Nottinghamshire Police launch “thorough investigation” of alleged abuse at children’s homes.

Nottinghamshire Police are launching a “thorough investigation” of alleged abuse at children’s homes after receiving more than 100 allegations.

So far 23 people have been interviewed by officers, but so far no charges have been made.

There are concerns up to 150 people may be connected to the allegations.

The claims involve the use of extreme violence and sexual abuse by staff in at least 13 different institutions over a 40 year period.

“Nottinghamshire Police is determined to conduct thorough investigations in relation to the allegations made about abuse at a number of children’s homes in Nottinghamshire over a number of decades.

Policies, processes and partnership working have improved significantly in recent years and it is clear that had these allegations happened today, swift action would have been taken.

We have been working closely with partners and local safeguarding boards to ensure our arrangements for investigating offences and caring for victims are as effective as they can be.”

– Supt Helen Chamberlain, Nottinghamshire Police

Verisona Law have recently pursued Nottinghamshire County Council in respect of alleged abused suffered by one individual and successfully settled the claim for a five fugure sum.

If you or a loved one have been subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence


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