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Shelved child abuse report made public 17 years on

A report written 17 years ago after claims of abuse at children's homes in North Wales during the 1970s and 1980s concluded that the abuse was "extensive" and took place over a "substantial number of years".

The Jillings Report, which focused on allegations of abuse within the North Wales council care system, was compiled in 1996 but was shelved by the former Clwyd County Council because insurers feared compensation claims.

A heavily edited version of the report has now been published online in the wake of fresh investigations into the abuse.