More than 160 adults who claim they were abused in a sex scandal that rocked children’s homes in South Wales have been paid a total of £3m in compensation.
Around £1m of this has been paid to former residents of homes or approved schools in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, an Echo investigation has revealed.
The compensation was paid out following Operation Goldfinch, a police inquiry into claims of abuse of children in care including approved schools and residential homes 20 and 30 years ago.
Many of the claims were made by solicitors as part of a group litigation.
The figures have not been made public before but were revealed after an 18-month investigation and a series of Freedom of Information Act requests made by the Echo (more)