The Historical Abuse Database

Ty Mawr children’s home near Abergavenny in west Wales.

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Proof it did exist, from The Guardian, September 2000.

Seventy-five investigations into serial abuse of children at care homes, with allegations in many dating back to the 1960s and 1970s, are being pursued in England and Wales, police revealed yesterday.  A confidential list of suspected offenders has linked 36 people to abuse in more than one area of the country, suggesting paedophile rings operated undetected for decades.

More than 370 men and women are being investigated for a range of serious sexual abuses, and officers have compiled 1,700 names of suspected paedophiles for future inquiries.

The details were released yesterday by Chief Superintendent Ian Johnston of Gwent police, which has been instrumental in setting up the national historical abuse database. This was launched last October to help forces coordinate paedophile investigations and follow Gwent’s exhaustive inquiry into the abuse of children at the Ty Mawr children’s home near Abergavenny in…

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