The 1990 Satan Hunters and their links to
The UK Child Sexual Abuse People’s Tribunal (UKCSAPT)
The grandiose-sounding UKCSAPT pretends to be an authoritative body set up to represent people who claim to be ‘survivors’ of sexual abuse in the U.K. but is in fact yet another vehicle for the clique of therapists, journalists, feminists, fundamentalists and lobby groups which created the Satan Scare of the 1990s.
The ‘disguise’ of UKCSAPT is meant to display the group as responding to the Westminster VIP paedo, and Celebrity Abuse allegations which began in 2011 and which deeply damaged the credibility of the current Tory government.
If you read theUKCSAPT website there is hardly any mention of Satanic Ritual Abuse but don’t let that fool you – their first ‘paper’ on the state of child-protection in the U.K. which extended to 36 pages actually contained 32 mentions of SRA! See here:
UKCSAPT’s intent is to hijack the government’s ownGoddard Inquiry into historic abuse and push the democratically elected government into letting them have control over the direction of child-protection in the U.K. so they can pursue their fanatical feminist pogroms against Men and the Nuclear Family.
The links between the ‘old crowd’ of Satan Hunters and UKCSAPT is clear and we will reveal them below, however it is their stated intention to undermine, manipulate or replace the National Independent Inquiry Into Organised Child Abuse (IICSA)
“UKCSAPT is a unique volunteer-based attempt to examine cases of institutional child sex abuse. It runs in parallel (and in some contrast) to the official enquiry led by Justice Lowell Goddard: it has none of that body’s inquisitorial powers, nor its vast budget. But it is nonetheless carefully organised on sound legal principles and has the benefit of expert advice from a reputable firm of solicitors. Its panel of judges include a former UN War Crimes prosecutor and a highly experienced clinical psychologist specialising in child protection. Their findings will, in time, be presented to the Home Secretary.” Source:
In other words UKCSAPT has no intention of working with or supporting Lowell Goddard’s IICSA even though everyone else is sincerely contributing to it.
SRA extremists who fooled the Met
The legal advisor to the steering committee of UKCSAPT is Alan Collins a director of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
ACAL was started by Lee Moore, an ex-barrister who claims to have herself been satanically abused. It was Lee Moore who organised the first Satan Seminars for police in the Met along with then DI Peter Spindler who a short time later went on to head Operation Yewtree which more or less hyper-ventilated the British Press about Jimmy Savile and other celebrities many of whom were falsely accused of abuse and later exonerated.
In May 2005 Lee Moore wrote a detailed article about her own supposed Satanic Abuse for Community Care, a magazine for social workers which played a major part in spreading the lies about the 1990 SRA myth. The article’s hysterical tone is immediately apparent:
“These are familiar dynamics to me for I was raised by individuals who practised satanic rituals, which entailed the killing, torture
and sacrifice of human and animal life. Silence was crucial to avoid criminal convictions.
I have no proof of my experiences. I have no witnesses to the atrocities I suffered, save for the perpetrators who will never disclose and children who were tortured with me. Some of those children are now dead. Others do not enquire into the reasons for their troubled and joyless lives. …
…So there was no one there to help me on the numerous occasions when, as a child, my ankles were tied with rope and I was hung
upside down from large hooks; nor when I was compelled to ingest bodily fluids and substances and forced to take part in acts of
bestiality; nor to release me when I was buried alive in coffins with snakes slithering over me.”
The idea that anyone who underwent such horrible experiences could
(a) not remember any of it for 12 years until Moore was ‘therapised’ following a breakdown and
(b) not be able to recall any single thing which would give police a lead on hunting down her claimed attackers,
is absolute nonsense yet these are apparently now the standards by which all other ‘survivors’ are judged in UKCSAPT .
In June 2015 following the uproar over the Hampstead Satanic Ritual Abuse Allegations, ( a case of alleged SRA which turned out to be provably false and which was ruled on by Justic Pauffley) . It resulted in one of those making the allegations doing a bunk to Europe to get away from the ramifications of her lies.
Private Eye magazine (issue 1395) carried an article connected with this and lambasted ACAL and it’s leaders.
” But the total lack of physical evidence does not deter the compensation chasers. At a child abuse training day in London last week run by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, delegates were told that satanic abuse was a reality. Barrister Lee Moore – a self-proclaimed satanic abuse survivor – and solicitor Peter Garsden, who are respectively the past and current president of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, “kept going on about satanic ritual abuse”, according to a barrister who was present.
“Lee Moore got quite agitated when one social work expert who was presenting a paper, Dr Bernard Gallagher from Huddersfield University, politely pointed out that these days no one believes in satanic abuse,” the barrister told the Eye.
She went on: “Peter Garsden told the assembled band of lawyers that SRA was prevalent and would be accepted as such, ‘given time’.
Garsden is the senior partner of the Cheshire-based Quality Solicitors Abney Garsden. In a controversial blog in October 2014, he declared his belief in the existence of satanic abuse. “My own belief is that there are several hidden societies in England and Wales which practise ritualistic abuse to the present day, which includes the sacrifice of children… It will be interesting to look back at this blog in years to come, when maybe there have been a glut of satanic abuse prosecutions in this country, and we have uncovered secret societies operating right under our noses… the broadmindedness of the police appears to be limitless, which is gratifying… watch this space.”
I wouldn’t hold your breath Garsden. So far the people who started the SRA myth have been hunting Satanic Ritual Abusers full-tilt for nearly 30 years and have failed to find even ONE case of SRA to prove their allegations.
Collins and the Jersey SRA non-event.
ACAL is now lead by Alan Collins. UKCSAPT bills him as having been involved in the Jersey Haut-de-la-Garrene SRA case, as if this increases his expertise! The Jersey case was complete fiction from start to finish. Does Collins believe otherwise? Newcomers can read the true background to Haut-de-la-Garrene here:
What does Tim Tate, doyenne of failed SRA allegations, say about UKCSAPT:
“For two days the UK Child Sexual Abuse People’s Tribunal heard testimony from those who had endured rape and molestation in childhood. UKCSAPT is a unique volunteer-based attempt to examine cases of institutional child sex abuse. It runs in parallel (and in some contrast) to the official enquiry led by Justice Lowell Goddard: it has none of that body’s inquisitorial powers, nor its vast budget. But it is nonetheless carefully organised on sound legal principles and has the benefit of expert advice from a reputable firm of solicitors. [Ed he’s talking about Collins]
Its panel of judges include a former UN War Crimes prosecutor and a highly experienced clinical psychologist specialising in child protection. Their findings will, in time, be presented to the Home Secretary.I was privileged to be asked to film the Tribunal’s proceedings, to make a record for future understanding, of the testimony given by its witnesses….
…. I was asked to film the Tribunal because I have a long history (as a journalist) of investigating organised child sexual abuse. ….
Posted on October 5, 2015 here:
Tate has made a career out of SRA but there is no mention here of his work with the Cook Report on pushing the idea.
Tate’s self-righeous stance also omits details of his continued support for the social workers who took children away from innocent parents in Britain’s first Mass Child Lifts scandal in Cleveland in 1987.
Many believers in Cleveland still maintain the children HAD been abused, even though they are now all adults and say they werent! Tate is still pushing the idea that Cleveland was ‘covered-up’ here:
This is an important point when you realise that, in his own words the ‘ highly experienced clinical psychologist specialising in child protection.’ who is advising UKCSAPT is Heather Bacon, a child-protection activist who was peripherally involved in the Cleveland Scandal and mentioned in the official enquiry report afterwards.
The Cleveland public enquiry was overseen by Justice Butler-sloss. It concluded that mass lifts had been forced by the caucus of revolutionary activist social workers and therapists involved in it. The children had not been abused in any way.
Those activists included Sue Richardson, another colleague of Tate’s who in 1988 started a lobby group called CAUSE to support and vindicate those the Inquiry found responsible for the Cleveland scandal.
Richardson is now listed as a ‘trainer’ for ACAL. Wheels within wheels?
Many of those linked by Cleveland evolved into another group, RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support) which during the past two decades has done very much what UKCSAPT is doing today. Collating a stable of ‘SRA victim imposters’, nurturing their fantasies into cohesive narratives for conferences and then presenting their subjective experiences as ‘evidence’ to mainstream child-protection.
Basically UKCSAPT is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. An extension of RAINS which is more palatable to the masses.
Lunatic Fringe still in the background
In their latest (March 1st 2016) paper on SRA UKCSAPT lists many references, amongst whom is Ellen Lacter. The SAFF exposed Lacter as an SRA extremist in 2009 when she attended one of the last Satan Seminars held in the U.K. She believes in demon infestation of the body and exorcism. She is a close acquaintence of recovered memory practitioners who have been sued in the States for twisting patient’s minds. You can read her bonkers approach to SRAhere:
UKCSAPT certainly haven’t lost touch with the lunatic fringe if they are recommending Lacter’s research as worthy of study!
How Satan Hunters tried to control a government Inquiry
You will see below that when Butler-sloss was being considered by the home secretary to head up the first Historic Child Abuse Inquiry, her old enemies in the CAUSE/RAINS arena began a campaign to unseat her which, due to the despicable nature of the British Press and the kow-towing of government, actually succeeded. Then Woolf was also rejected by ‘survivor groups’. Teresa May brought in New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard, completely detached from any UK VIPs. The SRA hunters were stymied but straight-away began a campaign to side-step the Goddard Inquiry and get control again. UKCSAPT is part of that move.
This is what Sue Richardson and Heather Bacon wrote in October 29th 2014.
‘The inquiry is seen by those most likely to benefit from it, victims of abuse and professionals trying to help them, as a cover-up of cover-ups….
The main group of stakeholders are surely those survivors who have been abused then betrayed again via inaction and the concealment of evidence… They have been patronised as a victim community by Woolf…
Is it part of a continuing need for containment and denial that acknowledged experts in the field who have thought and learned most about the problems are not being consulted….
In short everyone most accept what the Satan Hunters say and ONLY what they say. Carte Blanche.
The Satan Hunters will not cease their false allegations and will not cease their bleatings about victims until they and only they are given control of the entire arena so that no common-sense or forensic evidence is allowed to contradict their psychotic view of the world.
This is the usual witch-hunt employed by such people. Regardless of how many innocent people are harmed, they consistently cry about the supposed harm suffered by victims, though rarely explain how that works.
Is sexual abuse worse than murder?
Is it more harmful than the evil and danger that concentration camp victims were exposed to?
Is it more or less worse than having to put down your pet?
Why exactly is sexual abuse so harmful that ordinary folk can’t ever get over it, when most Holocaust Survivors continued to live a full and rewarding life following their trauma.
Why is it that ‘SRA survivors’ are always crowing about needing to TELL their stories, when Holocaust Survivors prefer not to?
And so on.
The people who have made a career out of promoting the myth of Satanic Ritual Abuse and it’s corollary scares, Celebrity Abuse and Westminster VIP abuse, have done well out of the hysteria. So have the self-declared ‘victims’ who can earn many thousands of pounds in compensation without actually having to produce any actual forensic evidence to prove their case.
The people who carry the can for their irresponsible campaigning are the innocents who’ve had their lives ruined by false allegations.
UKCSAPT has nothing to do with ‘the people’ and it is preposterous to pretend otherwise. It is not a proper ‘Tribunal’, it is simply another propaganda device in the Satan Hunters’ witch-hunt. If Lowell Goddard listens to their oft discredited nonsense then this country will pay dear for it in the long run.