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REPORT INTO NORTH WALES CHILDREN'S HOME ABUSE DUE TODAY

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The report of the judicial inquiry into abuse in North Wales children's homes will be published this afternoon, BBC...
The report of the judicial inquiry into abuse in North Wales children's homes will be published this afternoon, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

It is likely to find huge failings in social services management and

criticise the Welsh Office for lack of oversight of local authorities, Today reported.

Malcolm King, a former chair of Clwyd CC social services who helped to

expose the abuse, told the programme: 'We need to make sure that more

abusers are prosecuted and I believe that people in senior positions who clearly knew what was going on should also be prosecuted for criminal negligence'.

He added: 'I believe even though many changes have already come about we are still losing the war to protect out children'.

Jo Williams, President of the Association of Directors of Social Services, told Today the abuse was terrible but, 'we didn't know about it at the time'.

She said many improvements had been made. 'I'm confident that we're putting in safeguards and listening to children in a way we never did before. But we cannot be complacent, we must be vigilant all the time'.

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