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Investigation into institutional responses to allegations of Child Sexual Abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone Q.C.

An inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse involving Lord Janner and the institutional response to the allegations

1. The Inquiry will investigate institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC (“Lord Janner”).

2. In particular, the Inquiry will consider:

2.1. the adequacy and propriety of law enforcement investigations and prosecutorial decisions relating to allegations falling within paragraph 1 above;

2.2. the extent to which Leicestershire County Council and the Kirkwood Inquiry were aware of allegations falling within paragraph 1 and the adequacy of their response;

2.3. the extent to which the Labour Party, Parliament, government departments, and/or the security and intelligence agencies were aware of allegations falling within paragraph 1 and the adequacy of their response;

2.4. the extent to which any other public or private institution may have failed in its duty to protect children from sexual abuse in respect of the allegations falling with paragraph 1;

2.5. whether any attempts were made to exert improper influence in order to hinder or prevent an institution from effectively investigating or otherwise responding to allegations falling within paragraph 1.

3. In light of the investigations set out above, the Inquiry will publish a report setting out its findings and recommendations to improve child protection and safeguarding in England and Wales.

Lord Janner - Definition of scope

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