Daughter of woman whose corpse was abused loses High Court inquiry fight – The Independent

‘A woman whose mother’s corpse was abused by a necrophiliac murderer has lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Sajid Javid over arrangements for a public inquiry.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Unequal impact of Covid should be part of UK inquiry, says chair – The Guardian

‘The chair of the UK Covid-19 public inquiry has urged the prime minister to significantly widen its scope to better examine the pandemic’s unequal impact on minority ethnic people, on children and on mental health.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2022

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MPs lament “missed opportunities” of court reform programme – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have “missed opportunities to swiftly deliver an ambitious court reform programme”, MPs on the justice select committee say today.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2022

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Social workers failed to act quickly to protect neglected toddler, inquiry says – The Guardian

‘Social workers failed to act to protect a vulnerable toddler less than three weeks before she was hospitalised with a broken arm, despite warnings that she was neglected and at risk of harm, an inquiry report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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The Observer view on failures of the child protection system – The Guardian

‘Two decades after the Victoria Climbié case led to an inquiry, recent deaths show we have learned little from such tragedies.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2022

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Logan Mwangi: mother, stepfather and unnamed teen found guilty of murder – The Guardian

‘A five-year-old boy was murdered by his mother, stepfather and a 14-year-old youth after months of abuse and imprisonment in the “dungeon” of his small, dark bedroom, a jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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David Fuller: Head of inquiry says investigations will be ‘thorough’ – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2022 in families, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, sexual offences, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘The man leading the independent inquiry into David Fuller’s “awful” mortuary abuses said those who do not cooperate will be publicly named.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Shrewsbury maternity report: Uncovering the biggest NHS maternity scandal – BBC News

‘A damning report this week revealed the catastrophic failings at an NHS trust, where at least 201 babies and nine mothers might have survived with better maternity care. Michael Buchanan has led the BBC’s investigation into the scandal and first reported concerns five years ago, but he says he’s not done in Shrewsbury yet.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Shropshire baby deaths: The harrowing stories that informed the inquiry – The Independent

‘Investigator Donna Ockenden’s team has recorded the harrowing stories of children and mothers dying at the hands of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2022

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Inquiry investigates deaths of 1,500 NHS mental health patients in Essex – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquiries, medical treatment, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘The first inquiry of its kind held in England is investigating the deaths of 1,500 people who died while being cared for as patients of NHS mental health services in Essex.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2022

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Manchester Arena attack: Mum wants right to register son’s death – BBC News

‘The mother of a teenager murdered in the Manchester Arena bombing is campaigning for the right to register the death of her child. Caroline Curry, whose 19-year-old son Liam died, urged the home secretary to “look in her heart” and change the law. Current legislation prevents family members from registering the deaths of loved ones who are the focus of inquests or public inquiries.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2022

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UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

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Met’s handling of police corruption ‘not fit for purpose’ – The Independent

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police’s approach to tackling corruption within its ranks is “fundamentally flawed” and is “not fit for purpose”, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 22nd March 2022

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Ministers failed to allow parliament opportunity to scrutinise UK Covid laws – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2022 in bills, coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news, parliament by tracey

‘Ministers failed to allow parliament enough opportunity to scrutinise the sweeping laws passed to tackle the Covid pandemic, according to a cross-party committee of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Statutory public inquiries: the Inquiries Act 2005 – House of Commons Library

Posted March 17th, 2022 in inquiries, news by tracey

‘A briefing paper explaining the Inquiries Act 2005, issues arising from the holding of statutory public inquiries, and summary notes on the progress of active statutory inquiries.’

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House of Commons Library, 14th March 2022

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Home Secretary appoints chair to Sturgess inquiry – Home Office

Posted March 11th, 2022 in government departments, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Today, the Home Secretary has announced that Lord Hughes of Ombersley will chair the inquiry into the death of Dawn Sturgess, who died in July 2018 following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok.’

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Home Office, 10th March 2022

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UK Covid inquiry draft terms of reference set out – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2022 in coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The draft terms of reference for the UK public inquiry into the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic have been published.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2022

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Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail – The Guardian

‘Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2022

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Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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Fight against grooming gangs hindered by fear of being branded racist, says official – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2022 in child abuse, children, inquiries, Islam, news, Pakistan, racism, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘The fight against grooming gangs is still being hampered by authorities’ fears that they could be called racist for documenting abusers’ ethnicity, an official has said.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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