Care Homes – Islington to compensate sex abuse victims

29th April, 2021 1:32 pm

Islington Council in London is to spend around £16m compensating victims of child sex abuse.

As many as 2,000 people could come forward after being abused in care homes over almost three decades.

The local authority’s compensation scheme will pay £8,000 to anyone who suffered abuse while under its care. The move has been welcomed by campaigners from the Islington Survivors Network, but they have expressed frustration with the police’s handling of the matter.

Particular ire is directed at Sue Akers, a retired Met Police deputy assistant commissioner in charge of child abuse investigations in Islington in 1995 when a report was published. Documents submitted to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse show how she rejected calls for a police probe, saying it would be “counterproductive.”

Source: Mail on Sunday 

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