Wollaton House, Wollaton

Wollaton House, Wollaton

Operation Daybreak

An investigation into abuse at a children’s care home has been widened to include other establishments.

In May it was revealed 26 former residents of the Beechwood home in Mapperley, Nottingham, had been awarded a total of £250,000 in compensation.

The city council said the claims were settled without an admission of liability but confirmed there were a “significant number” of other claims.

Now it has emerged these relate to 12 other care homes and secure units.

In 2010 Nottinghamshire Police launched Operation Daybreak, an investigation into allegations of abuse at Beechwood from the 1960s to 2000.

By last year this had widened to include four other homes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Now Nottingham City Council has confirmed compensation claims have been received in relation to 13 centres.

Nottinghamshire Police said it was actively investigating five homes with another four facing no further action.

The disclosures follow a BBC Freedom of Information request.

Officers also confirmed 10 men had been arrested with seven released with no further action; two on bail and still being investigated on suspicion of rape and that one man had since died during its investigation over rape allegations.

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Homes under scrutiny

  • Beechwood, Mapperley, Nottingham*+
  • Bracken House, Bulwell, Nottingham*+
  • Wood Nook, Beechdale, Nottingham*
  • Risley Hall, Derbyshire*
  • Amberdale, Stapleford*
  • Brick House, Radcliffe-on-Trent*
  • Forest Lodge, Hyson Green, Nottingham*
  • Greencroft, Clifton*
  • Laybrook, Mansfield*
  • Red Tiles, Bulwell*
  • Skegby Hall, Sutton-in-Ashfield*
  • Sycamore House, Sherwood, Nottingham*+
  • Wollaton House, Wollaton, Nottingham*+
  • Hazelwood, Nottingham+

(Key: *Compensation claims, +Under police investigation)

BBC News 14/09/14

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