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Abuse of Trust

Frank Beck and the Leicestershire Childrens’ Homes Scandal

Hardback: 320 pages
Publisher: Canbury Press
Date: 12 August 2016
ISBN: 9780993040788

Details the case of Frank Beck, who sexually and physically abused over 200 children whilst working as a residential care home manager for Leicestershire County Council. The book also examines the network of abusers with whom Beck worked and charts the subsequent careers of the victims.  This republished edition has an additional chapter by Paul Gosling examining the related allegations against former MP Greville Janner.


  1. Kate Tunnah
    October 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm · Reply

    I am a final year social work student currently undertaking a critical literature review on the association between looked after children and sexual exploitation. This text has highly recommended to me. I cannot find a copy anywhere not even in my university library. Where can I obtain a copy?
    Kate Tunnah

  2. Michael Bradshaw
    May 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm · Reply

    hi you interviewed me a few years back couldi have acopy of book and will you be doing another book involving greville janner can help was interveiwed by bbc last year . hope to hear

    • Paul Gosling
      June 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm · Reply

      Yes, an update is coming as an e-book. We have no spare copies left of the previous edition. Sorry

  3. john gater
    September 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm · Reply

    I am,survivor of the monster manner I have been interviewed by the bbc inside out programme appeared across the bbc and itv and in the press. I to have tried to get a,copy of the book its being lost by Leicester library as are copies of the Kirkwood report go to the Leicester mercury website and google my name but Leicester got another live one vaz

    • Paul Gosling
      November 15, 2016 at 10:16 am · Reply

      Hi John. Sorry, I think I failed to reply to your message. The book has now been reprinted and is available direct from the publishers, Canbury, or via Amazon. Thanks for your interest. Paul

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