Posts tagged with  " carers "

New hope for child abuse accused

February 15, 2004:

SEVEN Welsh carers and teachers serving a total of more than 80 years in jail for child abuse believe they are closer to proving their innocence.Lawyers acting for the men believe they have taken a major step forward in persuading miscarriage of justice investigators there may be questions over a number of convictions.The move could […]

Claire Curtis Thomas's contribution to the Parliamentary debate on investigations into alleged abuse in children's homes.

July 20, 2003:

Yesterday Parliament discussed the Government’s response to the Select Committee’s report on Abuse in Children’s homes. You can read the debate as published in Hansard. Find out if you MP is on your side or against you. Hansard

Wrexham Race Riot/Police Siege – what has this to do with false allegations

June 24, 2003:

The leader of Wrexham Council Cllr. Sian Wilkinson has been quoted as saying that the two day race riot and police siege in Caia Park, Wrexham can be likened to a mob hunting for paedophiles. According to Ms Wilkinson, there were about 60 or 70 asylum seekers in the borough and in Caia Park, where […]

Sex offender innocent says ex-cop

June 8, 2003:

AN EX-POLICE officer has described the prison torment of a Welsh headteacher who claims he is innocent of abusing children in his care.The former detective, who was himself cleared of abuse, also said he was “100 per cent sure” of Derek Brushett’s innocence.Mike Lawson spent nearly three years in Albany prison on the Isle of […]

Former head of Bryn Alyn wins appeal case

February 28, 2003:

The former head of a number of children’s homes in north Wales wins appeal following charges of sexual assaults on children in his care thrown out. The 44 charges against John Allen, 60, were thrown out by Judge John Rogers at Knutsford Crown Court in Cheshire. The judge decided that Allen would not be able […]

Put a time limit on compenstion claims

April 17, 2002:

A FORMER headteacher at a South Wales approved school has demanded a time-limit is put on allegations of abuse.The man said it was impossible for former teachers and carers to disprove allegations that they had abused youngsters in their care up to 30 years ago.The former head, who has asked not to be identified, has […]

Welsh child sex abuse investigation grows

May 15, 2000:

More than 60 detectives are now involved in Operation Goldfinch, the investigation into allegations of abuse in children’s homes across south Wales. Several hundred former residents of about 50 homes, many of which have since closed, are being interviewed by police.  The inquiry is expected to last at least another year. Most of the allegations […]

North Wales Police issue statement on Waterhouse Report

February 15, 2000:

In 1991, officers of the North Wales Police commenced a major investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children in children’s homes. The evidence that emerged led us to call for a public inquiry to confront the issues and the system that had enabled this abuse to occur. We are pleased that the […]

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