‘Endemic’ child abuse was part of everyday life, inquiry told

Children lived in fear due to the “widespread abuse” of potentially thousands of boys and girls in care homes, an inquiry into child abuse has been told.

Decades of abuse at residential institutions, including the former Quarriers Village cottages in Inverclyde, is being investigated by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

The inquiry has heard evidence of sexual, physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon children by employees at the village, which served as a child residential institution from the 19th century until the 1980s.

Stuart Gale QC, on behalf of the Former Boys and Girls…
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