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Abuse in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

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Children in care in Nottingham 'abused by predators'
Hundreds of children were sexually abused by predatory foster carers and residential home staff who were allowed to thrive, an inquiry has found.

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils exposed vulnerable children to repeated rapes and physical abuse, a report said.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said sexualised behaviour by staff was "tolerated or overlooked".

It said it had received about 350 complaints dating back to the 1960s.

In its report, it said this was the biggest number of allegations of child sexual abuse for any of its investigations so far and added the "true scale is likely to be higher".

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the abuse was widespread "for more than five decades" and repeated failures to learn from mistakes exposed more young people to harm.

It also criticised staff at Beechwood Community Home in Mapperley, saying they were "threatening and violent", with sexualised behaviour towards children "tolerated or overlooked, allowing abusers to thrive".
Frightening - anywhere there are vulnerable people - be they children, handicapped or elderly - there is likely to be abuse, and it is likely abusers will be drawn to victims seen as easy. More and better supervision is needed.
 

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Seems a case of who supervises or holds to account the supervisors.
And they themselves might be dodgy. But who in their right mind would want to go anywhere near work like this?
That said, I know a wonderful American Couple who have fostered around a dozen kids, lovely people.
 

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Southampton City Council holds the historical records for the home and a spokesperson said they "sympathise" with Mrs Simmons' situation.

They added that because the time period was before the existence of the council they "have no legal powers to undertake an investigation or inquiry into a body that legally no longer exists".
Isn't that what the Police are for?
 

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And they themselves might be dodgy. But who in their right mind would want to go anywhere near work like this?
That said, I know a wonderful American Couple who have fostered around a dozen kids, lovely people.
And the vast majority of foster carers are the same.
 

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Southampton Football Club left a paedophile youth coach "free to continue" his abuse of boys, an independent report has found.

Bob Higgins was jailed for 24 years in 2019 for sexually touching trainees in the 1970s and 1980s.

A report by Barnardo's, commissioned by the club, said its board should have acted on rumours about Higgins which "seemed to be rife".

The club said it had "no excuse" for the failure to act.

Higgins was found guilty of 46 counts of indecent assault on 24 victims, predominantly Southampton and Peterborough United trainees, between 1971 and 1996.
I dare say this wasn't the only club that looked the other way - but who should be held to account? Penalising the club in 2021 for managerial failures up to 50 years ago? And are any of those who looked the other ways in the 70s and 80s still around? Should they be punished in some way?
 
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