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Image caption Survivors of the regime at Beechwood have described an environment in which sexual abuse was rife. For decades, young people at a Nottinghamshire children's home were subjected to a regime of sexual and physical abuse. Boys and girls were watched while washing, groomed and assaulted in their beds. Laura was one of those children. One of the witnesses at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) , she has been speaking to the BBC about her time at the notorious Beechwood Community Home. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS DETAILS OF CHILD ABUSE SOME READERS WILL FIND UPSETTING. Laura came home from school one day to find her suitcases packed and a social worker waiting for her. Feeling "totally abandoned" and "absolutely heartbroken", she was taken into Enderleigh, one of the four units comprising the Beechwood children's home in Mapperley, just outside Nottingham city centre... Full story

18 June