Skircoat Lodge opened as a children’s home in 1976 in Halifax. It was operated by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Following allegations of abuse at the home, ‘Operation Screen‘ ran between 1997 and 2002, and resulted in a 7 year sentence for Malcolm Osric Phillips (head of the home) and a 15 year sentence for Andrew Shalders, both for offences against children at Skircoat Lodge. Over 100 successful claims have been pursued.
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