Sir Edward Heath’s supporters criticise police chief for ‘U-turn’ on inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police chief has been accused of performing a spectacular u-turn by failing to initiate a public inquiry into the controversial investigation of Sir Edward Heath.
Angus Macpherson, Wiltshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC), has repeatedly acknowledged the need for an inquiry amid claims that the force’s findings on historical child sex abuse allegations were uncorroborated and failed to justify the time and expense officers were afforded.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2018

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St Hugh’s College in Oxford sets up harassment inquiry – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in harassment, inquiries, news, universities by tracey

‘Allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment at an Oxford University college will be investigated by an independent inquiry.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Ex-Rochdale council leader lied to us, child abuse inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, perjury, sexual offences by tracey

‘Rochdale’s recently resigned council leader is facing a possible police investigation after an official inquiry concluded that he lied under oath about child sexual abuse allegations.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2018

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The Leveson Inquiry Wrapped up Early, So What Does This Mean for Free Speech and Privacy? – RightsInfo

‘The public inquiry into media ethics following the phone-hacking scandal of 2011 will not be concluded in full. Why is this happening, and what does it mean for freedom of speech and our right to privacy?’

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RightsInfo, 4th April 2018

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Grenfell Tower inquiry to open with tributes to 71 victims of blaze – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in fire, health & safety, housing, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will open with individual portraits of and tributes to the 71 victims of the blaze, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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Undercover policing inquiry: Chairman urged to quit – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in anonymity, demonstrations, disclosure, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Campaigners have walked out of a public inquiry into undercover policing, demanding that the chairman stand down or appoint a full panel.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2018

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Grenfell inquiry to have most core participants in UK history – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2018 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘More than 530 individuals and organisations have been granted core participant status for the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, which resumes preliminary hearings on Wednesday. The number of accredited parties underlines the breadth of the disaster’s impact and the challenge facing Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the retired appeal court judge chairing the investigation. Three individuals are being allowed to remain anonymous. It is believed to be the largest number accredited to a public inquiry in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Leveson inquiry: government confirms second stage axed – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in inquiries, interception, media, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘The culture secretary, Matt Hancock, confirmed on Thursday that the government would drop plans for the second phase of the Leveson inquiry into press standards launched in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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Calls for inquiry over financial abuse of vulnerable care home residents as figures show 13,000 have been affected – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2018 in care homes, elderly, freedom of information, inquiries, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘Care home managers reported almost 13,000 concerns that vulnerable residents were experiencing financial abuse in the past four years, new figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2018

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Police launch review of UK firearms operations – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in firearms, inquiries, news, police by sally

‘A national review into the planning of firearms operations has been launched following concerns raised at an inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in charities, inquiries, news, prostitution, sexual offences by sally

‘The Charity Commission is to begin an investigation into Oxfam’s handling of a sex scandal in which staff hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2018

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Robert Trigg: Police ‘missed chances’ to catch double killer – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2018 in domestic violence, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘The family of a woman murdered by her boyfriend five years after he killed another partner say they are “finally being taken seriously”. An inquiry found Sussex Police “missed opportunities” when investigating the deaths of Susan Nicholson, 52, in 2011 and Caroline Devlin, 35, in 2006. Robert Trigg, 52, was convicted last year of killing them both.
The findings have now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), the force said.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2018

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Child abuse inquiry admits its doubts over Westminster paedophile claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The central reason for setting up the £100 million national child abuse inquiry was called into doubt by its own lawyers as it ruled out investigating lurid claims of a Westminster paedophile ring made by fantasists. The inquiry also announced that people making accusations of child sex abuse against politicians and other VIPs will routinely be referred to as ‘complainants’ rather than victims or survivors – in an apparent acknowledgment that many of the claims have proved to be false.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2018

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Online child sex abuse referred to Met increased by 700% since 2014 – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, London, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected incidents of online child sexual abuse referred to the Metropolitan police has increased by 700% since 2014, an inquiry has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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MPs launch inquiry to consider tougher laws on sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in harassment, inquiries, news, parliament, sex discrimination, sexual offences by sally

‘The government must urgently strengthen laws around sexual harassment to stop abuse continuing on “an industrial scale”, according to a coalition of MPs, union leaders and women’s groups.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Met officers who wrongly arrested black man put through misconduct hearings – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in compensation, complaints, inquiries, misfeasance in public office, news by tracey

‘Four police officers who wrongly arrested a black man for stealing a bicycle in London when told that the suspect was white have been put through misconduct hearings.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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‘Serious failing’: inquiry to scrutinise Toby Young’s OfS appointment – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in education, government departments, inquiries, news, universities by tracey

‘An inquiry has been launched into the “serious failing” of appointing Toby Young to the board of the Office for Students without studying his long history of incendiary comments, the commissioner for public appointments has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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Lords vote for second Leveson probe into press conduct – BBC News

‘Peers have backed a proposal that would require Theresa May to proceed with the second stage of the Leveson inquiry.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2018

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Grenfell Tower fire: Police ask for £38m to fund investigation – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2018 in budgets, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has asked the Home Office to pay £38m for its Grenfell Tower fire investigation.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2018

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Human rights commission to launch its own Grenfell fire inquiry – The Guardian

‘Britain’s human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that will examine whether the government and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea failed in their duties to protect life and provide safe housing.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2017

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