Berry Hill Open Air School, Mansfield

Berry Hill Open Air School, Mansfield

Operation Xeres is looking into allegations between the 1940s and 1990s, relating to former care homes, schools and a youth detention centre.

The homes include Skegby Hall, YOI Whatton, Repton Lodge in Worksop, Laybrook, Berry Hill Open Air School and The Ridge in Mansfield, Amberdale in Stapleford, Ashley House in Worksop, South Collingham Hall, and Caudwell House in Southwell

The allegations range from low-level physical abuse to serious sexual abuse.

First charges announced Mansford & Ashfield Chad 28/10/15

Inquiry into historic abuse at Nottinghamshire children’s homes

Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed an inquiry is underway to investigate a number of allegations of historic abuse affecting ten former children’s homes or residential premises in the County of Nottinghamshire.

The Operation Xeres team is investigating a small number of complaints of historic physical, emotional, mental and sexual abuse reported by people who were in care for a variety of reasons, but who are now adults.

The inquiry is looking at allegations dating between 1940 and the 1990s at Skegby Hall, the former Whatton Young Offenders Institution, Repton Lodge in Worksop, Laybrook in Mansfield, Berry Hill Open Air School in Mansfield, The Ridge in Mansfield, Amberdale in Stapleford, Ashley House in Worksop, South Collingham Hall, and Cauldwell House in Southwell.

None of the allegations relate to the premises’ current use.

ITV 08/04/15