With Oxfordshire County Council set to be slammed by an inquiry into child and grooming rape tomorrow, the councillor with legal responsibility for children’s services during an eight year period of failure not only represents Witney West in David Cameron’s constituency, but is the daughter of his election agent, Barry Norton. The serious case review — described by an insider as “brutal” — is expected […]

Irony has died today after a short illness. Lib Dem press release from four days ago announcing proposals for mandatory reporting of child abuse had been approved by their party conference: “Inquiries have repeatedly found some professionals failing to report concerns about child protection, which has resulted in further abuse. This can’t go on a minute longer.” “Abuse cannot be […]

Shaun Wright, the police and crime commissioner linked to a child abuse scandal through his previous role as executive member for children services on Rotherham Council, has finally resigned. The final straw looks to have been a vote of no confidence passed by his regional police and crime panel last week, along with an endorsement of proposals for […]

Well this is going well. After Theresa May’s top official starred in a car crash select committee hearing yesterday (VIDEO), the judge appointed to lead an investigation has been called on to quit. It turns out that Baroness Butler Sloss‘ brother was attorney general from 1979 to 1987 — and argued for 20 minutes with a […]

Theresa May’s top official quizzed over missing ‘abuse files’ Mark Sedwill commissioned report into location of material But he hasn’t even viewed the names of missing files himself Identity of the sole investigator to view the material is secret Having made a confident start, Theresa May’s top official, Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill, clearly does not have a grasp […]