North Wales abuse scandal


article 09 July 2015 UK
Judge Lowell Goddard opens child sexual abuse inquiry
Child abuse inquiry: no-one has immunity from scrutiny

Opening the long-awaited inquiry into child sexual abuse, Judge Lowell Goddard pledges that "no matter how powerful", no-one will be allowed to obstruct inquiries.

article 06 November 2013 UK
The National Crime Agency investigation into historic allegations of abuse at North Wales care homes says it has received 200 allegations of offences (picture: Getty)
North Wales child abuse: 100 alleged offenders named

More than 200 people have come forward with allegations of historic abuse in North Wales care homes, police say - identifying nearly 100 alleged offenders.

article 08 July 2013 UK
Bryn Estyn children's home in Wrexham (G)
Jillings report shows 'extensive' abuse at children's homes

A report into failings at council-run children's homes in north Wales, which was suppressed for almost 20 years, is finally published.

video 29 April 2013 UK

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North Wales: councillor speaks about investigation - video

Jon Snow talks to Cllr Malcolm King, who started the first investigations into abuse at North Wales care homes when he was chair of Clwyd County Council social services committee.

article 29 April 2013 UK
Operation Pallial reports 140 allegations of abuse, which has focused on care homes in North Wales such as Bryn Estyn (picture: Getty)
North Wales child abuse: 140 alleged victims

Police find "significant evidence of systemic and serious sexual and physical abuse of children" at north Wales care homes, including 140 allegations of offences against seven to 19 year olds.

article 13 December 2012 UK
The former children's home, Bryn Estyn.
North Wales child abuse: unanswered questions

A month since the scandal of historic child abuse in north Wales cost the job of BBC director general George Entwistle, Ciaran Jenkins looks at the unanswered questions that remain.

video 12 November 2012 UK

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Where the north Wales abuse reviews are leading

Amid claims, denials, legal threats and apologies, one fact remains: we still do not know the truth about children abused in north Wales. Paraic O'Brien anticipates where the two reviews will lead.

article 10 November 2012 UK
George Entwistle (Reuters)
George Entwistle resigns as BBC director-general

George Entwistle announces his resignation as BBC director-general, seven weeks after moving into the post, after a Newsnight report which wrongly implicated a senior Tory politician in child abuse.

article 10 November 2012 UK
Director general George Entwistle (Pic: Getty)
BBC DG: Newsnight film 'should have never gone out'

A BBC report which wrongly implicated the former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine in child abuse should never have been broadcast, the corporation's director general says.