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Today's report comes amid fresh allegations about the Bryn Estyn children's home near Wrexham in the 1970s and '80s. Yesterday the Home Secretary Theresa May urged anyone with information to go to the police. The National Crime Agency will now investigate.
The Chair of the Education Select Committee, Graham Stuart, says getting professionals from different agencies, such as police, health, and social workers, to train together will make it easier for people to blow the whistle on any signs of child abuse they might uncover.
For many victims hearing the name Bryn Estyn again in the news has brought back terrible memories. Some have never spoken publicly about what happened to them at the carehome.
Some of those victims have contacted ITV Wales to tell their experience in the hope others may now come forward.
Rob Osborne has been hearing their stories.
Following a meeting with the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, the Children's Commissioner Keith Towler said;
Mr Towler went on to add that he would expect that the Welsh Government would also engage in these discussions with the UK Government.
Ian Lucas MP has spoken to ITV about how there has always been a 'cloud' over the Waterhouse inquiry and questions about whether it went far enough.
Following a meeting with the Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones had this to say ;
The First Minister went on to add;
Carwyn Jones has pledged to keep in close contact with the Commissioner over the coming days and weeks to agree the appropriate course of action,
Former Wales Office and Policing Minister David Hanson MP has spoken to Political Editor Adrian Masters and says the Home secretary needs to look at why we have so many inquiries going on. Common threads need to be looked at throughout all these cases.
Speaking at FMQ'S Carwyn Jones snubbed Leanne Wood who earlier in the week had said that some abuse victims might prefer to tell their story to female Assembly members instead of talking to the police
After the meeting Mr Messham said he felt 'fairly optimistic' about what would happen next. But he added that he was not confident about how a second inquiry would be conducted.
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