‘Culture of cover-up’: hundreds of children abused in Lambeth care homes, says inquiry

The findings could hardly be more shocking. Children in care "treated as if they were worthless", while abusers were allowed to infiltrate children’s homes and foster care with "devastating, lifelong" consequences for their victims.

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This is according to a damning report into decades of abuse in the south London borough of Lambeth and the culture of cover-up presided over by the authorities – a report which one survivors’ group says still doesn’t get at the whole truth.

We should warn you: there are distressing details in this report..

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Children in Lambeth Council care subjected to ‘cruelty and abuse’

Children in the care of Lambeth Council were subjected to ‘levels of cruelty that are hard to comprehend’, an inquiry into historical child abuse has found.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s report said the council exposed children to situations where they were at risk of sexual abuse and knowingly kept staff who were a threat to children.

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Lambeth Care Home: ‘A snake pit of paedophilia’ – Victim

Philip Wells talks to Sky News about the abuse he endured at a children’s home run by Lambeth Council.

Mr Wells was ten-years-old at the time and assumed it was "normal behaviour" but decided to come forward after watching news stories of girls being abused in Rotherham.

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BREAKING: Children subjected to ‘cruelty & sexual abuse’ – Lambeth inquiry

An inquiry into historical abuse has found children in the care of Lambeth Council were subjected to "levels of cruelty and sexual abuse that are hard to comprehend".

By June 2020, the council received 705 complaints from former residents, but only one senior employee had been disciplined in over 40 years.

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