Historic Abuse in North Wales

Operation Pallial


Keith Bristow, Director General of the National Crime Agency, has been asked by the Chief Constable of North Wales Police to examine specific, recent allegations made in relation to historic abuse. This criminal investigation, called Operation Pallial, will look at recently received information and the historic police investigation and provide a public report with recommendations to the Chief Constable and Home Secretary.

Contact details

Victims and witnesses who have information about historic abuse can contact Operation Pallial incident room on 0800 118 1199.

Can we help?

If you need independent advice and support from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ office before contacting the incident room please contact our Investigation and Advice Officers who are on hand Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm to help.

The Macur Review

This independent review was chaired by Mrs Justice Macur DBE. The purpose of the review was to consider the scope of Sir Ronald Waterhouse’s inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the Gwynedd and Clwyd Council areas.

Following completion of the review, recommendations were presented by Mrs Justice Macur to the Secretary of State for Justice and the Secretary of State for Wales.