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Jillings report: 'Extensive' abuse at children's homes

8 July 2013 Last updated at 19:31 BST

A report written 17 years ago, has finally been published, identifying long-term "extensive" abuse at children's homes in north Wales during the 1970s through to the 1990s.

Abuse allegations at several children's homes, including the former Bryn Estyn home in Wrexham, emerged in the 1990s.

An inquiry by John Jillings was carried out in 1996 but shelved due to fears there would be compensation claims.

The 300-page report was initially written in 1996 after it was commissioned by the former Clwyd County Council, which covered the areas now represented by Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham councils.

Hywel Griffith reports.

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