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Former Quarriers 'house mother' avoids jail after horrific campaign of child cruelty

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A former Renfrewshire children’s home boss has avoided jail after being found guilty of force-feeding kids, hitting them with shoes and making them stand for “prolonged periods” in darkness.

Cruel Anne Whitty carried out abuse on 12 children at Quarriers Home in Bridge of Weir during her spell as ‘house mother’ between 1974 and 2003.

Yesterday at Paisley Sheriff Court, Sheriff Tom McCartney slammed Whitty, of Turnhill Drive in Erskine, for the abuse she carried out for 29 years and praised her brave victims for speaking out.

He said: “The victims were children, vulnerable children placed in your care and protection. You were in a position of trust.

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