9th July 2015 Following our discovery a few days ago that Mike Fowler, who left Wirral Council under a cloud amid official findings that the council had corporately abused learning disabled people, we’ve been reaching out and attempting to contact his current employer, Brook. Once they do respond, we have a number of questions which we feel this well-known UK charity needs to address in the public interest:
- Who made the decision to employ Fowler and when?
- Were the persons who took him on fully aware of his deeply dubious background?
- Did this appointment meet with Brook Charity’s statement of good governance?
- Will Brook be making a statement explaining their current position / intentions?
5th July 2015
We’ve also tweeted a number of Brook’s trustees – who include in their number Phillip Noyes, described as a ‘safeguarding expert’ – with no response so far. In light of Mr Noyes’ stated expertise, I will endeavour to contact him and discover his opinion on whether continuing to employ Mike Fowler reflects a prudent and carefully-considered approach to safeguarding. Tweet sent today, which the person in receipt has an obligation to pass on to trustee Phillip Noyes:
Latest concerns for Brook’s current and former CEO:
11th July 2015 – update