Safeguarding Update

During the last week there have been  a number of developments relating to safeguarding, and these are summarized below.

Historic Child Abuse Inquiry

Last week the Home Affairs Select Committee endorsed Justice Lowell Goddard, the Home Secretary’s (third) nominee to chair the Historic Child Abuse Inquiry, 221 days after its establishment. The Committee took evidence from Justice Lowell Goddard at a pre-appointment hearing on Wednesday 11 February 2015, a recording of which is available here; and a full report, together with formal minutes is available here.

The Committee made a number of recommendations, including: Continue reading