work in a hospital, and I'd say they are extra vigilant about who they employ in children's hospitals.
I'd hope so. I don't know how it works legally, if applying for jobs of any kind in particular institutions require extra checks but I'd like to presume so.

----

Also, I noticed in a tweet about a newspaper headline tomorrow I noticed mention of multiple abuse/assault allegations at a school as well as hospitals and the BBC - when did he visit schools? did he give speeches at some career days event or something? I don't remember ever reading about him going to schools...hmmm.
IzzyS is offline  
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 11-01-2013, 22:42
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
Newsnight.
Kim Harrison, lawyer representing victims. Saying they're still getting new calls every week.

Ken MacDonald, ex DPP; police hadn't told victims they could have anonymity in court, or that there were other victims who could corroborate.
Clear case for compensation where institutions didn't fulfil their duty of care.

Lisa Harker, NSPCC. Says case has led to huge increase in reporting to NSPCC.
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:48
IzzyS
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8,327
Are the statistics here correct?

https://twitter.com/theipaper/status...128513/photo/1

I thought I'd heard there were 31 allegations of rape, not 34 and the youngest child was aged 10? or am I getting mixed up? that mentions schools as well...
IzzyS is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:53
MC_Satan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,396
And they are the people who they should be going after now (if they are still alive) not ex DJ's who did wrong by having a grope of a 20 year old but nothing compared to what Saville did.
"take half the station" may not mean involvement in child abuse. More fiddling overtime, tAking bungs, shagging a criminal's wife, nicking drug evidenceetc.
MC_Satan is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:54
Eurostar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Dublin
Posts: 41,356
Newsnight.
Kim Harrison, lawyer representing victims. Saying they're still getting new calls every week.

Ken MacDonald, ex DPP; police hadn't told victims they could have anonymity in court, or that there were other victims who could corroborate.
Clear case for compensation where institutions didn't fulfil their duty of care.

Lisa Harker, NSPCC. Says case has led to huge increase in reporting to NSPCC.
MacDonald indicated that it was a major cock up that Savile slipped through the net and didn't face prosecution......he reckoned he would have been convicted and received a lengthy prison sentence.
Eurostar is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:56
MC_Satan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,396
I work as a nurse in Scotland and have to undergo a full disclosure/criminal records xheck on employment. Haven't had to fill one in since 2005 though, however if convicted of anything since I eould be suspended and ultimately fired.
MC_Satan is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:56
Eurostar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Dublin
Posts: 41,356
I'd hope so. I don't know how it works legally, if applying for jobs of any kind in particular institutions require extra checks but I'd like to presume so.

----

Also, I noticed in a tweet about a newspaper headline tomorrow I noticed mention of multiple abuse/assault allegations at a school as well as hospitals and the BBC - when did he visit schools? did he give speeches at some career days event or something? I don't remember ever reading about him going to schools...hmmm.
The revelation that Savile abused pupils at regular schools (and quite a few different ones) is a new one alright.....apparently he used Jim'll Fix It as a vehicle for this.
Eurostar is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 22:58
IzzyS
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8,327
Sometimes it is not a question of religion at all. The hospital chaplain is usually more than happy to sit and chat with any patient regardless of religion...their role is to listen to patients and their worries. Patients often find it easier to talk through their worries to a comparative stranger than to family or friends or with busy staff ( I don't mean medical worries but it could be just more general things)

Slightly O/T but my local vicar used to pop in to see my husband at our home when my husband was terminally ill. They talked almost exclusively about rugby for hours. She knew we were not particularly religious and respected that - no mention was made of religion. The vicar felt that as my husband lived in her parish, then he was one of her flock ( so to speak) and was basically there for him regardless.

edit...........when I was in hospital many years ago, the hospital chaplain used to visit me each evening to help with my A level revision! That was the way he could best help me!
Sorry, just catching up with posts. Thats really nice whatever helps! I bet some kids would be seriously disappointed if they were given homework in hospital - like there's no escape from homework lol. I imagine it would be quite comforting if you were otherwise on your own, to have someone to talk to like that...I 'only' have my parents to talk to most of the time, or friends on twitter. I know my mum was getting a bit fed up in the ward she was on over Christmas because other patients had loud relatives who would visit when she wanted to get rest...
IzzyS is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 23:08
StrmChaserSteve
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,041
'The Day I took Jimmy Savile to meet my dying grandmother'
Audio clip - James Whale

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1151594-the-...source=twitter
StrmChaserSteve is offline Follow this poster on Twitter  
Old 11-01-2013, 23:35
IzzyS
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8,327
I work as a nurse in Scotland and have to undergo a full disclosure/criminal records xheck on employment. Haven't had to fill one in since 2005 though, however if convicted of anything since I eould be suspended and ultimately fired.
I work in a college with 16-18 year old students (and older, obviously) - I had to complete a compulsory half days child protection training in 2005 and we had a computer program thing that talked about some relevant laws and what to do if we see anyone being bullied or if someone confides things to us, just a quick refresher 'course' if you can call it that but I think alot of people don't bother completing it as they keep mentioning at staff meetings that everyones supposed to do it but records show very few have completed it.

I don't remember having to complete any forms for criminal record checks or anything - I was offered the job the day after the interview and started work a few days later (in 2002). There are young students that live on campus but I guess they don't think its high priority to insist on such things?. If I see bullying when im working on my own, I'm not the best to deal with such things and warn people off, I'd probably be nervous of getting shouted at myself lol im really not the best at dealing with disruptive students, even though I'm at least a decade older than most of them - I really need to get more confidence for that sort of thing... I can't imagine a student deciding to confide in me either, I think I tend to look quite stressed so they gravitate more towards the others (who are too quick to point out my shortcomings to the students sometimes - ugh ). I'd like to seem/be more approachable but oh well...anyway sorry, prattling on again(!)
IzzyS is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 23:44
Linda_Danvers
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 185
Charles Moore in the Telegraph dissects today's report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...s-justice.html
A good read.
Good read indeed. I agree 100%. Very disappointed with this report which reported only statistics and gave no evidence whatsoever. I fully believe Savile was a sexual predator, but this hardly introduced anything new and didn't "give the victims a voice". I didn't listen any of them in it.

Edit: Avoid the comments. Misogynistic garbage, as usual in these type of articles.
Linda_Danvers is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 23:45
IzzyS
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8,327
'The Day I took Jimmy Savile to meet my dying grandmother'
Audio clip - James Whale

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1151594-the-...source=twitter
What an awkward memory to have...I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with any male gynecologist, let alone him lol I try to only see female GPs but then most of my issues are female issues I suppose

I didn't want to call in to work sick today though ive been off colour because I know I'd have to have a return to work interview with my male boss and I don't want to explain what the issue was (even though he's quite nice generally) - happy days(!). Luckily I felt better by the afternoon though...been very depressed this week, works not helping, being treated pretty bad - im clamming alot up but dont feel I can just bring up such things at work or otherwise *sigh* anyway, going off topic sorry. I'm off to bed(!).
IzzyS is offline  
Old 11-01-2013, 23:54
Mark_McIntyre
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Portsmouth
Posts: 82
... failed the very people they should have protected I think we all know what Jimmy Savile was and all his 'mates' too but I want to know about all these people who should have protected the very people he was allowed access to. Where are they I want to hear what they have to say on the subject. I want to hear their reasons for turning a blind eye or not keeping their eye on the ball and at the very worst co-conspirators and enablers mmmm where are they, who are they?
Well said, and yes, that's a critical point... were they paid to mimic the 3 wise monkeys?
Mark_McIntyre is offline Follow this poster on Twitter  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:12
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
Good read indeed. I agree 100%. Very disappointed with this report which reported only statistics and gave no evidence whatsoever. I fully believe Savile was a sexual predator, but this hardly introduced anything new and didn't "give the victims a voice". I didn't listen any of them in it.
I guess there's no evidence as it would compromise court cases, compensation cases etc.
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:15
MC_Satan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,396
Well said, and yes, that's a critical point... were they paid to mimic the 3 wise monkeys?
I don't think it is that simple. My mum worked as night superintendant in Scarboro hospital, she was told JS had taken children out for a runin his car at the weekends.
No one suspected anything, the concensus from day shift was "imagine someone that famous giving up their time". Mum always.worried about what would have happened if the kids became ill while out with him. She never met him as this was generaly a Sunday afternoon thing.
MC_Satan is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:17
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
Pathetic journalism. Crass choice of photo.
https://twitter.com/suttonnick/statu...878336/photo/1
and tasteless.
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:18
Linda_Danvers
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 185
I guess there's no evidence as it would compromise court cases, compensation cases etc.
Yes. That was my guess. I only wished they made it clear there were evidences in some of those reports, no need to give details. The report is very short and weak and only fueled the some misogynistic people out there. I suspect that if the majority of Savile's victims were male they would be way more believed.
Linda_Danvers is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:19
MC_Satan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,396
Pathetic journalism. Crass choice of photo.
https://twitter.com/suttonnick/statu...878336/photo/1
and tasteless.
That is pretty awful! Utterly tasteless.
MC_Satan is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:21
Linda_Danvers
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 185
Pathetic journalism. Crass choice of photo.
https://twitter.com/suttonnick/statu...878336/photo/1
and tasteless.

Ewwww. Is this for real? Are they doing it in purpose, showing those picture where he is half-naked and/or looking creepy as hell? I'm sure most people hate it.
Linda_Danvers is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:38
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
I'm going through the papers.

Telegraph leads with the CPS report rather than the Met/NSPCC one:

Police told Savile victim she would be 'mincemeat'
Police dissuaded one of Jimmy Savile's victims from giving evidence against him by telling her he was a “big celebrity” who would make “mincemeat” out of her in court, according to an official report.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...mincemeat.html

Guardian also leading on the police errors
http://www.guardian.co.uk/

The Independent's coverage seems most balanced and comprehensive to me, although even they have a gurning Savile photo
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-8448106.html

The Times leads on what it will cost public bodies in compensation:
Public to pay as Savile’s victims seek millions
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:40
skp20040
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central London
Posts: 33,330
Pathetic journalism. Crass choice of photo.
https://twitter.com/suttonnick/statu...878336/photo/1
and tasteless.
I would assume a very deliberate choice of photo to make us all feel a sicky revolted feeling when seeing it.
skp20040 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:45
Eurostar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Dublin
Posts: 41,356
I don't think it is that simple. My mum worked as night superintendant in Scarboro hospital, she was told JS had taken children out for a runin his car at the weekends.
No one suspected anything, the concensus from day shift was "imagine someone that famous giving up their time". Mum always.worried about what would have happened if the kids became ill while out with him. She never met him as this was generaly a Sunday afternoon thing.
It seems extraordinary in hindsight, even without the sexual abuse element. A member of the public being allowed drive sick children off the premises, when they were supposed to be in the care of the hospital at all times and under constant medical supervision.
Eurostar is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:47
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
The Daily Mail (being the Daily Mail!) of course leads with Kate's baby bump, and the Savile reports relegated to second place
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

The Express goes with BBC denying they vetoed setting up a hotline for Savile victims
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...ll-for-hotline

Daily Mirror leads with Savile's claim that his police mates would look after him
Cops Will Fix It: Jimmy Savile boasted his pals in police would protect him from child abuse claims

Savile created an inner circle of police who met weekly at his Leeds penthouse at what was dubbed the Friday Morning Club
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...police-1530688

The Sun
He groomed the nation
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...he-nation.html

Daily Star goes with the weak "groomed the nation" line too
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view...omed-a-nation/
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
Old 12-01-2013, 00:55
skp20040
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central London
Posts: 33,330
The Daily Mail (being the Daily Mail!) of course leads with Kate's baby bump, and the Savile reports relegated to second place
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

The Express goes with BBC denying they vetoed setting up a hotline for Savile victims
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...ll-for-hotline
The Mail paper version has the Daily Mail Lottery taking the top half of the front page with Saville taking most of the rest and a bit with the Duchess of York in the bottom right corner.

The Daily Express paper version has devoted most of the front page to the weather telling us it will be the worst freeeze for 20 years with Saville being a small pic on the bottom right hand side, I assume more inside.
skp20040 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter  
Old 12-01-2013, 01:07
Sad_BB_Addict
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Essex
Posts: 86,770
Fri night Radio 4's The World Tonight
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ht_11_01_2013/
Has an interview with a male victim, Kevin Cook, who says he only came forward when he discovered there was another male victim.
Ex-DPP says 3 of the 4 cases could have been prosecuted, the 3 corroborating each other, but the police didn't tell the complainants that there were other complainants; that corroboration hasn't been a legal requirement for years, and victims were not told that they could have anonymity if they went to court.

Says witnesses should have the option of giving evidence via video link instead of just behind a screen; thinks this is the sort of thing Keir Starmer has in mind.

Item starts 8mins in.
Sad_BB_Addict is offline  
 
Closed Thread



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:20.