Social worker link to abuse

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A social worker has been suspended following allegations made during a major police inquiry into child abuse.

South Wales police investigating allegations of child abuse at 33 children's homes passed information to Cambridgeshire County Council which suspended the 48-year old man.

A council spokesman said: "Police indicated he was involved in an inquiry relating to an alleged serious offence said to have been committed in the 1970s and the decision was taken to suspend him."

The man works as a front line social worker and is believed to have been employed in Cardiff 20 years ago.

South Wales Police have received more than 250 individual allegations of sexual and physical abuse made by former residents of homes.