#AceNewsReport – March.24: Goddard inquiry: Children abused ‘on industrial scale’“Physical and sexual abuse on an industrial scale… remained unchecked for decades” at children’s homes in south London, a report by victims says.
The report detailing allegations by 600 people will go before the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
At a preliminary hearing earlier, the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association was given “core participant status“.
Its leader Raymond Stevenson said child abuse in the Lambeth Council-run homes had been a “reversal to the dark ages”.
The abuse had resulted in the “shedding of thousands of tears“, he said, and called it a “shame on the establishment” and “institutionalised evil”.
The Shirley Oaks survivors accused the police of failing to deal with the allegations adequately, resulting in a cover-up.
It is alleged two convicted children’s homes abusers were volunteer police officers.
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