An independent review of two Home Office commissioned independent reviews looking at information held In connection with child abuse from 1979-1999

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Wanless, Peter; Whittam, Richard
Home Office
Date of publication
11 November 2014
Children and Young People
Social welfare
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This is an independent review of two, separate, independent reviews previously commissioned by the Home Office's Permanent Secretary. It was conducted by Peter Wanless, the Chief Executive Officer of the NSPCC, and Richard Whittam, a barrister in independent practice.One report examine what the Home Office knew and did about cases of organised child abuse over a 20-year period ending in 1999. The second looked specifically at whether the Home Office had ever given grant funding to the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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