Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ex-senior judge Butler-Sloss to head child sex abuse inquiry

Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss: 'We will begin this important work as soon as possible.'
Retired senior judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, 80, has been named as the chairman of a wide-ranging review into historical child sex abuse.
Lady Butler-Sloss led the Cleveland child abuse inquiry in the late 1980s.
Mark Sedwill, the Home Office's top civil servant, answering MPs' questions about historical child abuse allegations, said he was determined "to put this right".
"As a citizen, as a parent, I shudder when I think about this," he said.
Mr Sedwill was asked by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee how his department lost or destroyed 114 files that could have shed light on alleged abuse.
The files were discovered to be missing following a review Mr Sedwill commissioned last year into the Home Office's handling of child abuse allegations between 1979 and 1999. He said the review had found no evidence that they had been removed or destroyed "inappropriately".
Mr Sedwill said the files had been identified as missing after a database of 750,000 files were trawled by an investigator using search terms including "child abuse", "paedophilia" and "PIE", as the Paedophile Information Exchange was known.
Mark Sedwill
Mr Sedwill said he did not know the names of the missing files or how large they were and said he had not looked at the list of missing files. He also said that it would not have been "proper" for the Home Secretary to read the report into how her department had handled the 1980s claims.
Committee chairman Keith Vaz said he would like to have a copy of the list of missing files by Friday.
Baroness Butler-Sloss's broader, independent inquiry, will look at how seriously public bodies and other important institutions have taken their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.
'Appalling cases'
The probe aims to address public concern over failings exposed by recent child sex abuse cases involving celebrities such as Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris.
Mr Sedwill said Lady Butler-Sloss's inquiry would not be pursing individual cases, although she would want to hear cases of that type.
She was determined to "leave no stone unturned", he said, adding that he was sure her report would "be thorough and complete".
Announcing the peer's appointment, Home Secretary Theresa May said: "In recent years we have seen appalling cases of organised and persistent child sex abuse that have exposed serious failings by public bodies and important institutions.
"That is why the government has established an independent panel of experts to consider whether these organisations have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse."

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Baroness Butler-Sloss said: "I'm honoured to have been invited to lead this inquiry - the next step is to appoint the panel and agree the terms of reference. We will begin this important work as soon as possible."
Lady Butler-Sloss was coroner for the inquests into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed until she stepped down in 2007.
Her report on child sex abuse in Cleveland during the 1980s - which had led to more than 100 children being removed from their families - resulted in the Children's Act 1989.
As part of a two-pronged attack on child abuse, Home Secretary Theresa May announced on Monday a separate review, headed by the NSPCC's Peter Wanless, which would focus on concerns the Home Office failed to act on allegations of child sex abuse contained in a dossier handed over in the 1980s by former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.
Mr Sedwill told MPs that the Wanless review would be given independent legal advice from Richard Whittam, QC, First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court.


NWN: Well this should  be a great comfort to Lord Janner and Lord Brittan !  Talk about keeping it in the family. A 'whitewash' is on the cards here.


Anonymous said...


She apologise for telling lies in public here.

GWR said...

Let's see........all 3 are in the establishment. All 3 are lawyers. All 3 will know each other.

Is she jewish as well ?

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Anonymous said...

Butler-Sloss sister of the Attorney General who helped bury the Dickens Dossiers and closed down the investigation into Elm Guest House, to chair abuse inquiry??


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Anonymous said...

This Grand Inquisition won't find 'the truth' of child sex abuse

Theresa May's effort to deflect accusations of a cover-up over child sex crimes will do little to deter abusers or help victims.


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Anonymous said...

The Government are wheeling out Establishment figures, intelligence insiders and child abuse apologists to orchestrate another child abuse white-wash with the People paying the bill.

Who does Theresa May and Cameron appoint to chair the National child abuse Inquiry but the sister of one of the men who buried the Dickens dossiers!!

Baroness Butler-Sloss is sister to Robert Michael Oldfield Havers, Baron Havers,QC .’


Anonymous said...

Butler-Sloss: I won't quit as head of abuse inquiry
Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss said work on the child sex abuse review would begin as soon as possible
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The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review has insisted she will not quit over her family connection with a previous probe.

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was chosen by the home secretary to head the inquiry into allegations of historical abuse.

But Labour's Simon Danczuk said her position was tainted because her late brother, Sir Michael Havers, was Attorney General in the 1980s.

The peer said: "If people think I am not suitable then that's up to them."

Baroness Butler-Sloss was announced on Tuesday as head of a wide-ranging probe into how allegations of abuse by politicians and other powerful figures in public institutions such as the NHS, the church and the BBC in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s were handled.

But MPs and victims claim she is too close to the establishment, particularly as Sir Michael was Attorney General at the time of the alleged paedophile scandal.
Sir Michael Havers Sir Michael Havers, pictured here in 1965
Nigel Havers The actor Nigel Havers is Sir Michael Havers' son and Lady Butler-Sloss's nephew

Sir Michael faced criticism after he sought to stop Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens from naming in Parliament a top diplomat - Sir Peter Hayman - as a paedophile in the early 1980s.

But Lady Butler-Sloss said she was unaware of her brother's role as Attorney General during the paedophile controversy in the 1980s.

"I know absolutely nothing about it," she told the BBC.

Asked if she would consider her position or make further comment if calls continued for her to stand down, she added: "I am certainly not going to be talking to the BBC or anyone else about this any further."

Mr Danczuk, who has investigated child sex abuse allegations against former Liberal MP Cyril Smith, said the revelations of a family connection with Sir Michael meant Lady Butler-Sloss' position was compromised.

"I think the government should think again in terms of who they have appointed for this position," he said.

"I think she should consider her position. I find it quite surprising that neither she nor the government realised her relationship with her brother was connected to Geoffrey Dickens.

"It beggars belief that that wasn't considered in the first place."

Henry said...

Danczuk said:

"I think the government should think again in terms of who they have appointed for this position...I think she should consider her position. I find it quite surprising that neither she nor the government realised her relationship with her brother was connected to Geoffrey Dickens."

"It beggars belief that that wasn't considered in the first place."

Of course it was "considered"

It was considered an advantage in keeping the truth buried.

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Baroness Butler-Sloss criticised over previous 'flawed' paedophile report

The retired judge appointed to lead the Government's major review of child sex abuse allegations admitted 'inaccuracies' in similar report two years ago


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Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

retired President of the Family Division & judge in Court of Appeal


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