Jillings Report: 'Extensive child abuse' in care homes

A report into child abuse that was suppressed for 17 years has finally been published following a Freedom of Information request.

John Jillings' inquiry was set up after seven former care workers in Wrexham had been convicted of physical and sexual abuse in the early 1990s.

His report found there had been 'extensive' abuse over a number of years, and called for a public inquiry to be held.

He also said the inquiry team had been hindered by the serious constaints surrounding the availability of material from within social services and the police.

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Jillings Report published

A redacted version of the Jillings Report - investigating claims of child abuse at children's homes across North Wales during the 1970s and 1980s - has been published after 17 years.