Melanie Shaw Awareness Day, Manchester 2019
"A woman in her 40s has been awarded more than £20,000 in criminal damages over the sexual abuse she suffered at Beechwood children’s home over 30 years ago."
"The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was a resident at the home in Mapperley in the 1980s."
"The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which is a Government agency, has awarded the former resident £22,000 damages."
"This is despite the fact that the people she said had abused her did not face any charges against her..."
"Although the location of Beechwood is within the city boundaries, it was being run by the county council during the time the woman was there."
"The council has already paid out over £2.5m to more than 125 people in civil compensation to people who were in children's homes and foster care."
"Of the civil claims made to both the city and county councils, more than 140 relate to Beechwood."