The Inquiry has today published its report on the Accountability and Reparations investigation, which focuses on the aftermath of child sexual abuse and the legal process of claiming compensation.

The report finds that neither the criminal or civil justice system is able to effectively deliver the redress that victims and survivors seek, with many finding the processes baffling, frustrating, hostile and futile.

During 15 days of public hearings, the Inquiry heard from 40 witnesses including insurance brokers, lawyers, police officers and survivors.

While some survivors said no amount of money could make up for what they had been through, others wanted financial compensation to recognise the abuse and to compensate for lost education or unfulfilled careers.

Many simply sought acknowledgement or an apology from the institution where the abuse took place, while others spoke of having their “day in court”.

The investigation considered five key case studies from the 1960s to the present day: North Wales children’s homes; Forde Park school in Devon; St Leonard’s children’s home in London; St Aidan’s and St Vincent’s children’s homes in Cheshire and Merseyside and Stanhope Castle school in County Durham.

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Accountability and Reparations for Victims and Survivors of Abuse