[VIDEO] How a Tribunal judge and the Information Commissioner facilitated potential disabled abuse at Reading Council and the Brook Charity

Here’s all the links referred to at the above YouTube Video:

15 links to Reading Council, Maura Noone lands the Head of Social Services role:

An emergency safeguarding message has been left with our representative on Wirral Council, Seacombe Councillor Adrian Jones – 4th June 2018

The causal link between a Wirral Council failure and a safeguarding emergency – 5th June 2018

Safeguarding Emergency. An updating email to Councillor Jo Lovelock, Leader of Reading Council – 13th June 2018

Reading Council latest. We hate saying “We told you so…” but… – 14th June 2018

It looks like holding Wirral and Reading Councils to account is not going to be easy

Reading Council latest. The emergency safeguarding situation. Here’s some “Private Eye” cuttings.

Thousands endangered in Reading. Here’s the FOI request spelling it all out. Yet still… Wirral Council FAILED

It’s “Wirral In It Together” ……as the Wirral Tory Leader closes ranks to march in step with his Labour chums

Reading Council Safeguarding emergency. Confirmation of Noone and Fowler’s compromise agreements

10 Our local councillor Adrian Jones washes his hands of Wirral Council abuse, then passes the buck to Reading Council

11 A crime suspect is chased through Wallasey by the police. What happened next…? And do we have our priorities right……..??

12 High Noone at Reading Council. Danger averted…

13 We tried exposing a safeguarding emergency in Reading, but came up against an obstacle… er, a journalist!

14 A response is now in for the Reading Council / Maura Noone FOI request

15 https://wirralinittogether.blog/2018/09/09/a-reading-green-party-councillor-fails-to-notify-the-public-that-reading-labour-council-had-appointed-an-abuser-as-head-of-adult-social-care/

Wirral Leaks original June 1st 2018 post, revealing that Maura Noone had become Head of Adult Social Care at Reading Council


Link to the Tribunal ruling – re: the threat that Noone and Fowler carried to disabled people in the future – from 2nd May 2013


Inside this online document, Wirral Council admits to the abuse of its learning disabled tenants over several years – totalling £736.756.97. Somebody, somewhere inside Wirral Council obviously did this:


Link to the original FOI request, asking for personal information and payoff amounts of the two Wirral Council Department of Adult Social Services senior abusers


Excerpts from Private Eye, re: Wirral Council Adult Social Services

  1. Includes confirmation of the departure of Maura Noone and Mike Fowler, days before the release of an independent report which implicated them in years of abuse of learning disabled council tenants in supported living accommodation. The eventual combined pay-off figure for both was upped to £220,000.

Wirral Council - Blind Inustice - DASS - Noone and Fowler

2. Wirral Council ignores whistleblower Martin Morton, who was pleading in good faith that vulnerable people were being massively overcharged for services. The council goes into cover-up mode. An independent investigation finding is eventually reached that an extra £441,000 in stolen money needs to be returned to the victims. Eventually the total is confirmed to be £736,756.97.

Wirral Council - Council ignored whistleblowers pleas

3. Golden Bung Awards all around for Wirral Council. They kept it up for many years, way after the last abuser had either left or been gagged and paid off in secret.

wirral council - golden bung award

Not forgetting former Wirral Council disabled abuser Mike Fowler, who worked closely with Maura Noone at Wirral Council. He picked up a senior Director job at the Brook Charity. Here’s four links to previous blog posts on Wirral in it Together:

  1. Corporate abuse of disabled people needn’t sound the death knell for your career
  2. Brook appear to be lying low re: Mike Fowler / foul abuse
  3. Mike Fowler and learning disabled abuse. Brook Charity are on the lookout for a new CEO
  4. New Wirral Council website helps corporate abuser

And finally…

Hugh Fort’s troubling perception of ‘advanced content’…

hugh fort - advanced content

Update on 23rd January 2021

From 9 years ago today…in the Wirral News.

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3 Responses to [VIDEO] How a Tribunal judge and the Information Commissioner facilitated potential disabled abuse at Reading Council and the Brook Charity

  1. Pingback: When we contacted Reading based journalist Hugh Fort to tell him a proven disabled abuser was now the Council’s Head of Adult Social Care, he said, “Sorry, I only do advanced content…” | Wirral In It Together

  2. Pingback: When Wirral Council stole £736,756.97 from the bank accounts of 16, but a far greater, unspecified number of its own learning disabled Council tenants. An external investigation followed this, the Martin Morton whistleblow. The Council covered it up and

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