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IICSA publishes report on children in care of Nottinghamshire Councils

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report into the institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils. The report can be found here.

The Inquiry found that “The sexual abuse of children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils was widespread in both residential and foster care in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s“.

Counsel to the Nottingham investigation were all from Outer Temple Chambers: Patrick Sadd, Paul Livingston, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib.

The Inquiry received accounts of sexual abuse from around 350 people formerly in the care of the Councils, but noted that the true number of accounts was likely to be higher. The investigation included cases studies on Beechwood children’s home, foster care and the harmful sexual behaviour of children in care.

The report is a culmination of an investigation lasting over three years. Fifteen days of public hearings were held in October 2018, which included live evidence from 46 witnesses who were questioned by lead counsel Patrick and by Paul.

The Nottinghamshire Councils investigation is one of fourteen strands of the Inquiry. Paul, Olinga, and Imogen are also instructed as Junior Counsel to the investigations into Child Sexual Exploitation by Organised Networks, Religious Organisations and Settings, and the Institutional Responses to Allegations Concerning Lord Janner respectively.

You can find media articles about the report as below:

You can find earlier media report on the Nottingham hearings here.

News 31 Jul, 2019


Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Olinga Tahzib

Call: 2016

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