Pinched this from view from the grassy knoll, there is much more on this site about our old friend Joyce and a lot on Common Purpose as well:
“I have met Joyce Thacker on a few occasions, whilst she was head of Bradford youth service. At the moment there is an a yet to emerge story regarding grooming and child abuse in the Bradford/ Keighley area that is equal to if not bigger than the terrible events in Rotherham (see Anne Cryer MP, who has been vocal on this) Joyce Thacker oversaw the stopping of prosecutions, the stopping of the ‘grooming and let the repeated rapes carry on…they still are going on. She had a reputation with staff as someone who would attack them in a brutal manner if they had the temerity to challenge her. I know that one of her lines was that if staff mentioned abuse by asian men, they would be dismissed for racism. As you can imagine, they were not happy bunnies, as some staff were working directly with victims.
Mrs Thacker has a track record in colluding with and covering up abuse. She should face criminal prosecution for this collusion. She has little professional experience or training in child protection.
In Bradford she left a ‘disrupted,’ youth service and a general atmosphere of fear regarding senior management. I worked for a charity project, and viewed with horror, her actions (in-actions!) and was disturbed when she got the job in Rotherham. Maybe she got the job as she is skilled in cover up, blaming others and dodging the bullets.
A word of warning; Joyce will be swift and nasty when challenged, blaming anyone and smearing them as much as she can. If she was profiled by a psychologist, the report would match that of a sociopath.”