St Aidan’s and St Vincent’s
33.St Aidan’s and St Vincent’s were two of five homes at the centre of the litigation that became known as the “North West Child Abuse Cases”. The defendant was the same in both: the Nugent Care Society.
34.In respect of St Aidan’s, we currently only have one core participant directly associated with this case study: RSA. Although the Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary has not applied for core participant status, he has made it clear that Cheshire Police will co-operate fully with the investigation and seek to provide any relevant material. However, as noted above, at present we have no core participant victims and survivors from St Aidan’s. We would encourage any victims and survivors from St Aidan’s who wish to be core participants or witnesses to come forward. If no one approaches the Inquiry within a reasonable time then we will need to consider whether it is appropriate for St Aidan’s to remain a case study in this investigation.
Nugent Care still operate today as care providers. They also run fostering services.
One of their homes is an unlisted secure unit.
I believe the investigation should look at Nugent Care as a group of homes. Their staff would have been interchangable just as they were with Bryn Alyn Community.