Campaigners hail ‘powerful’ investigation into child sexual abuse at Nottinghamshire councils

Nottingham Post

By Dan Robinson

Campaigners have welcomed a “powerful” announcement that Nottinghamshire councils will be investigated over historic child sexual abuse claims at care homes.

Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council will be scrutinised over alleged “failings to protect children in [their] care or supervision”.

Justice Lowell Goddard, chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, said in a speech yesterday the alleged victims would have the chance to make their voices heard in an investigation of “unprecedented” scale.

A number of allegations of historic abuse in children’s homes, previously operated by councils and other organisations, have been made, dating back to the 1950s.

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