Thursday, March 27, 2014

Claims that Jimmy Savile abused children in more than TWENTY schools and children’s homes across England

Claims that disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile abused children in more than 20 children’s homes and schools across England are to be investigated.

Allegations dating back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have been handed to the Department for Education (DfE) following a review of documents by the Metropolitan Police.

Local authorities and other relevant institutions have been asked to further investigate the claims, Education Secretary Michael Gove said in a written statement.

Among children’s homes and schools to be further investigated are Henshaw School for the Blind, one of four institutions in Savile’s birthplace of Leeds, and a Barnardo’s children’s home in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Children’s homes and schools in focus are spread across England, including Bournemouth, Devon, Gloucestershire, Leeds, London and Manchester among other areas.  (more...)

No comments:

Post a Comment