Everybody has failed

By Ann McGauran | 02 August 2021

‘Looked after children’ has never seemed more of a misnomer than when used in the context of the sexual abuse experienced by children in the care of Lambeth over several decades since the 1960s.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) Children in the care of Lambeth Council Investigation Report looks at five of Lambeth LBC’s residential children’s units – Angell Road, South Vale Assessment Centre, the Shirley Oaks complex, Ivy House and Monkton Street. The last two cared for children with complex needs and communication difficulties. The report also examines the council’s foster care service.

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