Stewart Payne – Senior Reporter on the 1992 Evening Standard Exposé

Stewart Payne was the senior reporter working for the Evening Standard from 1992, who with Eileen Fairweather exposed the Islington child abuse scandal. His many articles are listed below.

In May 1993, Stewart Payne and Eileen Fairweather won a Press Award for this high quality investigation. The Standard’s dossiers of evidence generated 13 independent inquiries and won two British Press awards. The final Ian White Report, in 1995, responded to the newspaper’s 112-page dossier of evidence.

‘The scandal at the heart of child care’

Evening Standard, 6th October 1992

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‘Lured into the Hot House of corruption’

Evening Standard, 7th October 1992

‘Minister acts over our child abuse revelations’

Evening Standard, 7th October 1992

‘All-party backing for inquiry on child abuse’

Evening Standard, 8th October 1992

‘The gay care worker who tried to foster a boy he was banned from seeing’

Evening Standard, 7th October 1992

‘The prime suspect’

Evening Standard, 7th October 1992

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‘How Louise, aged 15, was sent back to a life of shame’

Evening Standard, 16th October 1992

‘Children In Care: The Truth’

Evening Standard, 18th February 1993

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‘Islington: The Missing Evidence’

Evening Standard, 19th February 1993

‘Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief’

Evening Standard, 6th May 1993

‘Islington abuse case expert is dismissed’

Evening Standard, 20th May 1993

‘Guilty As Charged’

Evening Standard, 28th July 1993

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‘Shock attack on childcare’

Evening Standard, 28th July 1993

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‘Islington: yard to investigate child sex abuse’

Evening Standard, 29th July 1993

‘Islington’s head of child homes resigns’

Evening Standard, 15th November 1993

‘Children abused by pimps in Islington’

Evening Standard, 1st August 1994

‘The sad betrayal of a boy in care’

Evening Standard, 31st January 1995

‘At last they admit it: We were right’

Evening Standard, 23rd May 1995

‘Political correctness put children at risk’

Evening Standard, 23rd May 1995

‘Vital files ‘withheld from police’’

Evening Standard, 23rd May 1995

‘Islington child abuse: Ex-worker tracked down’

Evening Standard, 3rd August 1995

‘Country life of a child abuser’

Evening Standard, 7th August 1995

‘Pension at 44 for child abuse inquiry man’

Evening Standard, 19th January 1996