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Niven Sinclair – Three times convicted Child Rapist worked for the BBC for 30 years


There is no doubt that Niven James Sinclair was a very successful businessman. He built a specialist minicab business, a high end chaffeur firm for TV, from a single car, transporting guests for Panorama in 1977 to 150 cars in 2000 [11]. He ended up doing all the work for the BBC at Lime Grove.

niven sinclairThe only trouble was he was a three times convicted child abuser, and multiple child rapist.

There are 3 court appeals with information about Niven James Sinclair and his child sexual abuse crimes. [17] [18] [19]

He sexually abused and raped several boys 12 -15 years old. His method of grooming was to offer boys money for doing odd jobs. He would meet some boys on Stanmore Common [18] near Harrow, which could have been a gay cruising ground [10].

He would also procure boys through other boys he knew. He would offer boys food and drink [17], then assault them. He was also known to threaten boys with an illegally held gun [19]. He had a violence conviction in Africa, though not sexually related [17]

He has traded under and used several different company names at different times, BB Communications Ltd 19/06/1984, B B Communications Ltd 06/12/1988, Lime Grove Cars Ltd 27/07/1988, B.B. Enterprises (Vehicles) 30/08/1990 [40], Niven Ltd 1717194 dissolved 2009 [34], Niven and Co, Helevision Ltd, Trident Heritage t/a Trident Niven [36]

Without more research it is uncertain whether Sinclair is still actually working for the BBC or one of these companies, or whether he has retired. However what is absolutely certain is that for nearly 30 years, from 1977 to 2005, a multiple child rapist was working for the BBC [1], and the BBC either still does not know or has kept this fact hidden.

In the seventies and eighties MI5 were vetting people at the BBC [20], although they say they have now stopped😉 .

  • Why did MI5 not find out that Niven Sinclair was a child abuser from basic checks?
  • Were MI5 hopelessly incompetent or did they know that he was a child rapist?
  • Did the “Security Service” MI5 know of his child abuse and realise this was another man that could be controlled by blackmail, to do as the controllers of MI5, whoever they are, wished?

It also a begs a host of questions about the BBC

  • Why did the BBC’s procedures not pick up that Niven Sinclair was a three convicted abuser?
  • Did the BBC know Sinclair was an abuser but not care?
  • Did Niven Sinclairs companies ever chauffeur children?
  • What safeguarding procedures did the BBC have in place for children at the time who used an approved BBC chauffeur company?
  • What safeguarding procedures are in place now?
  • Which companies are the approved chauffeur companies now and can the BBC guarantee that there are none who are run by convicted child rapists?
  • Were any children abused whilst being transported by a Sinclair company working for the BBC?
  • Given all the attention on the BBC and child abuse, and with reviews about Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall, and re-examination of child protection procedures why has the fact Niven Sinclair, who worked for the BBC for over 30 years, not been identified as a convicted child abuser?
  • Does the BBC still have any business dealings with Niven Sinclair or his companies or companies or parts thereof that used to owned by him?
  • Which company did Dave Smith, Jimmy Saviles chauffeur work for? Did he work for Sinclairs company, or were there two chauffeur companies used by the BBC that had child abusers? Jimmy Savile chauffeur Dave Smith was ‘prolific paedophile’ with 22 convictions Telegraph [25]

The Janet Smith Review [29] [pdf download] includes information and her thoughts [29b][p461-p471 8.22] about the story of another chauffeur of 13 years who worked via a private hire company for the BBC.

This reveals that the chauffeurs did drive unaccompanied children, this particular child the driver having been suspected of being abused by Savile. The chauffeur felt pressure to hide any allegations for fear of the sack.

Who did he work for? Was he working for Niven Sinclair and was the sack a possibility as his own boss was a child abuser? This part is speculative but the BBC needs to come clean.

The story was originally from The Daily Mail[30] after the BBC had failed to publish an expose of Jimmy Savile on Newsnight. An expose eventually came a couple of days after the Mail article, from ITV in a programme called Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile [32] and was perhaps the watershed moment for child sexual abuse in the UK.
Tony Hall, Director General at the BBC, made a statement in Feb 2016 after the Janet Smith Review [31] The following were some of the things he said that they were doing

We now have a new child protection policy, shared across the industry, and a detailed procedure for complaints.
We have child protection advisers, working together across the organisation.
We have also put in place an improved whistle-blowing policy, supported by an independent investigations unit.
And we’ve brought in a wide-ranging set of measures to encourage people to raise concerns about bullying and harassment – with a confidential hotline, independent experts assigned to cases and a service to allow mediation to take place wherever possible.
We’ve also wanted to make sure that these changes were achieving what we wanted them to do. So, in March 2014, we asked some external and independent experts – the GoodCorporation – to audit our policies, to make sure they were fit for purpose and to recommend improvements.
They found that the BBC has strong child protection policies in place and that our whistle-blowing policy ranks well compared to other organisations. But they also made 53 recommendations for improvement. Of those, 51 are now complete, one is underway and in one case we have agreed to take forward what needs to be done in a different way.
Dame Janet recommends, review all our policies and procedures in light of her report. I have asked Anne Bulford, the BBC’s Managing Director of Finance and Operations to lead this work, reporting to me. That work will identify any areas where we need to do more. Anne’s work will help us make sure that is the case. And we will publish our progress in full, in July, alongside our Annual Report.
On child protection, we will work with the NSPCC to get their advice on how to help us build on what we are currently doing.
And we will, as Dame Janet asks, commission another independent audit to assess our progress, to test our systems and to see how our policies are operating in practice. This work will report in the autumn and – whatever recommendations are made – we will carry them out.
I want the BBC to do more as a programme-maker
Dame Janet says we should look carefully at three areas – a lack of cohesion in the BBC, the hierarchical nature of the management structure, and our attitudes toward ‘the talent’. These are all crucial issues – ones we are thinking about already and which we will push forward on in the coming months.
..where everyone feels able to speak truth to power.

It was said by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller in 2012 “It is now crucial that we understand what went wrong and how it can be put right.” Hansard [28]

Has that happened? We have had reviews, more reviews, audits, statements, changes, promised changes, but…. if we have not been told that a convicted child abuser was ferrying people round for the BBC for 30 years, then clearly we still cannot trust what the BBC has done to put things right.

If Niven Sinclair has not been identified as a convicted serial child rapist, or has been identified but that fact hidden from the public, the BBC has STILL not learnt the lessons. We still do not understand what went wrong in the BBC.

  • Anne Bulfords report having reviewed all BBC policies and procedures is due very soon any time now, in July
  • Independent Report testing systems and procedures is due to report in the autumn
  • NSPCC have/are advising BBC on child protection – What have they advised?
  • BBC to take lead on child abuse as aprogramme maker – what has happened?
  • Has the Good Corporation report audit been made public?
  • Child Protection Guidelines changed in 2002, as recorded in Hansard [28]. Child protection changes also in c. 2016 [31] They is available here [27] – Quite apart from the new guidelines, it would be helpful to show how they had changed and evolved over time.
  • Can people really speak Truth to Power? Perhaps the BBC would convince people if Meirion Jones was to be commissioned to make a programme on child sexual abuse, instead of sacking a whistleblower on the very programme that was to expose Savile, that senior management withdrew.

There are a plethora of stories about Niven Sinclair. How many are true, how many are exaggerations and how many are false is a matter of conjecture without further research. One member of the Sinclair family is reported to blame Niven for much of the myth [24]

  • Clan Sinclair Trust is a Limited Company with Charitable Status, Company number SC194021, [45] It was set up in 1998 by Niven Sinclair, Ian Sinclair, Euan Sinclair, The Earl of Caithness and The Viscount Thurso (aka John Thurso MP) [37] Niven was only a Director for only a short time 4 March – 18 July 1999 though he was still involved for several years afterwards. The library was named after him [45] . The Trust own Castle Sinclair [43] whose current patron, since 2010, is Prince Charles [42], who replaced the Queen Mother [44]. This story appears to be true.
  • Niven claimed to be a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders, and with the Kings African Rifles in Ethiopea and Burma in World War 2? [6] He was in the Seaforth in 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant as an emergency commission [38] army1He was still in the Seaforth in 1951 and another emergency commission as a Hon Lieutenant. [39] army2So far there is no evidence that he became a Major, nor yet that he was in Kings African Rifles.
  • Did Sinclair spend a “large part of his post World War 2 life establishing a magnificent cashew plantation in Tanzania which employed 500 persons, until he was evicted at independence” [7]. Was Sinclair really farming in Tanganika for 30 years? [6]. He was still in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1951 [39] and he was in England in 1957, that only leaves a few years at most to be a farmer. During his time in Tanganika he was sentenced for actual bodily abuse [17] If the farming story is true at all, the length of time spent is vastly exaggerated.
  • Was he a member of the Bayeye, the secret snake society of the Basakuma tribe who lived near Lake Victoria? Did he have a snake named after him, the bitus gabonica sinclairi (A Gaboon Viper), of which samples were sent to the UK by the famous Big Game Hunter and herpetologist, Constantine Ionides [7]
  • Has he really found a Templars connection to his family which landed in America 100 years before Columbus? [3] [48]
  • Is he really a descendant of Jesus? [4]
  • Is he even really chair of the Friends of Rosslyn? [6]
  • Is there even a family tree to link Niven Sinclair to the Templars and Rossyln?
  • Is he a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland) [6]
  • Does Niven Sinclair hold any offices now and if so, do the people responsible and around him know he is a serial child rapist?

What is the truth about this serial child rapist that worked for the BBC? Is he a psychopathic fantasist?

How much money does Niven Sinclair have? Perhaps it should go to some of his victims to help them heal.

Timeline of Niven James Sinclair

[There is also more information in the links below]

1924 Apr 3 Niven Sinclair born [8] [9] probable twin of John George Sinclair [8]

c. 1940 -1915 Sinclair claims he was a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders and Kings African Rifles in Ethiopea and Burma in World War 2 [6]

1945 The Gazette [38] – Niven is granted an “Emerg. Commn” from the ranks to 2nd Lieutenant

army11951 The Gazette [39] – Sinclair was promoted to a Lieutenant

army2c.1946 -1976? Sinclair claims to have farmed in Tanganika for 30 years [6]

Whilst working in Tanganika he received sentences for actual bodily harm, but with no sexual element [17]

1957 Niven Sinclair came to London, held commercial posts with salaries in excess of £2,000 per annum, and was described during the later 1966 proceedings as a company director [17]

1961 Jun Sinclair Trial 1. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment for indecent assault upon two boys [17]

1963,1964,1965 Electoral registers showing Niven Sinclair is in England [9]

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1966 Mar 10 Sinclair Trial 2 He was convicted of buggery on one boy and indecent assaults on the same boy and another, both 12 years old. Later sentenced to five years imprisonment [17]

1967 Oct 16 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 1 Court of Appeal Turned down [17]

1970 Offences of Sinclair and child sexual abuse [18]

1970 Sept 3 Police interviewed and arrested Sinclair [19]

1971 May 14 Sinclair Trial 3 After trial of 12 working days, Sinclair was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for buggery and indecent assault against four thirteen and fourteen year old boys. He had previously pleaded guilty on April 22nd to 3 offences of regarding possessing a Beretta automatic pistol without a firearm certificate [18]

1973 Feb 6 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 2 Court of Appeal Leave to Appeal Granted [18]

1973 Jul 23 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 3 Court of Appeal, Appeal against sentence dismissed [19]

c.1976 Released from Prison

1977 Sinclair began with a single car on a three day job driving guests to the BBC Lime Grove studios for Panorama. Before long his company Niven Limited was running all Lime Grove’s transport [2] [11]

1981 Sinclair claims to have transported Ted Heath after President Sadat was assassinated [2]

1986 approx -2004 Niven James Sinclair of 35 Lime Grove, London, W12 8EE [46]

1991 Sinclairs Hellevision Ltd Company dissolved [21]

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1992 Sinclair donated £200,000 to the Orcadian Trust [48] He also claims Scotland visited America before Columbus

1999 Mar One of the Joint Founders of the Clan Sinclair Trust [37]

2000 Jul History of the Sinclairs by Marc Anderson [7] This states that Niven Sinclair has spent a large part of his post World War 2 life establishing a magnificent cashew plantation in Tanzania which employed 500 persons, until he was evicted at independence. It carries on “He was also a member of the Bayeye, the secret snake society of the Basakuma tribe who lived near Lake Victoria. It was from them he learned how to handle snakes with relative impunity and he had a snake named after him, the bitus gabonica sinclairi (A Gaboon Viper), which samples were sent to the UK by the famous Big Game Hunter and herptologist, Constantine Ionides”

2000 Aug 10 Guardian [11] Disgrace and favours Sinclair sidelined by Dyke to save money, but has to be brought back due to incompetence of cheaper companies. [11]

dyke2001 Sept 3 Niven called a “progressive Islamic savant” [13] Also a reference to Niven Corporation

2002- 16 Sinclair living in South East England [23]192

2004 Niven James Sinclair of Latheron House, Latheron KW5 6DL only in 2004

2005 May 13 Scotsman [3] Ship of Dreams Niven Sinclair claims that a Scottish Knight Templar landed in North America 100 years before Columbus

2005 Sept 20 BBC Ariel [2] via Clan Sinclair Still full of drive after all these years Niven Ltd moving from Lime Grove to White City.

2005 Sept 25 BBC [1] A driving force behind BBC shows

2006 Oct 6 Daily Mail [12] ‘Unclean’ guide dog banned by Muslim cab driver

dog in cab 2009 Sinclair’s company- Niven Ltd Dissolved in 2009 [34] (trading from 1983) Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10

2009 Sept 14 [6] Zoom Info Mr. Niven Sinclair Claims to be Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland)

zoominfo2012 Oct 3 ITV [32] Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile

2012 Dec Transdev plc website Trident Niven [26] Acquired by Transdev plc, Trident Niven is a London-based private hire company which uses chauffeured executive and ‘green’ saloon cars for corporate account work. They have a fleet of 100 cars, including a large proportion of hybrid vehicles which complements the greentomatocars philosophy.

Uncertain date, clip of National Geographic [4] uploaded onto You Tube 2016 Jan 27 Niven Sinclair claiming that he is a descendant of Jesus.

2016 Jul 9 Freedom of Information request [47] Niven Sinclair, Convicted Child Rapist working for the BBC

The vast majority of this article was researched by someone who wishes no credit. I merely put most of the information together in a blog.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.

Other useful sites are One in Four [C]

and Havoca [D].

Useful post on Triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G] and Meditation [H] may be useful.

Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma [J]

Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]

Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area

Links

[1] 2005 Sept 25 BBC A driving force behind BBC shows http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4260000/newsid_4267000/4267060.stm

[2] 2005 Sept 20 BBC Ariel via Clan Sinclair Still full of drive after all these years http://www.clansinclairsc.org/Niven%20Sinclair%20Article.htm

[3] 2005 May 13 Scotsman Ship of Dreams http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/the-ship-of-dreams-1-465432

[4] date? National Geographic via You Tube uploaded 2016 Jan 27 Niven Sinclair – A descendant of Jesus

https://youtu.be/Bt7CVkYsnwE

[5] 1999 approx. History of Clan Sinclair http://sinclair.quarterman.org/history/

[6] 2009 Sept 14 Zoom Info Mr. Niven Sinclair http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Niven-Sinclair/45600099

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[7] 2000 Jul Kingcrest.com History of the Sinclairs http://kingcrest.com/sinclair/Sinclair_History.html-ssi

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[8] Find A grave Niven James Sinclair http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=133594423&ref=acom

[9] From Ancestry.com

ancestry[10] REPORT ON THE WEST LONDON GAY MEN’S PROJECT STANMORE COMMON PSE NEEDS ASSESSMENT pdf download 2010 http://www.gaymensproject.org.uk/resources/profs-reports/reports.html?download=25:stanmore-common-pse-2010

[11] 2000 Aug 10 Guardian Disgrace and favours .theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/aug/10/features11.g2

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[12] 2006 Oct 6 Daily Mail ‘Unclean’ guide dog banned by Muslim cab driver http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-408912/Unclean-guide-dog-banned-Muslim-cab-driver.html

dog in cabNiven’s and Co cab firm, now Trident Niven after being acquired in 2012

[13] 2001 Sept 3 Michael Bradley Info Esau’s Empire, Foundation: the psychobiology of religion http://michaelbradley.info/esau/esau-chapter2.htm Reference to Niven Corporation here, also called progressive Islamic savant

[14] British History website Great Stanmore http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol5/pp88-96

[15] 2016 Nov 6 Get West London Former Stanmore man and ‘pillar of the Jewish community’ jailed for instructing child abuse over Skype http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/former-stanmore-man-pillar-jewish-8064710

[16] Wikipedia Stanmore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanmore

[17] 2016 July 7 Cathy Fox Blog Court Appeal 1 Niven James Sinclair Appeal 1 16 Oct 1967 Court of Appeal

As to the application for leave to appeal against sentence, the appellant, now 43, is a single man. He worked in Tanganyika and he received 3 sentences there for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but there is no suggestion of any sexual element at all. He came to London in 1957, and has held posts with commercial concerns at salaries exceeding £2,000 per annum. In June of 1961 at the London Sessions for indecent assault upon two boys of 12 and 13 he was sentenced to concurrent terms of six months’ imprisonment.

[18] 2016 Jul 7 Cathy Fox Blog Appeal 2 Niven James Sinclair 6 Feb 1973 Court of Appeal the Applicant, aged forty-six at the time, single, and who lived alone in a maisonette in Stanmore. … boys, some of whom he met on Stanmore Common. … offences c.1970

[19] 2016 Cathy Fox Blog Appeal 3 Niven James Sinclair 24 Jul 1973 Court of Appeal Police interviewed and arrested the Appellant on the 3rd September, 1970

[20] 2006 Jul 2 Revealed: how the BBC used MI5 to vet thousands of staff http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1522875/Revealed-how-the-BBC-used-MI5-to-vet-thousands-of-staff.html

[21] 192.com Niven Sinclair http://www.192.com/atoz/people/sinclair/niven/

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[23] Company check https://companycheck.co.uk/director/903216741/MR-NIVEN-J-SINCLAIR/summary

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[24] World News Research http://world-news-research.com/grail.html Niven Sincalir behind much of myth

another[25] 2013 Oct 29 Telegraph Jimmy Savile chauffeur Dave Smith was ‘prolific paedophile’ with 22 convictions http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10410614/Jimmy-Savile-chauffeur-Dave-Smith-was-prolific-paedophile-with-22-convictions.html

[26] Transdev plc http://www.transdevplc.co.uk/our-companies.jsp?companyID=13 Trident Niven Acquired by Transdev plc in December 2012, Trident Niven is a London-based private hire company which uses chauffeured executive and ‘green’ saloon cars for corporate account work. They have a fleet of 100 cars, including a large proportion of hybrid vehicles which complements the greentomatocars philosophy.

[27] BBC Child Protection Policy http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/policiesandguidelines/child_protection.html

[28] 2012 Oct 15 Hansard Sir Jimmy Savile (BBC Inquiry) Column 27 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm121015/debtext/121015-0001.htm#1210154000708

As the House will be aware, the BBC has launched three separate investigations. The first will look into the allegations with regard to the item on Savile which was inappropriately pulled from “Newsnight”. The second review, to be undertaken when the police advise it is appropriate to do so, will focus on Jimmy Savile himself. Thirdly, although the BBC’s child protection policy was overhauled in 2002, the review will also focus on whether its policy is fit for purpose and what lessons can be learned. This review will be assisted by an independent expert. An additional piece of work will look at the very troubling allegations of sexual harassment at the BBC that have come to light in recent weeks. The director-general will give further details later in the week. These are undoubtedly very serious matters, which have wide-ranging implications for a number of public institutions—not just the BBC. It is now crucial that we understand what went wrong and how it can be put right.

[29] BBC Janet Smith Review http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/dame_janet_smith

[29a] Janet Smith Review [of Jimmy Savile BBC] pdf Download http://downloads.bbci.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/our_work/dame_janet_smith_review/savile/jimmy_savile_investigation.pdf

[29b] Janet Smith Review pdf download p461 – 471 8.22 The Daily Mail – 1 October 2012 – Source Anonymous ‘A1’Chauffeur of 13 years worked for BBC via a private hire company

[30] 2012 Oct 1 The Daily Mail We were victims of Jimmy Savile http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2211463/Jimmy-Savile-As-pressure-grows-BBC-cover-women-come-forward-ordeals.html

[31] 2016 Feb 26 BBC Tony Hall response to the Report of the Dame Janet Smith Review http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/tony-hall-dame-janet-smith

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Let me now turn to action – to what we have been doing and what we are going to do.
Dame Janet makes one overarching recommendation: for the BBC to review and independently audit all the policies we have in place that help people raise concerns and complaints. We will do that.
But let me also be clear: since I became Director-General, we haven’t been standing still – we have made this a priority – and there is much we have done already:
We now have a new child protection policy, shared across the industry, and a detailed procedure for complaints.
We have child protection advisers, working together across the organisation.
We have also put in place an improved whistle-blowing policy, supported by an independent investigations unit.
And we’ve brought in a wide-ranging set of measures to encourage people to raise concerns about bullying and harassment – with a confidential hotline, independent experts assigned to cases and a service to allow mediation to take place wherever possible.
We’ve also wanted to make sure that these changes were achieving what we wanted them to do. So, in March 2014, we asked some external and independent experts – the GoodCorporation – to audit our policies, to make sure they were fit for purpose and to recommend improvements.
They found that the BBC has strong child protection policies in place and that our whistle-blowing policy ranks well compared to other organisations. But they also made 53 recommendations for improvement. Of those, 51 are now complete, one is underway and in one case we have agreed to take forward what needs to be done in a different way.
So there are many things we have done, and there are many more things we will have to do. Because we must never be complacent.
We will, as Dame Janet recommends, review all our policies and procedures in light of her report, and that of Dame Linda.
I have asked Anne Bulford, the BBC’s Managing Director of Finance and Operations to lead this work, reporting to me. That work will identify any areas where we need to do more.
I am committed – we are all committed – to creating a more open BBC where everyone has the confidence to raise issues and believe that something will be done about them.
I want the BBC to be a great place to work, a place where people come to do the best work of their lives.
Anne’s work will help us make sure that is the case. And we will publish our progress in full, in July, alongside our Annual Report.
But there are some things we can commit to today.
On whistle blowing, we will launch a campaign to do more to raise the awareness of staff to what they can do – and must do – and also where they can turn to for help.
On child protection, we will work with the NSPCC to get their advice on how to help us build on what we are currently doing.
And we will, as Dame Janet asks, commission another independent audit to assess our progress, to test our systems and to see how our policies are operating in practice. This work will report in the autumn and – whatever recommendations are made – we will carry them out.
But I also want to make a further commitment. I want the BBC to do more as a programme-maker – following on from the fine work done in this area in the past by Dame Esther Rantzen with Childline. We will, for example, work with the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, NAPAC, to raise awareness of the issues surrounding abuse.
On BBC One we have already commissioned a documentary called ‘The Abused’. This gives the opportunity for many survivors who came forward as part of Operation Yewtree to share what happened to them. I want us to be a forum for a national debate about child abuse and about how we can do more to support survivors.
For me, reflecting on both these reports, the importance of getting the culture right in our organisation is key.
When I came back to the BBC three years ago, at a time of crisis – this crisis – I could see that we needed to change. I visited teams from all over the UK who told me how proud they were to work for the BBC. How committed they are to the BBC. But, they told me that we needed to change.
We have changed, we are changing. But we have more to do.
Dame Janet says we should look carefully at three areas – a lack of cohesion in the BBC, the hierarchical nature of the management structure, and our attitudes toward ‘the talent’. These are all crucial issues – ones we are thinking about already and which we will push forward on in the coming months.
We are, for a start, building a simpler BBC with fewer divisions, fewer boards and fewer layers between the top of the organisation and the front line, with senior leaders who are more visible, accountable and approachable.
Where we work together as one team – for one BBC – with management that’s enabling and supports creativity. Management that demonstrates zero tolerance of bullying and harassment. Where the values that all of us who work here believe in – are the values we live, day by day.
And where everyone feels able to speak truth to power.

[32] 2012 Oct 3 ITV Exposure The Other Side of Jimmy Savile http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xv03is_exposure-the-other-side-of-jimmy-savile-3th-oct-2012-full-documentary-itv_news

[33] Shield Mergers and Acquisitions Shield sells Radio Taxis Group’s private hire taxi firms to Trident Niven http://www.sellingabusinessformore.co.uk/RTG_deal.html

Trident Niven was in operation under that name in 2009 The BBC article about Sinclair mentions a move to NW10. If you Google “Niven NW10” up pops a lot for Trident Niven. It’s address is Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10

[34] Nexok Niven Limited Private Limited Company https://www.nexok.co.uk/company/01717194/niven-limited This was Sinclair’s company- Niven Ltd. Dissolved in 2009 (trading from 1983) Revolution House, Cumberland Park NW10

[35] Company Director Check Andrew Iwanowski http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/andrew-iwanowski Trident heritage – Director Iwanowski

Trident Niven is/was definitely the same Niven outfit then. Trident Heritage was registered as a taxi business too. Andrew Iwanowski was also a director of Helevision.

[36] Linked In Thomas Gilder https://uk.linkedin.com/in/thomasgilder Trident Heritage T/A Trident Niven mentioned here. He also worked for TransDev plc

[37] The Clan Sinclair Trust http://www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org/faq.html THE CLAN SINCLAIR TRUST What is the Clan Sinclair Trust? The Trust, a Limited Company with Charitable Status, was set up in 1998 by: Niven Sinclair; Ian Sinclair; Euan Sinclair;The Earl of Caithness; and The Viscount Thurso (aka John Thurso MP).

Who are the directors of the Trust? The Earl of Caithness, Viscount Thurso and Isla St Clair are the current directors/trustees.

[38] 1945 The Gazette – Niven is granted an “Emerg. Commn” from the ranks of 2nd Lt https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37404/supplement/6278/data.pdf

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[39] 1951 The Gazette – Sinclair was promoted to a lieutenant https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39157/supplement/1036/data.pdf

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[40] Companies House Niven Ltd http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//compdetails
Previous Names: Date of change Previous Name 30/08/1990 B B COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 06/12/1988 LIME GROVE CARS LIMITED 27/07/1988 BB COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 19/06/1984 B.B. ENTERPRISES (VEHICLES) LIMITED

[41] Companies House http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcprodorder?ft=1

August 2000 – the auditor’s resignation is possibly interesting. That was around the time the BBC contract was restored

[42] Castle Sinclair website http://www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org/patron.html
Patron/president of Castle Sinclair – Prince Charles

[43] Castle Sinclair http://www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org/

The castle is owned by the Clan Sinclair Trust (which Nevin Sinclair founded)

[44] Clan Sinclair website http://www.clansinclair.org/ClanSinclairTrust.htm

Princes Charles has been in this position since 2010. Previous to that the post was held by the Queen Mother

[45] Companies House Clan Sinclair Trust Company number SC194021 https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC194021/officers

Nevin Sinclair was in the Trust 4 March – 18 July 1999 after founding it. He was still involved for several years afterwards however- the library was named after him. Address 35 Lime Grove, London, W12 8EE

[46] Niven Sinclairs addresses [Current one redacted] HT @Mwalkerdine

NIVEN JAMES SINCLAIR of 35 LIME GROVE, LONDON W12 8EE aged 92 from 1986 approx to 2004

NIVEN JAMES SINCLAIR of LATHERON HOUSE, LATHERON KW5 6DL only in 2004
The Latheron House address appears to be that of the Clann Gunn heritage Museum [48] and could be a postal address?

[47] 2016 Jul 9 WDTK Cathy Fox Blog FOI Niven Sinclair, Convicted Child Rapist working for the BBC https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/niven_sinclair_convicted_child_r

[48] 1992 Caithness.org The Clan Gunn Heritage Museum http://www.caithness.org/caithnessfieldclub/bulletins/1992/clan_gunn_zeno.htm Niven donated £200k to the Orcadian Trust

[49] 2015 Oct 17 Mirror Jimmy Savile victim claims 5 more drivers linked to his abuse http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-victim-claims-5-6654818#ICID=sharebar_twitter

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/

[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/

[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/

[G] Jim Hopper Mindfulness http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/

[H] Jim Hopper Meditation http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/#cultivate

[J] 2016 Jan 5 Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma https://hwaairfan.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/an-indigenous-australian-approach-to-healing-trauma/

[K] Survivors UK website for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men https://www.survivorsuk.org/ and twitter https://twitter.com/SurvivorsUK

[L] Voicing CSA website – http://voicingcsa.uk/ helps arrange survivors meetings in your area. Voicing CSA supports the IICSA and VSCP and works to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email sinclair

cathyfox

the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set us free

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke

“He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” Charles Peguy

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Original Article: https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/niven-sinclair-child-rapist-worked-for-the-bbc-for-30-years

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