Bryn Estyn care home in North Wales in 1992
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Child abuse: John Jillings sad at 'waste' of shelved report

As the Home Secretary announces a new police inquiry into allegations of child abuse in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, BBC Wales spoke to the author of a shelved report into children's homes which named names.

In his report, John Jillings named abusers and those considered negligent in failing to stop their activities, including social services.

But he says the report was shelved and shredded as the former Clwyd council feared legal action.

He told Peter Johnson on BBC Radio Wales he was sad at the waste of the time his team had spent investigating the issue.

  • 06 Nov 2012
  • From the section Wales