Physical and sexual abuse was endemic in children’s homes and residential care say, survivors

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that 39 percent of children sexually abused in residential care also experienced physical abuse – and a fear of retribution stopped many victims from speaking out.

Based on the accounts of almost 200 victims and survivors who came forward to the Truth Projectthe report analyses experiences of abuse in establishments such as children’s homes, secure children’s homes and accommodation for care leavers under 18.

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