They claim Police and Council bosses are conducting an internal review without the full involvement of survivors.
For months campaigners have been calling for an independent public inquiry into alleged sexual abuse at care homes in Nottinghamshire.
They say the sheer scale of people coming forward, claiming they were abused at care homes across the city and county means it is essential.
David Hollas from the Nottinghamshire Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry Action Group said:
But instead of discussing the framework of an inquiry, David Hollas claims the authorities told him they were conducting an internal review. A position that’s left some survivors deeply unhappy.
In April this year a second investigation, dubbed Operation Xeres, was launched into allegations of historic child abuse at a number of different care facilities in the county.
So far two people have been charged with offences, and are currently being processed through the courts.
Three people are on police bail pending further enquiries. And detectives say they’re currently investigating allegations of abuse by more than 200 people.
Police and Council bosses say they do want more alleged victims to come forward, but that any process mustn’t prejudice the criminal investigation, or undermine the prospect of securing convictions.
Nigel O’Mara disagrees. He represents WhiteFlowers – an organisation which supports and campaigns for the rights of child abuse victims. He believes the decision by the authorities NOT to hold an open public inquiry is a mistake.
In a statement they told ITV News News Central: