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KIDS HOMES SCANDAL

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro-paedophile group today appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Islington Survivors Network has received donations totalling £320 since the Gazette’s front page appeal, but it desperately needs more.

A landmark inquiry into alleged historic links between a former mayor of Islington and pro-paedophile groups has been opened by a top barrister – thanks to a Gazette investigation.

Islington Council has appointed a top family lawyer to begin its probe into a former mayor’s alleged links to a pro-paedophile group.

The original whistleblower on the kids’ homes scandal said she was pleased to “have a voice” in the town hall for “the first time ever” – but warned: “We are here for however long it takes.”

The appalling child abuse scandal that shames Islington’s past was not just limited to kids under the council’s care, it has been claimed.

The leader of Islington Council was tonight forced to admit the town hall was “culpable” for the horrific kids’ homes abuse scandal that blights the borough’s past.

I welcome news that a QC will be appointed to review this newspaper’s investigation into former chair of social services Sandy Marks’ alleged links to pro-paedophile activists.

Islington Council will order an independent inquiry into a former mayor’s alleged links to pro-paedophile groups, thanks to a Gazette investigation.

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