North Wales has been blighted with serious and ongoing allegations of child abuse since the 1970’s, and the latest in a long line of investigations into the scandal is published today.

The Macur Review, named after Lady Justice Macur, the judge in charge of producing this review, looks at allegations of abuse in children’s homes in North Wales between 1974 and 1996. This review follows several investigations that have come before it, including The Jillings Report, The Waterhouse Inquiry, also known as The Lost In Care Report, and Operation Pallial.


A statement on the review was also made today in the House of Commons.

UPDATE: The review, now published, recommends that no further investigations take place, finds no evidence of high profile child sexual abuse and suggests that correct materials be archived in future.

You can read the report in full here. 

The BBC have produced a thorough and well written summary of the history behind the uncovering of this abuse, if you’d like to find out more about the background to this review.