Teresa Cooper

Teresa Cooper is an author, speaker, and children's rights campaigner against family injustice and child abuse.


Cooper is known for her eighteen-year campaign fighting for the justice and exposure of one of the most horrific abuses against children in Local Authority and Church of England's care. She was one Kent, in the 1970s and 1980s. The Kendall House records indicate daily administration of drugs in overdose form, both orally and by intra-muscular injections; sexual infections while incarcerated in the small room inside Kendall House, a large extensive list of psychotropic drugs and drugs for Parkinson's disease—all administered by force. Cooper's Kendall House records also include placebo and tests including urine, blood samples and swabs.[1] Cooper relates that the girls she was with in the home have now had children of their own with birth defects, and that these defects are a direct result of being drugged while at Kendall House.[2][3][4][5][6]

The story was first revisited in a national newspaper by Adrian Butler of the Sunday Mirror in January 2009.[7]

The story has been covered by Sally Gillen in 2007 reporter at Communitycare Magazine,[8] Review by Liz Davies is senior lecturer children and families social work, London Metropolitan University[9] and blog by Sally Gillen.[10]

Cooper first took her case to Parliament with her then-MP Neil Gerrard in 1994.[11]

Cooper has since received a "substantial out of court settlement" in regard to her civil case against the Church of England.[12][13]


  • Trust No One (2007)

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  1. ^ "'Sedation link' to birth defects". BBC News. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  2. ^ "CofE accused of care cover up". BBC News. May 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  3. ^ Walker, Peter (April 7, 2009). "Inquiry calls grow over church care home sedation claims". London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  4. ^ Booth, Jenny (April 7, 2009). "Drugging girls in care 'caused birth defects'". London: News International (The Times). Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  5. ^ Swaine, Jon (April 7, 2009). "Women sedated at care homes 'at risk of birth defects'". London: Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  6. ^ "Diocesan home 'drugged hundreds'". Church Times. April 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  7. ^ Exclusive: Girls drugged by a doctor in a care home are now having disabled babies
  8. ^ Church snubs plea to probe children's home abuse claims
  9. ^ Pin Down - One Girl's Harrowing and Disturbing Tale of Institutionalised Abuse
  10. ^ Women say they were abused in children's home DCSF resists calls for inquiry into Kendall House case
  11. ^ Council blocks rape inquiry by Liz Lightfoot, legal affairs correspondent home news
  12. ^ When will the Church of England face up to the abuse I suffered in their care? Archived 2010-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Church of England Pays Out After Child Sex and Drug Abuse Scandal - Press Release

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