The social worker who exposed child abuse in Islington’s care homes backs calls for a fresh criminal investigation


Islington Tribune, 9th November 2012

By Andrew Johnson

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for a fresh criminal investigation into child abuse allegations which rocked Islington 20 years ago.

The Town Hall’s head of children’s services, Labour councillor Richard Watts, said he would support any new criminal investigation.

Allegations of paedophile rings operating throughout Britain in the 1970s and 80s continue to emerge in the wake of the Jimmy Savile revelations.

On Tuesday, Home Secretary Theresa May ordered a review of the police investigation into abuse at North Wales care homes in the 1970s and 80s.

Now whistleblower Liz Davies, who as an Islington social worker exposed the horrific abuse in the borough’s care homes in 1992, backed calls for a fresh criminal investigation after being contacted by the Tribune.

“An investigation would stop more abuse,” said Ms Davies, a senior lecturer in child protection at London Metropolitan University.
“We need a…

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