Is this Inquiry working for survivors we ask. Do we get some insights from experiences to date?
Is the ”partnership” with NSPCC effective – and for whom?
Do we – the concerned paying public – have confidence in the people and processes?
Let’s review the track record?
An Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in England and Wales was announced by the British Home Secretary, Theresa May, on 7 July 2014. The inquiry was established to examine how the country’s institutions handled their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.[
The first two chairs appointed to the original panel inquiry were Baroness Butler-Sloss (appointed 8 July 2014, stepped down 14 July 2014) and Fiona Woolf (appointed 5 September 2014, stepped down 31 October 2014). The reasons for their withdrawal in both cases were objections related to their perceived closeness to individuals and establishments which would be investigated.
Two chairs withdrew because of closeness to individuals and establishments which “WOULD BE INVESTIGATED”
The wiki wording surely implies that Leon Brittan (Fiona Woolf’s bette noire) WILL BE INVESTIGATED in relation to child sexual abuse? (The Jane rape allegation has nothing to do with CSA – so why that was a focus of the HSAC grilling of Tom Watson is potentially revealing.)
Bishop Ball – that’s just one of Butler-Sloss’s ‘closeness to individuals’ – has now been tried and sentenced. The implication is that Sir Havers, (her brother) as a former Attorney General, will also be investigated – in relation to many questionable actions – not least his stance on Sir Peter Hayman
Now 15 months into the Inquiry – after numerous “re-sets” – what’s the latest?
The inquiry admitted that, due to a change in its website address, any submissions through an online form between September 14 and October 2 was ‘instantly and permanently deleted’ before it reached staff.
Curiously, research information not only appears to have ‘reached staff’ – but also to have been shared with police and council officials over that period.
Whilst that is the positive aspect – the negative is that private survivor testimony somehow became bundled up with the research data – even tho there was no contextual relationship………………
In essence, info regarding Prospects for Young People (concerning Steven Elliot – ex Bryn Alyn director) was submitted on a research/child protection basis – not as survivor testimony.
Fuller details of Breach Of Information
Maybe – (serendipity?) – NSPCC’s staff passing on the information has prompted an investigation into the Bryn Alyn connections, since although Pallial and the Council had all the details previously, it is only now that there has been any attempt to follow up.
Being generous – let’s put that down as an inadvertent plus for NSPCC staff?
Is a BIG MINUS
Leon Brittan has not been cleared. Simply the CPS and police did not proceed with the ‘Jane rape’ case charges. So Wanless is still being witless – coupled to his inability to find documents, he is now spreading disinfo.
From the HSAC with Keith Vaz: