In numbers: Child abuse investigations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
The investigations into historic abuse in children’s homes and foster care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been running since 2010. As of January 2018, these are the key statistics:
832 – The number of allegations of historic sexual or physical abuse that have been made so far
559 – The number of suspects identified
355 – The number of people who have come forward with allegations
90 – The number of ‘core participants’ identified for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hearing for Nottinghamshire Councils (this includes 83 complainants who allege that they were sexually abused in the care of the two councils.)
22 – The number of children’s homes in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire being investigated by police (this includes one linked home in Derbyshire)
15 – The number of days in October the Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hearing for Nottinghamshire Councils is due to last
14 – The number of people who have been charged by police. Five defendants are yet to come to court
7 – The number of people who have so far been convicted (three of these are for abuse carried out in children’s homes; four are for other offences)
2 – The number of defendants who have been found not guilty
Latest updates: Woman bailed for historical CSA
A woman has been arrested by police investigating historic child abuse in Nottinghamshire.
Officers from Operation Equinox said the 59-year-old was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, actual bodily harm and indecency with a child.
The offences relate to two victims, a boy and girl, alleged to have happened at Amberdale children’s home in the early 1980s.
The inquiry has already heard of more than 600 alleged offences.
The woman was later bailed pending further enquiries.
Operation Equinox is investigating claims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse between the 1940s and 1990s.
Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Police are looking into allegations of child abuse in Nottingham children’s homes going back to the 1950s.
Children’s homes should be a place of safety, and harm of any kind is a dreadful and damaging abuse of duty and trust which we take extremely serious.
The City Council will not shy away from these historical allegations and, with the County Council and Police, is committed to bringing perpetrators to justice and ensuring professional standards are upheld.
Being an historical survivor and part of the Largest criminal inquiry in British history into child sexual abuse whilst in care of the local authorities and prior in the family home is a pretty big deal for me, as I’m sure it will be the same for all the other historical survivors and sadly those who have passed away, victims who took their own lives because they couldn’t live with the mental torment, so I regally visit the official website to catch up on daily updates to see how much progress they are making, if you or you know of someone directly involved with historical abuse scandal then you can always visit the site and read for yourselves, just use this link. check it out here
We Appreciate the below news is regarding events in 2015, but it’s necessary to show you as this is a huge part in Little boy Wonders fight to get justice for past, present and future victims and survivors of CSA including my self. Please download this free PDF to read about the challengers that we both faced, and still face today.
09 September 2015 Vol 22 * Issue 37 Go to page 10 Justice for Froggy campaign continued.
Unfortunately for Paul Little Boy Wonder There were never going to be any justice for me. In 2011/12 well before the Jimmy Saville scandal, I took it on myself to face up to my past and decided to Report again a third time to the Police about what happened to me as a child. I had to go through the process of three separate Police video interviews. This meant having to relive my past and open up severe scars, pain and tears of anger were to follow.
My first interview was regarding my Father, about his brutality, cruelty, beatings and mental torment from the beginning as far back as I could remember, which incidentally was 7 years old when I was living at 1 Hyde Terrace, Nottingham.
My second and most hardest interview was regarding My Father’s friend Roy Redwood. My Father let him into our home, he slept on a spare settee in the middle room of our terrace house, 16 Delta street new Basford Nottingham.
Beechwood children’s home Police interview was my third interview regarding my time in care of the local authorities. First they put me in St Martins children’s home in Bilbourough, Nottingham where I hated it there all I wanted was my Mother and Baby brother so I ran away to try and find them, but Unfortunately for me I was soon picked up by the local Police who then notified the Social Service who took me to my second home called Beechwood (Lindens) where I was subject to further sexual abuse, bullies from the other lads including the staff, it was a very hostile, cruel and brutal establishment for all the lads not just me, I witnessed cruelty from the staff onto other boys. This was meant to be a safe place away from my twisted old man and Redwood, but it was sadly far from it.
Take a look at some of the news regarding this Hell hole on earth, just use this link
Beechwood children’s home Closed down in 2006 demolished in 2014/15 I believe.
The homes, which have all since closed, were Bracken House in Thames Street, Bulwell; Ranskill Gardens, in Bestwood; Wood Nook, in Beechdale Road, Beechdale, and Risley Hall, Derbyshire, including Skegby hall, Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire.