David Hollas, who is a campaigner representing survivors of abuse, has called for a formal investigation into the misconduct in public office.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) held hearings into the numerous allegations of physical and sexual abuse suffered at various Children’s Homes that were run by Nottinghamshire City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

David Hollas has called the investigation after the allegations that council bosses have failed victims in care. The survivors have called that some of the council bosses who were in charge of running the homes at the time, face a criminal investigation.

Nottinghamshire Police will be reviewing the evidence relating to the allegations of the abuse. Chief constable Craig Guildford has stated that they have appointed a “very experienced “senior investigator to review all the evidence that has been presented to the Inquiry. The police have however emphasised that they are not conducting a criminal inquiry.

Nottinghamshire Police have said that the review will not necessarily mean that any further action is taken, but a full review will be conducted.

David Hollas has been a campaigner for survivors of abuse for a number of years and said: “What is very important in all of this is the message that it sends. It says to those in authority, ‘you will be held to account. The police will examine, without fear or favour, whether a crime has been committed’.”

Jordans Solicitors have a specialist team of lawyers that deal with child abuse compensation claims. We successfully represent numerous victims that have suffered physical and sexual abuse at various institutions, including Beechwood Children’s Home. Our child abuse lawyers have successfully managed to settle claims against Nottinghamshire County Council and have even managed to obtain a formal apology from the Council for our client.

If you have been a victim of child abuse and would like to speak to one of our specialist abuse lawyers in confidence, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can advise you on the available options for pursuing a civil damages claim. Jordans are experts in overcoming the particular challenges that arise in these sensitive cases. Our abuse team can be contacted on 0800 9555 094 or 0330 300 1103.


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