The report authors sat for 80 days and took evidence from workers, children, lawyers and politicians.
It was damning to say the least.
Central News broke the embargo on the report, but it was always destined for the front pages of all the newspapers in the UK, tabloid and broadsheet. It was a scandal of massive proportions, and led to changes in The Children Act. Then health minster Virginia Bottomley praised my work on the story, saying such a regime must never happen again.