Call for fresh probe into care home claims - Bryn Estyn

Senior officials have called for a probe into allegations that a former unnamed senior Conservative politician was involved in a paedophile ring three decades ago. Keith Towler, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, told the BBC over the weekend that he backed calls for a full investigation into claims of a cover-up after a victim of the Bryn Estyn children's home in north Wales care home scandal criticised the limits of the previous Waterhouse Inquiry.

Leanne Wood, Plaid ymru leader, added: “We must get to the bottom of this, we can’t leave it hanging. The process must be transparent and open and the victims must have some sort of justice.’’

The comments came after intensifying discussion over impunity for influential individuals in a range of sexual scandals triggered by the investigations into the activities of the late Sir Jimmy Savile.

In an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme last week, Steve Messham said the terms of reference of the tribunal led by Sir Ronald Waterhouse published in 2000 that heard evidence from more than 650 individuals who had been in some 40 homes between 1974 and 1990 did not consider abuse that took place outside the care system. Mr Towler said: “I would support a full inquiry. The fact that we have someone on camera now who was clearly a victim of appalling abuse in Bryn Estyn children’s home back in the 1970s and 80s, saying that what he wanted to say was outside of the terms of reference and people told him that he could not say these things and he couldn’t talk about people who had abused him, is clearly wrong.”

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