The Psychologist & Author Lisa Blakemore Brown has recently submitted a complaint
to Sir David Normington (Permanent Secretary @ DfES), Ruth Kelly (Secretary of
State for Education) et al concerning the role of a DfES officer, Bruce Clark,
previously at the DoH, in the creation of guidelines which have led to false accusation
of MSBP against many mothers and a few fathers throughout the UK and beyond.
The timing of this complaint is to link with a similar complaint from others
about more recent actions by Bruce Clark in relation to another aspect of social
and family policy which has come unstuck at enormous detriment to the families
concerned and enormous cost to the taxpayer.
We felt that visitors to the Parents Protecting Children Website should have
the opportunity to see this complaint for themselves, as it seems to be absolutely
fundamental in understanding how this newly re-elected Government got it so
very wrong about MSBP.
Our newly re-elected Prime Minister has promised to listen more. Perhaps the
actions against Meadow, Southall et al in the GMC & elsewhere and the recent
release of Donna Anthony will make him question Government policy to date over
false accusation of MSBP.
Perhaps this is the time to write to the Prime Minister and/or your new or
returning MP and / or the Permanent Secretary at the DfES to suggest that review
of the DoH guidelines on MSBP, as drafted by Bruce Clark, is long overdue.
Jan Loxley. London MAY 5 2005
LISA BLAKEMORE BROWN’S COMPLAINT
RE: INFLUENCE OF BRUCE CLARK