Young Offenders’ Institute, Whatton, Nottinghamshire

Young Offenders’ Institute, Whatton, Nottinghamshire

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


Whatton historical sex abuse claims made by former detainee

  • 13 January 2015

A man has claimed he was sexually abused by a senior prison officer at a young offenders institute in the 1970s.

Nigel Berrington spent six months in Whatton Detention Centre, Nottinghamshire – now an adult prison.

He said deputy governor Keith Innes regularly sexually and physically abused him during his detention.

His claim was investigated by Nottinghamshire Police, who found Mr Innes had since died.

Law firm Jordans Solicitors said it has been contacted by a further seven people who were held at Whatton between the 1960s and 1980s and claim to have suffered abuse.

BBC 13/01/15