On Friday 11th Sept. we will be holding a protest in Wakefield, with a view to opening up an inquiry into the failures of West Yorkshire’s Social Services departments.
This protest is part of a series planned as a direct result of information which came to light following the Halifax protest on 14th August.
Your coverage of the Halifax event was well received, thank you.
We estimate 50 people will be in attendance.
This protest is in two parts.
The group will assemble outside Wakefield One on Cliff Street, where a meeting has been planned with the Social Services Dept, the police and Mr Michael Summers, a campaigner and survivor of child abuse who was moved from Wakefield to Nottingham in the 1960’s.
His records have since been destroyed, as have records of many others who went through the care system in West Yorkshire, and across the Country.
This meeting is to start at 12noon and we envisage it to last approx 20mins.
The protest group will then proceed along Cliff Parade and down Wood Street to Cross Square and the Cathedral, aiming to arrive roughly at 1pm. We will remain there until approx 2pm distributing leaflets and raising awareness.