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Hundreds of children 'abused by predatory carers'

Hundreds of children were sexually abused by predatory foster carers and residential home staff who were allowed to thrive, an inquiry has found.Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County councils exposed vulnerable children to repeated rapes and physical abuse, a report said.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse said sexualised behaviour by staff was "tolerated or overlooked".It said it had received about 350 complaints dating back to the 1960s.In its report, it said this was the biggest number of allegations of child sexual abuse for any of its investigations so far and added the "true scale is likely to be higher".The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the abuse was widespread "for more than five ...