Ealing Gazette contacted me with questions about St. Augustine's since they know of my interest. I provided a quote for publication, but they didn't use it all. Here is the full quote, unedited.
Based on what is in the ISI report, St Augustine's has been breaking the
law on child protection for years. They employed teachers before their
CRB checks had been done. Anybody could have been working there.
didn't report staff to the Independent Safeguarding Authority who left
because they were unsuitable to supervise children, so abusive teachers
might have gone on to other teaching jobs.
The child protection policy
didn't even ensure that all allegations of abuse are reported to the
authorities so that they could be properly investigated.
really serious and basic child protection failures. Similar failures at
St. Benedict's have resulted in child sexual abuse there lasting for a
long time, even after a former teacher had been sent to jail for abuse.
We have no way of knowing if children at St. Augustine's have been
abused and it has gone unreported. It's outrageous that the school tried
to stop publication of the report and keep parents in the dark about
all this. Their priority is obviously protecting the school's reputation
rather than keeping children safe.