Peter Watt and his role in the NSPCC cover up of Operation Yewtree

Chris Spivey.

On January 19, 2013 I released my article The Crook Report, which was based around a Daily Mail article reporting on the release of the Operation Yewtree Report.

The report, if you can call it that, was compiled jointly by the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC. The following is what Peter Watt, the NSPCC’s Director of Child Protection Advice and Awareness told the Daily Mail:

‘The sheer scale of Savile’s abuse over six decades simply beggars belief.

‘He is without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across and every number represents a victim that will never get justice now he is dead.

‘But with this report we can at least show his victims that they have been taken seriously and their suffering has been recognised.’

I was so incensed by that statement, given the reports contents, that I prematurely broke the story of  the Terrorist, Hein Grosskopf being employed by the NSPCC as senior Management in charge of a team of Grief Councillors.

The more I have been told about this outrage, the more obvious it has become that Grosskopf – who murdered at least 7 innocent people – was employed by the charity to make sure that no details of sexual abuse carried out by high profile paedophiles would ever be allowed to leak out. I will remind you of what the NSPCC Whistle-blower ‘Sue’ told me:

Just so as you know, for if and when you need to use it. Hein stopped (name removed by Spivey) and i working with three children who were disclosing organised sexual abuse. He had clearly been told to stop us because we had been working with them for over six months and he hadn’t had a problem with it until we started getting very close to uncovering offenders in high places.

He didn’t just ask us to start to wind it down, we literally went in to work one day, and he told us we hadn’t to contact any of  the children or the families or their social workers again. We were stunned, at the time it just didn’t make any sense at all. We tried to argue it, when we got nowhere, we said at least let us speak to the children to tell them we cant work with them any more but we were forbidden, he said he and a social worker were going to tell the families.

I went to him to try to explain that these children had trusted us and that it was so detrimental to them to be treated in this way. He got angry, which was actually uncharacteristic of him, he said for christ sake, just drop it you are like a dog with a bone! Actually, He even wrote that i was like a dog with a bone in my appraisal .

As I say, I prematurely broke the story because of the Outrage I felt at Peter Watt’s statement. Knowing what I do about Savile, which Watt must also know, his statement was phoney, condescending, smarmy, outrageous and an insult to child abuse victims everywhere

However, most of all, the contents of his statement made it crystal fucking clear to me that the NSPCC are actively participating in the massive cover up operation that is Operation Yewtree. Moreover, the same had also become obvious to the whistle -blower ‘Sue’.

The following is what she had to say on Watt along with some information on the pathetic excuse of a man. I have nothing more to add at this moment in time, except to say that this outrage must not be allowed to go away:

Who are these experts entrusted to investigate, report and achieve justice for victims caught up in these outrageous child sex abuse scandals?

Peter Watt, NSPCC Director of Child Protection Advice and Awareness, co-author of the report with the Detective Superintendent David Gray, Operation Yewtree’s Senior Investigating Officer.

Even the name of the ‘report’ into the allegations against Savile disturbs me. “Giving Victims a Voice.” Victims have a voice, and over decades, many used theirs to report sexual abuse by Savile and his paedophile friends but they were subsequently silenced or ignored.

What kind of people believe they can give victims, a voice? Perhaps the kind of people that know they can just as easily make that voice go away if it suits them to do so. One of the key things that needed to come out of the report, but doesn’t, was clear and honest information about previous reporting of concerns and what were the reasons why absolutely nothing had been done during Savile’s life time to protect children in their hundreds from being sexually abused.

Immediately there appears to be a conflict of interest with Peter Watt co-authoring this report because of his current position as Director of Child Protection, within the NSPCC. The NSPCC clearly being one of the organisations that may indeed have some very serious questions to answer about some very serious child protection failings. Not withstanding the fact that Peter Watt’s role includes heading up the Help Line.

Looking at Peter Watt’s career history on Wikileaks it becomes even more incredulous that this man was picked for this task and equally as incredulous as to how he got appointed to this snr position within the NSPCC at all. Although according to the Telegraph he does have experience of heading machines, and they described him as ‘head of the Labour party machine.”

Peter Watt had a very brief stint as a nurse prior to beginning work for the Labour party in 1996. Was appointed General Secretary of the Labour Party in 2005. Forced to resign in 2007 because of the Donorgate affair after failing to comply with reporting requirements. He faced the possibility of criminal charges however in 2012 the CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to charge. He then went on to become Chief Executive of a Campaign Company and then spent a few months as Chief Executive of a charity for old people. In 2011 the same year he wrote a piece for the Labour Party entitled Building a party for the future he was appointed Director of Child Protection for the NSPCC.

Er, how does one get to become Director of Child Protection for the NSPCC with precisely no previous experience of child protection at all and a blighted career history like his?

Sod the child protection experience, or the training and skills required to carry out complex, highly sensitive investigations into child sex abuse. He works for the NSPCC no one will question his credentials! And even if they do we’ll just ignore them. After all with his relevant experience heading powerful machines he’s just perfect for wheeling out to investigate previous investigations/cover ups into child sex abuse. “Give that man the top job and put him in charge of the helpline as well.” “You ok with that Mandelson?”

Peter Watt

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Not to be confused with Peter Watts (disambiguation).

Peter Martin Watt

(born 20 July 1969)[1] was the General Secretary of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom from January 2006 until he resigned in November 2007 as a result of theDonorgate affair. Watt is now a member of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Executive Board.

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1 Early and family life

2 Labour Party

3 Later career

4 References

 

Early and family life

From 1989 to 1992 Watt trained as a nurse at a predecessor institution to Bournemouth University, then worked for Poole Hospital NHS Trust.[1][2]

He is married and the father of five children as well as a foster carer.

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From 1996 he worked for the Labour Party, first as a local organiser for Battersea and Wandsworth, then in Labour Party head office on election delivery and recruitment and then as Regional Director of the Eastern region. In 2004 he gained a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University.[1]

He returned to the Labour Party head office as Director of Finance and Compliance in 2005, a role that bridges legal and financial party issues and also usually includes a tacit role of enforcing party discipline and sorting out internal disputes. Viewed as loyal to the party leadership, he has on occasion come into conflict with the

trade union movement over party policy and organisation, especially apparent at the Labour Party Conference in 2005.

Watt was appointed as General Secretary by the Party’s National Executive Committee on 7 November 2005. He was not the candidate favoured by Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair,[4] but won the NEC vote by some margin.[5][6]

BBC News reported that he resigned as General Secretary on 26 November 2007 and he was quoted as saying that he knew about an arrangement by which one individual,

David Abrahams, had made a number of donations to the Labour Party through third parties without the fact that he was ultimate donor being reported. He said that he had not appreciated that he had failed to comply with the reporting requirements.[7][8] Watt revealed he had known about the arrangement for about a year.[9] In May 2009 the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was insufficient evidence for any prosecution relating to these events.[10][11][12]

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edit] Later career

From March 2008 to December 2010 Watt was Chief Executive of The Campaign Company, a Croydon based communications consultancy.

In January 2010, Watt published the book Inside Out describing his experiences as a senior Party official and his time as General Secretary of the Party, which were serialised in the Mail on Sunday.[4][13][14]

In November 2010 it was announced that he would become the Chief Executive of the older people’s charity

Counsel and Care[15] from 1 February 2011.

On 26 September 2011, Peter joined the NSPCC as Director of Child Protection, Advice and Awareness, on the NSPCC Executive Board.[16] In this role, he is responsible for leading the NSPCC’s work to raise awareness of and increase support for child protection among the general public and key adult audiences. His role includes being Head of the NSPCC’s Helpline.[17]

In September 2011, Peter Contributed to

What next for Labour? Ideas for a new generation, his piece was entitled ‘Building a party for the future’.[18]

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a b c “WATT, Peter Martin”Who’s Who 2010 online edn. Oxford University Press. November 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-17.

^ James Kirkup (29 November 2007). “Peter Watt, head of the party machine”. London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-12-06.

^ “Money problems cost Watt his job”BBC. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-27.^

a b Roy Hattersley (13 February 2010). “Inside Out by Peter Watt, with Isabel Oakeshott”. London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-14.

^ “7 November NEC report – Blair’s Gen Sec choice defeated”. Socialist Campaign Group News. 8 November 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2007-12-06.

^ Kevin Maguire (6 December 2007). “The whispers”New Statesman. Retrieved 2007-12-07.

^ “Labour boss quits over donations”BBC. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26.

^ Peter Watt (27 November 2007). Statement from Peter Watt. Labour Party. Archived from the original on 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2007-12-06

^ Patrick Wintour (December 1, 2007). “The ‘usual terms’ that left Labour in a ‘mind-blowing’ mess”The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007-12-06.

^ CPS decides no charges over Labour Party donationsCrown Prosecution Service. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-10

^ Alex Barker and Jim Pickard (7 May 2009). “Prosecutors drop Labour donations probe”Financial Times. Retrieved 2009-05-10.

^ Isabel Oakeshott (10 May 2009). “‘Brutal’ Brown sacrificed party chief”. London: Sunday Times. Retrieved 2009-05-10.

^ Peter Watt (16 January 2010). “‘I’ll bring you down with sleaze’”. London: Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 2010-02-08.

^ “Interview: Ex-Labour General Secretary Peter Watt on Gordon Brown”Daily Politics (BBC). 18 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-08.

^ “Press Release”Counsel and Care. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-21.

^ NSPCC Annual Report 2011/12 (Report). NSPCC. 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.

^ “Update: Jimmy Savile child abuse inquiry”. NSPCC. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.

^ www.whatnextforlabour.com/contributors/

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Preceded by

Matt Carter

General Secretary of the Labour Party
2006–2007

Succeeded by

Ray Collins