More than 70 children and young adults are seeking compensation from local authorities for physical and sexual abus...
More than 70 children and young adults are seeking compensation from local authorities for physical and sexual abuse allegedly suffered when in children's homes, the Independent reports (p1).
Lawyers acting for the group say the action is both unprecedented and an indictment of institutional childcare during the past two decades.
Most of the people only realised they had the right to seek damages after the heard about the 'pindown' report in Staffordshire, the paper reports.
Many councils are said to be concerned by the actions as insurers are reluctant to underwrite potential court awards for child abuse, the paper reports.