St Gilberts Approved School in Worcestershire has been subject to allegations of serious sexual and physical abuse.
A police investigation, Operation Quail was commenced after alleged abuse was reported in the media. The allegations cover a long period between the 1950s and 1970s.
The institution was run by brothers of the De le Salle Brotherhood. Even though the former head of the school was convicted of sexual offences relating to his time at St Gilberts, he was shockingly re-instated after serving his sentence. Many of the alleged abusers are thought to have died but it is understood that the police remain committed to investigating and are making efforts to locate as many of those involved as possible.
In November 2017 two ex staff members of staff of St Gilberts were arrested. They have been charged with offences of cruelty, ABH and one of the members of staff has also been charged with sexual offences against the boys in their care. Their criminal trial commenced in September 2018. Both men deny the charges against them.
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