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Durham Constabulary investigation, historic abuse within Meadomsley Detention Centre 1961 - 1987

Details of Investigation

Durham Constabulary are supporting an investigation by Prisons and Probation Ombudsman into the abuse of young men and boys at Medomsley Detention Centre, in County Durham, between 1961-1987.

More than 2000 survivors have contacted police to report they were abused while detained at Medomsley and six former members of staff have since been convicted of abuse offences.

This new inquiry will not reinvestigate individual incidents but will instead review whether the authorities were aware of the abuse at the time and what, if any, action they took.

If you have any information which you believe could assist with the investigation or you were a victim of abuse, please click on the 'Submit Information' tab below. 




Contact Information

Helpline numbers and support:

Should you wish to access support, the following support services are available:

The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre - 03333 448283 -   

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 (Freephone 24 hour)

Working in Partnership with Durham Police and provide a 24 hr Contact Service for both adult and children

Samaritans - Freephone 24/7 - 116123

Victim Support 0808 1689111