Saturday, 15 December 2012

voiceforchildren: BBC, Guns, Constables and Lenny Harper.

voiceforchildren: BBC, Guns, Constables and Lenny Harper.: Just recently BBC Jersey and the rest of Jersey's State Media have been on a campaign, it would appear, to ensure the police force get the...

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sunday, 9 December 2012

voiceforchildren: He Blew It.

voiceforchildren: He Blew It.: After all the negative National and International Press Jersey has received over the last few years from being labelled as "kiddie fiddler...

Friday, 23 November 2012

voiceforchildren: Open letter To Home Affairs Minister.

voiceforchildren: Open letter To Home Affairs Minister.:   This e-mail from former Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's Child Abuse Investigation, Lenny Harper to the Home Affairs Minister...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Responds to State Media.

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Responds to State Media.: As a result of yesterday's (Tuesday10 Jan 2012) editorial in Jersey's only "news"paper, re-produced HERE where the paper described former S...

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

RICO SORDA: DEPT/SUPT MICK GRADWELL - REVISITED


RICO SORDA: DEPT/SUPT MICK GRADWELL - REVISITED: DEPT/SUPT MICK GRADWELL Deputy/superintendent Mick Gradwell -  Revisited. A policeman referred to by the ...

Read the shocking role played by Mick Gradwell on the above link.

A major part of the Child Abuse Cover up

WHY DID YOU DO IT MICK????/

RS

Monday, 8 October 2012

RICO SORDA: THE VOTING PATTERN - COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

RICO SORDA: THE VOTING PATTERN - COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: Senator Routier Sir Philip Bailhache (THE  JERSEY DON) DEPUTY JAMES REED  DEPUTY ANNE PRYKE  SENATOR IAN LE MARQUAND ...

THE VOTES DONT LIE..


Friday, 5 October 2012

voiceforchildren: Open letter To Home Affairs Minister.

voiceforchildren: Open letter To Home Affairs Minister.:   This e-mail from former Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's Child Abuse Investigation, Lenny Harper to the Home Affairs Minister...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Interview Part 1 (of ?).

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Interview Part 1 (of ?).: Former Jersey Deputy Police Chief Officer Lenny Harper has given VFC a comprehensive, in-depth and exclusive interview covering many s...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

voiceforchildren: Another "kick in the teeth" for Abuse Survivors.

voiceforchildren: Another "kick in the teeth" for Abuse Survivors.: In continuation of our previous  Blog we follow up with a letter of complaint to the Royal Television Society from the Jersey Care Leavers ...

Sunday, 2 September 2012

voiceforchildren: Interview with Graham Power QPM.

voiceforchildren: Interview with Graham Power QPM.: Now that all these awards are flying around, Team Voice is attempting to get a piece of the action. We have “interviewed” former Chief Polic...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

voiceforchildren: He Could Be In The Toilet.

voiceforchildren: He Could Be In The Toilet.: Further to our PREVIOUS POSTING  where we published an open letter from Former Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's Child Abuse Enquiry,...

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

voiceforchildren: Operation Rectangle.........Case closed?

voiceforchildren: Operation Rectangle.........Case closed?: After David Warcup, the out-going Acting Chief of Police, issued a Press Release announcing the closure of “Operation Rectangle” (Haute de...

Monday, 27 August 2012

voiceforchildren: BBC Jersey Impartial, Balanced, Honest?

voiceforchildren: BBC Jersey Impartial, Balanced, Honest?: Just what is BBC Jersey's role in island news gathering and imparting that news to its listeners and viewers, fairly, objectively, honestly ...

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

voiceforchildren: Serious Complaint (2)

voiceforchildren: Serious Complaint (2): As stated in our PREVIOUS POSTING and interview with DEPUTY BOB HILL we reproduce Senator Phillip Ozouf's interpretation of the finding...

RICO SORDA: Graham Powers Judicial Review - Part 2




RICO SORDA: Graham Powers Judicial Review - Part 2: Former Chief  of Police Graham Powers Judicial Review PART 2 We have the reply from the Attorney General which raises more questions...

A look back at an old posting by Rico Sorda on Graham Powers Judicial Review.

The Power lies in the Jersey Law Office

Rico will be back posting soon.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

voiceforchildren: Can’t see the wall for the trees.

voiceforchildren: Can’t see the wall for the trees.: This is a second Press Release from the Law Firm Hanson and Renouf that has been published by VFC, the first one being HERE . Firstly one ...

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

voiceforchildren: The Lions Sleep tonight?

voiceforchildren: The Lions Sleep tonight?: Yesterday, Thursday 6th of January 2011, saw the final conviction(s) of the cases from “Operation Rectangle”. Anthony Jordan was sentenced t...

Monday, 6 August 2012

RICO SORDA: VERITA 3 -TERMS OF REFERENCE IN FULL





RICO SORDA: VERITA 3 -TERMS OF REFERENCE IN FULL: DECADES OF CHILD ABUSE IN JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS  VERITA 3 THIS IS THE FULL VERITA REPORT HANDED OVER TO THE C...

This has been up online since June 5th 2012. They thought this report might expose to much wrong doing. The Verita Report is just a starting point, Read at the link above

rs

Saturday, 4 August 2012

voiceforchildren: "Deep" questions remain.

voiceforchildren: "Deep" questions remain.: On the 12th November 2008 Mick Gradwell and acting Chief Police Officer David Warcup issued a press release, which was re-produced on VFP ...

Friday, 3 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

voiceforchildren: Stuart Syvret and The Fourth Estate.

voiceforchildren: Stuart Syvret and The Fourth Estate.: In this next instalment of our exclusive and in-depth interview with Former Senator Stuart Syvret we discuss Jersey's media, or "State Media...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper tells us"Bring It On"

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper tells us"Bring It On": In part four of this exclusive, in-depth and revealing, interview with former Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's Historical Child Abus...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

voiceforchildren: Summary of Evidence

voiceforchildren: Summary of Evidence: "Jon/Jane Doe Raped Here WHO WILL SAVE US?" The piece of "graffiti" above, taken from the  wall of the south west wing toilets at Haut...

Saturday, 14 July 2012

voiceforchildren: The Three Goons.

voiceforchildren: The Three Goons.: Former Jersey Deputy Chief Police Officer and Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey’s “Historical” Child Abuse Lenny Harper answers the qu...

Sunday, 8 July 2012

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Responds to State Media.

voiceforchildren: Lenny Harper Responds to State Media.: As a result of yesterday's (Tuesday10 Jan 2012) editorial in Jersey's only "news"paper, re-produced HERE where the paper described former S...

Thursday, 5 July 2012

voiceforchildren: He Could Be In The Toilet.

voiceforchildren: He Could Be In The Toilet.: Further to our PREVIOUS POSTING  where we published an open letter from Former Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's Child Abuse Enquiry,...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

voiceforchildren: Andrew Lewis or CPO Graham Power QPM Re-Post.

voiceforchildren: Andrew Lewis or CPO Graham Power QPM Re-Post.: We offer this re-posting in conjunction with the posting of Rico Sorda where he has published the findings of "OPERATION TUMA." Operation ...

Thursday, 28 June 2012

voiceforchildren: Stuart Syvret and The Fourth Estate.

voiceforchildren: Stuart Syvret and The Fourth Estate.: In this next instalment of our exclusive and in-depth interview with Former Senator Stuart Syvret we discuss Jersey's media, or "State Media...

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

voiceforchildren: BBC Jersey Impartial, Balanced, Honest?

voiceforchildren: BBC Jersey Impartial, Balanced, Honest?: Just what is BBC Jersey's role in island news gathering and imparting that news to its listeners and viewers, fairly, objectively, honestly ...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

voiceforchildren: "Corruption" or “Government as Usual?”

voiceforchildren: "Corruption" or “Government as Usual?”: Former Chief Police Officer Graham Power QPM has released his most damming statement yet against our government. Readers who have been fo...

Saturday, 26 May 2012




“Changing Places” is the name of a UK campaign to improve public toilet facilities for those of us with severe disabilities.
A new facility has just been opened at the back of the St Helier Town Hall in Seale Street and should be in full operation by the time that this blog hits the stratosphere. Admission to the facility is strictly controlled in accordance with user criteria and requires a “swipe card”

Enquiries should be addressed to the Town Hall tel. 811811 for details.

For this video we looked at the toilet facility and interviewed some of those in attendance for what was billed as the “public opening.”

Of course as a mere blogger we received no press release and just turned up on the day having heard about on BBC Radio Jersey.
We video recorded the ceremony and proceeded to interview some of those present alongside the BBC reporter but having done this without complaint Deputy Hilton then got to work over the orange juice to agitate those interviewed.
As a result of this intervention several said they did not want to be posted on the blog so that is why the faces of those speaking do not appear here.

Deputy Hilton, that well known protector of  freedom of expression further explained that she would be reporting fully to Scrutiny about my appalling behaviour – especially because “I” have made life so difficult for “them” at Scrutiny in the past….It is nice to be appreciated.

Deputy Hilton will no doubt also be promoting the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities as a priority now in Jersey….

This all prompted me to return to the empty facility the day following in order to video again and this turned out to be doubly useful.

In fact the room is bigger than it appears when full of people and is much better designed than it seemed. It is about the size of a double bedroom. Certainly much larger than the average bathroom and has been produced in consultation with Changing Places – see www.changing-places.org/   or  changingplaces_blog.aspx
(sorry but I cannot do links),
The WC is a combined bidet/wc (standard in Japan for everybody’s use but very rare in Britain).
The wash basin is adjustable in height.
The hoist is on a double track so that all parts of the room can be accessed. Thus a user can be hoisted from wheelchair to WC or changing platform or to the wash basin and back to wheelchair. This is very important – but the user must provide his or her own sling – so must be planning in advance to use this facility.

Presumably the user must also come equipped with own towels and clean clothes - and it was a very sunny warm day for the May opening - hopefully it will be just as snug in mid-February.

Of course this facility is not cheap. The equipment is expensive.  About £88,000 they advised and of course the structure of the building already existed. So something built afresh could be well over £100,000 and we should bear in mind that the Home Disabilities Adaptations Fund operated by Social Services only has a total annual budget of £50,000 and that is not ever spent!!! Wonder why?

This facility has been funded through public/charitable involvement but the Health Department proposal for future Care in the Community proposes that more aged or disabled people will look after themselves in their own homes – not in “institutional” care at all.

Obviously very few private homes could be altered to this standard – even if the funds were available and these issues were discussed on this blog in previous postings.

See the video interviews for 5th and 6th January 2012 and listen to what Paul Harding (Architect) or Senator Le Gresley (Minister for Social Security) had to say on these particular matters.
If you are approaching retirement and expect to be alive in 20 years time you should be very worried…especially if you do not own your own living accommodation, or will not have fit relatives to care for you.

The Parish of St Helier has a similar changing places facility waiting to be opened in the new Gas Place/Town Park but as always there are fears of vandalism.

It will be interesting to see how long before other Parishes undertake similar projects and how successful this facility is in practice and how often it is used.

The Jersey Building Regulations have already been amended following a proposition from Deputy Green so that certain larger “public” buildings (which can include buildings in private ownership) shall provide facilities to this standard.
In a community that shows no great enthusiasm for employing persons with “disabilities” at all, the likely provision of “changing places” must be very low.
We will try to do a follow-up visit with a user in a few months.

So there you have it – the true cost of being a severely disabled 
person exposed for all to see. Can YOU afford it?

Submitted by Tom Gruchy.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Stop The Rot

STOP THE ROT
Is a Jersey pressure group dedicated to protest against unfair social and economic policies. It has been formed by the people for the people and promises to exert pressure and publicity until changes are made to bring equality justice and quality of life to the most vulnerable in society.
Let us remind the politicians that they are only in office for as long as the people want them there.

Never have so many been made to suffer by so few


CHANGE CAN COME IF ENOUGH PEOPLE DEMAND IT
Issues to be tackled:
Social Security Benefits
Social Housing Rents
Housing Issues
Electoral Reform
Public Transport
Unemployment
Traffic Pollution
Primary Health Care
Reform of the Criminal Justice System
Role of the Judiciary

STOP THE ROT will use democratic means to make sure the people of Jersey are heard and listened to.
TOGETHER we must speak up and speak out
TOGETHER we can make a difference
TOGETHER we can STOP THE ROT

Contact 07700 337879 or 862929

Submitted by Tom Gruchy.