Problem professionals


Some professionals just cannot be trusted, as was illustrated in our thread that catalogued the abuse of children by professionals in care settings (archived in our private forums).

SARs have helped victims uncover evidence of fabrication, exaggeration, lies and omission by a range of practitioners, including police officers, social workers, teachers, carers and health service personnel, which has often been compounded by the unlawful sharing of false information and faked records.

This is a new thread with links to a selection of professionals who have been caught and convicted.


Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

A bogus psychiatrist who treated hundreds of patients in Scotland may have referred some for needless electro-convulsive therapy, Scotland's chief medical officer has warned.

Dr Catherine Calderwood said others may have been detained under the Mental Health Act or "groomed" to gain access to their finances.

Zholia Alemi worked in the NHS for 22 years despite having no qualifications.

One health board confirmed 24 of her patients were detained or "sectioned".

Alemi was jailed for five years last October for defrauding patients.

A court in Carlisle heard she faked a patient's will in an attempt to inherit her £1.3m estate.


Charismatic teacher hid in plain sight as he sexually assaulted children

Unmasked: Charismatic deviant teacher who hid in plain sight as he sexually assaulted children (TeessideLive)

Jonathan Clayton was a charismatic, confident and enthusiastic teacher popular with children.

He was also a prolific pervert who hid his deviancy "in plain sight" to molest a string of innocent and blameless little girls, a court heard.
Clayton, from Carlton, Stockton, touched six girls in a matter of weeks, some of them more than once.

He touched girls' bottoms or legs and, in the most serious case, private parts.
Clayton had no previous convictions, but it emerged during his trial that he was accused of sexually assaulting a pupil at another school where he worked in 2017.

That case against him was dropped and a formal not-guilty verdict entered when the case reached Durham Crown Court.