Useful summary article with links from Cleveland, and comparing with Rotherham today.
The report of the Butler-Sloss inquiry into child abuse in Cleveland (HMSO, Cm 412) was published on 6 July 1988. (A helpful summary of the report from BMJ of 16 July 1988 is at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1834212/ .) On 21 August 2014 the report of Prof Alexis Jay into child sexual exploitation was published (http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1407/independent_inquiry_cse_in_rotherham ) and is now the subject of a Commons Committee inquiry.
A discretionary inquiry (ie not under Inquiries Act 2005) has been set up by the Home Secretary on to inquire into child sexual abuse, though in controversial circumstances (see eg http://dbfamilylaw.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/csainquiry-open-letter-to-fiona-woolf-on-bias/ in relation to the role of its proposed chair Fiona Woolf). Its terms of reference are yet to be published.
In a very different part of the same child protection forest, Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has set up a work group which has issued…
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