Child abuse The truth is still being brushed under the carpet
Campaigners are warning that authorities are still failing to tackle child abuse in Britain, following a damning report into child sexual abuse in care homes in North Wales. VoR's Scott Craig spoke to John Bird, the director of operations at the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. The Jillings report - which was originally completed in 1996 - was shelved at the time by Clwyd County Council. It catalogued what its authors called an 'appalling' and 'extensive' history of child sexual abuse - including rape and assault - in a series of care homes in North Wales in the 1970's and 80's. The report was finally made public after a number of Freedom of Information requests.