876. Brookside School for Maladjusted Children in Shropshire
The Brookside School for Maladjusted Children in Shropshire was a school used by the authorities as an exile for children who had case files taking up time for case workers in the social services system.
At the school close to 100 children were subjected to rape and abuse. Most survivors mention former head master Jack Mount. Among the victims were children aged down to 10.
Why the authorities never managed to bring the head master to justice for his actions is a rather complicated legal question which is impossible to answer.
But the emotional scars, he inflicted on the children does not require any legal advice for us to understand. That burden is hard to bear through life.
Hopefully such places will be subjected to close supervision in the future so these awful things would not repeat itself. It could not have been fun to be there as a child.