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Following being made aware of accusations made to the iicsa & various other people I have posted below in the interests of transparency all of my email communication with NAPAC in the past – barring a request for help from them severa years ago which was never replied to. I have never had any phone conversations with them. 
Dear Gabrielle
We have never communicated, but you may remember using my case back in May to comment on behalf of NAPAC – I have included the screen shot to remind you of this. 

This investigation is progressing and is very much still active as Operation Ruffle. I am writing to inform you that as of this morning I have had to report one of your staff members to the investigation as she has joined in with a campaign of harassment and abuse against me which the police are investigating as witness intimidation and attempting to pevert the course of justice. This woman has revealed survivor details and named formerly anonymous survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the past on social media and also to her journalist connections. She is now using her employment status at NAPAC to somehow offer credence to her opinions, which are extremely derogatory and offensive to me as a survivor of sexual abuse for over 30 years and the complainant in an active investigation. She is constantly commenting on my social media postings even though she has been blocked for several months and as such would have to actively search for my postings. 

I am not suggesting that NAPAC would be able to take any disciplinary action against ******, and indeed that is not the purpose of this email, but I wanted to make you aware of this course of conduct and to also make you aware on the impact this has had on several survivors, and is still having. I feel that this is giving NAPAC a very bad name and is raising suspicions on NAPAC’s credibility as well as *******. Survivors are now scared to come forward on social media in case they are attacked in the same way – which I’m sure you can understand is unacceptable in every way. 

I would appreciate you registering receipt of this email. 
Yours

Esther Baker
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As you are aware I sent you an email several weeks ago about a safeguarding issue. As I had no response from either yourself or Gabriella Shaw I’m beginning to assume that things have been said to you about me that are clearly untrue. No matter. That’s what the police investigation is for. 

Aside from that – this email is to make you aware – if you are not already that the NAPAC Twitter account has in the last 24 hours blocked over 20 survivors of sexual abuse – some of these have never tweeted with NAPAC and are understandably confused by that. Others have been vocal supporters of NAPAC for several years and are also understandably quite angered by that. As NAPAC appears to have forgotten that its main aim is to support survivors of sexual abuse I must tell you that some survivors have been incredibly upset by this as they feel they have done something wrong, when they haven’t done anything wrong at all. I’m sure we both know what that feels like. What could be perceived by some as abandonment by what is supposed to be a support network can be extremely damaging – again I’m sure you know this. I assume your opinions of me and my case, whatever they are won’t prevent you from taking safeguarding action over this matter. 
Yours. Esther Baker
As I am not sure whether you will receive this email – as indeed there was no response to the last, I have taken the precaution of Cc’ing other interested parties into this email in the hopes that it will somehow reach your attention.  
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As you are aware I sent you an email several weeks ago about a safeguarding issue. As I had no response from either yourself or Gabriella Shaw I’m beginning to assume that things have been said to you about me that are clearly untrue. No matter. That’s what the police investigation is for. 

Aside from that – this email is to make you aware – if you are not already that the NAPAC Twitter account has in the last 24 hours blocked over 20 survivors of sexual abuse – some of these have never tweeted with NAPAC and are understandably confused by that. Others have been vocal supporters of NAPAC for several years and are also understandably quite angered by that. As NAPAC appears to have forgotten that its main aim is to support survivors of sexual abuse I must tell you that some survivors have been incredibly upset by this as they feel they have done something wrong, when they haven’t done anything wrong at all. I’m sure we both know what that feels like. What could be perceived by some as abandonment by what is supposed to be a support network can be extremely damaging – again I’m sure you know this. I assume your opinions of me and my case, whatever they are won’t prevent you from taking safeguarding action over this matter. 
Yours. Esther Baker
As I am not sure whether you will receive this email – as indeed there was no response to the last, I have taken the precaution of Cc’ing other interested parties into this email in the hopes that it will somehow reach your attention.  
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Hi Peter
That seems fair enough although some things I will not be able to fill you in on email as I’m aware that mistakes can be made and they may end up in the public domain. 

The basic outline is that yesterday morning the NAPAC Twitter feed appeared to endorse the White Flowers Alba Website. As you are probably aware this is a separate group from the White Flowers Campaign 

I’m incredibly concerned that with napac’s seeming approval that now vulnerable adults will contact **** service for “counselling and advocacy” which is what his website offers. 

As I’m sure you’re aware **** has no formal training in helping survivors. The website and white flowers Alba is not registered as a company or charity in any way. It has no address. The contact details on the website are two email addresses and **** mobile phone number. There are claims that he has a good working relationship with the home office and police Scotland – which simply isn’t true. 

The truth is **** has already in 2014 received a PIN harassment warning for harassment against a survivor. There is also an ongoing police investigation into his behaviour which I cannot discuss on here – but am happy to talk to you confidentially about on a very serious matter. Again as you may be aware he recorded survivors without their permission at a meeting and passed that to a Sunday Times journalist.  

To sum up I am hugely concerned about the safeguarding issues this raises – but am informed that apparently anybody can set up a counselling service with no training or safeguarding and until they register in one form or another there is nothing really that can be done about it. I also understand that it’s not really something which any of us can stop at the moment. However to see NAPAC endorsing – or seeming to endorse by advertising this service is hugely worrying. It lends the credibility of NAPAC to what can only be described as a dangerous, back street service and to be honest with you I am scared for the safety of the people who may now be getting involved with **** after reading that tweet. I’m interested to hear your opinions and again you are perfectly welcome to ring me to discuss this and the parts I am not able to email further
Esther Baker
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On 28 Apr 2016, at 17:42, Peter Saunders <peter.saunders@napac.org.uk> wrote:
Good morning

I think I may be getting my wires crossed but ***** said you would like me to contact you. Is that right?

Since we don’t know each other perhaps you could email me the gist of what is on your mind?

If I can help I will. It’s what NAPAC is for.

Pete
Best wishes
Peter Saunders FRSA
Founder 

NAPAC
0203 176 0560

peter@napac.org.uk  

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On 27 Apr 2016, at 21:45, Esther Baker <esther_jambo@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Yes that’s no problem. Is there a convenient time. 
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On 27 Apr 2016, at 21:43, Peter Saunders <peter.saunders@napac.org.uk> wrote:
Call you tomorrow 

Pete
Best wishes
Peter Saunders FRSA
Founder 

NAPAC
0203 176 0560

peter@napac.org.uk  

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On 27 Apr 2016, at 21:37, Esther Baker <esther_jambo@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Hi Peter
******* has just said that you asked me to drop you an email. It’s up to you how you’d like to communicate. I’m happy to speak either on the phone or by email. My number is ********. Or this is my main email account. 
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