An independent investigation set up to examine allegations of historic child abuse in North Wales has received information from 105 victims in just one month.
Operation Pallial, led by Keith Bristow, director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA), is re-examining allegations of historic abuse and the original police investigations into the care homes abuse scandal.
The new inquiry was announced by Home Secretary Theresa May last month and 105 victims have come forward so far, the NCA confirmed.
Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey, from Merseyside Police, senior investigating officer for the inquiry, said: "Operation Pallial is investigating new allegations of historic child abuse, some from victims previously known about and some from victims who have come forward for the first time.
"All victims of abuse have a right to expect all allegations of abuse, no matter how much time has passed, to be investigated professionally and appropriately. We will do so.
"Equally importantly, if offenders are still alive, they must be identified, investigated and brought to justice, with those who still have access to children being prioritised."
A spokesman for the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) said Operation Pallial will assess all information recently received and review relevant historic police investigations before conducting fresh inquiries.
Victims have either contacted Operation Pallial directly, or have agreed to have their details forwarded by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) or Children's Commissioner for Wales.
Operation Pallial is being conducted by a full-time team of 27 experienced police officers and staff, drawn primarily from police forces in the North West of England, supported by members of Soca.
Victims now live throughout England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, in 22 police force areas outside of North Wales.