Nottinghamshire police are currently investigating a large number of complaints of abuse against various Children’s Homes run by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham County Council. The police investigation was renamed Operation Equinox and was launched in 2015 to oversee all the allegations raised.
In January 2019 the twelfth person was arrested and convicted under Operation Equinox.
It has been reported allegations of abuse have been made at the following institutions:
- Ashley House
- Berry Hill Open Air school
- Bracken House
- Caudwell house
- Ranskill Gardens
- Red Tiles
- Repton Lodge
- The Ridge
- Risley Hall
- Skegby Hall
- South Collingham Hall
- Sycamore House
- Three Roofs
- Whatton Young Offenders Institution
- Wollaton House
- Wood Nook
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has highlighted the extent of the abuse against children in the care of Nottingham City and County Council. A public hearing was held in October 2018 for three weeks.
The Inquiry has heard from more than three hundred people with allegations of child sexual abuse. During the October hearing, Patrick Sadd, who is the Counsel to the Inquiry, singled out the abuse at Beechwood Community Home and described it as being;
“riddled with abuse from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.”
Jordans Solicitors represent numerous claims against Nottinghamshire Council and have successfully achieved compensation for the victims of abuse. We have an experienced team of lawyers that specialise in the sensitive area of historical abuse. Our team are experts in overcoming the particular challenges that arise in these sensitive cases. If you would like free, confidential advice then please call a member of the team free on 0800 9555 094 or request a call back, and we will call you at a convenient time for that suits you.