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Council and police apologise to victims of child sexual abuse during major inquiry

United Kingdom (UK)
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Speaking on behalf on the police, Samantha Leek QC said: “It is clear that the institutions and systems in place did not protect those children from abuse. Where abuse did happen, in many cases there were barriers to disclosure by complainants and where disclosure was made, institutions, including the police, did not always respond appropriately.

“The consequences for the survivors have been serious and lifelong. Where the inactions or actions of the police has in any way exacerbated or prolonged the pain suffered by any complainant, the chief constable would like to apologise sincerely and deeply on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police.”