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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Anglican Church Investigation Report

Contents

Annex 1: Overview of process and evidence obtained by the Inquiry

1. Definition of scope

The Anglican Church investigation (including case studies into the Diocese of Chichester and the response to allegations against Peter Ball) examines the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church.

The scope of this investigation is as follows:

  • "1. The Inquiry will investigate the nature and extent of, and institutional responses to, child sexual abuse within the Church of England, the Church in Wales and other Anglican churches operating in England and Wales (collectively referred to here as ‘the Anglican Church’). The inquiry will incorporate case specific investigations and a review of information available from published and unpublished reports and reviews, court cases, and previous investigations in relation to child sexual abuse by those associated with the Anglican Church.
  • 2. In doing so, the Inquiry will consider the experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church, and investigate:
  • 2.1. the prevalence of child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church;
  • 2.2. the adequacy of the Anglican Church’s policies and practices in relation to safeguarding and child protection, including considerations of governance, training, recruitment, leadership, reporting and investigation of child sexual abuse, disciplinary procedures, information sharing with outside agencies, and approach to reparations;
  • 2.3. the extent to which the culture within the Church inhibits or inhibited the proper investigation, exposure and prevention of child sexual abuse; and
  • 2.4. the adequacy of the Church of England’s 2007–­09 “Past Cases Review”, and the Church in Wales’s 2009–­10 “Historic Cases Review”.
  • 3. As case studies, the Inquiry will investigate:
  • 3.1. the Diocese of Chichester and, in particular, consider:
    • a) the nature and extent of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Diocese;
    • b) the nature and extent of any failures of the Church of England, the Diocese, law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, and/or other public authorities or statutory agencies to protect children from such abuse;
    • c) the adequacy of the response of the Church of England, including through the Diocese of Chichester, and the response of any other relevant institutions to allegations of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Diocese;
    • d) the extent to which the Church of England, including through the Diocese of Chichester, sought to investigate, learn lessons, implement changes and provide support and reparations to victims and survivors, in response to:
      • i) allegations of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Diocese;
      • ii) criminal investigations and prosecutions and/or civil litigation relating to child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Diocese;
      • iii) investigations, reviews or inquiries into child sexual abuse within the Diocese, including, but not limited to, the Carmi report; the Meekings report; the Butler­-Sloss report; and the Arch Episcopal visitation;
      • iv) complaints made under the Clergy Disciplinary Measure; and/or
      • v) other internal or external reviews or guidance.
  • 3.2. the sexual offending by former Bishop of Lewes and subsequently Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball, including the extent to which the Church of England, law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, and/or any other institutions, bodies or persons of public prominence failed to respond appropriately to allegations of child sexual abuse by Peter Ball.
  • 4. The Inquiry will consider the extent to which any failings identified in relation to the Diocese of Chichester and Peter Ball are representative of wider failings within the Church of England and/or the Anglican Church in general.
  • 5. In light of the investigations set out above, the Inquiry will publish a report setting out its findings, lessons learned, and recommendations to improve child protection and safeguarding in England and Wales."[1]

2. Core participants and legal representatives in the Anglican Church investigation

Counsel to this investigation:

  • Fiona Scolding QC
  • Nikita McNeill
  • Lara McCaffrey
  • Anna Bicarregui
  • Olinga Tahzib
  • Ben Fullbrook
Complainant core participants:
AN-A7, AN-A8, AN-A9, AN-A10, AN-A11, AN-A13, AN-A14, AN-A15, AN-A16, AN-A17, AN-A18, AN-A19, AN-A20, AN-A21, AN-A87, AN-A88, AN-A89, AN-A90, AN-A114
Counsel Iain O’Donnell
Solicitor Richard Scorer (Slater and Gordon Lawyers)
Mr Philip Johnson, Professor Julie MacFarlane, Reverend Graham Sawyer, Reverend Matthew Ineson, AN-A1, AN-A2, AN-A4, AN-A5, AN-A19, AN-A117
Counsel William Chapman
Solicitor David Greenwood (Switalskis Solicitors)
Institutional core participants:
Archbishops’ Council for England
Counsel Nigel Giffin QC, Madeleine Reardon and Tim Johnstone
Solicitor Peter Frost, Nusrat Zar and James Wood (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Church in Wales
Counsel Mark Powell QC
Solicitor Matthew Chinery (In-house Head of Legal Services) and Lynette Chandler (Consultant Solicitor)
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
Counsel Rory Phillips QC
Solicitor Angharad Hurle (Eversheds Sutherland LLP)
Secretary of State for Education
Counsel Cathy McGahey QC, Emily Wilsden.
Solicitor William Barclay (Government Legal Department)
National Police Chiefs’ Council
Counsel James Berry
Solicitor Matthew Greene (East Midlands Police Legal Services)
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Counsel Gerry Boyle QC, Aaron Rathmell
Solicitor Michael Griffiths (Gloucestershire Constabulary)
Sussex Police
Counsel Ashley Underwood QC, Judi Kemish
Solicitor Gareth Jones (East Sussex County Council)
Northamptonshire Police
Counsel Samantha Leek QC
Solicitor Craig Sutherland (East Midlands Police Legal Services)
Crown Prosecution Service
Counsel Edward Brown QC
Solicitor Laura Tams (In-house Head of Legal Services)
Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors
Counsel William Chapman
Solicitor David Greenwood (Switalskis Solicitors)
Individual core participants:
AN-A3 (unrepresented)
Baron Carey of Clifton, Bishop John Hind and Mrs Janet Hind
Counsel Charles Bourne QC
Solicitor Susan Kelly (Winckworth Sherwood LLP)
Peter Ball
Counsel Richard Smith QC, Sam Jones
Solicitor James Mumford (Amicus Law)

3. Evidence received by the Inquiry

Number of witness statements obtained:

  • Statements were sought from 138 different individuals for the Chichester and Peter Ball case studies, with multiple statements from some witnesses.

    Statements were sought from a further 79 individuals for the third public hearing, with multiple statements from some witnesses.

Organisations and individuals to which requests for documentation or witness statements were sent for the case studies:

  • AN-A1, complainant witness
  • AN-A2, complainant witness
  • AN-A3, complainant witness
  • AN-A4, complainant witness
  • AN-A5, complainant witness
  • AN-A7, complainant witness
  • AN-A8, complainant witness
  • AN-A9, complainant witness
  • AN-A10, complainant witness
  • AN-A11, complainant witness
  • AN-A12, complainant witness
  • AN-A13, complainant witness
  • AN-A14, complainant witness
  • AN-A15, complainant witness
  • AN-A16, complainant witness
  • AN-A17, complainant witness
  • AN-A18, complainant witness
  • AN-A19, complainant witness
  • AN-A87, complainant witness
  • AN-A92, complainant witness
  • AN-A96, complainant witness
  • AN-A109, complainant witness
  • AN-A111, complainant witness
  • AN-A112, complainant witness
  • AN-A113, complainant witness
  • AN-A114, complainant witness
  • Adele Downey, Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Adrian Iles, Barrister employed by Legal Office of the Church of England
  • Alana Lawrence on behalf of MACSAS
  • Albert Pacey, former Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Alice Renton, Lady Alice Renton, wife of the Right Honorable Timothy Renton former Member of Parliament
  • Alistair MacGowan, suffragan Bishop of Ludlow
  • Andrew Nunn, Correspondence Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Andrew Purkis, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for Public Affairs
  • Angela Sibson, Chichester Diocesan Secretary
  • Annie MacIver, Director of Children’s Services, West Sussex County Council
  • Anthony Lloyd, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
  • Anthony Priddis, Honorary Assistant Bishop and former Chair of the Church’s Central Safeguarding Liaison Group
  • Carwyn Hughes, Detective Chief Superintendent, Sussex Police
  • Chris Peak, Diocesan Registrar of the Diocese of Gloucester
  • Chris Smith, Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Christopher Rowland, former Dean of Jesus College Cambridge
  • Colin Fletcher, Area Bishop of Dorchester, Diocese of Oxford and Domestic Chaplain to George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Colin Perkins, Chichester Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
  • David Bentley, former Bishop of Gloucester
  • David Bonehill, UK Claims Director for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • David Charman, Detective Constable, Northamptonshire Police
  • David Jeffries, Chair of Governors at Bishop Bell School
  • David Walker, Bishop of Manchester and Chair of the Advisory Council on Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities
  • Dominic Oliver, Headmaster of Lancing College
  • Duncan Lloyd James, Reverend and Rector of Brede with Udimore
  • Edina Carmi, author of report into the Chichester Diocese (commissioned by the Church) and the sampling exercise report on behalf of IICSA (see Annex 3)
  • Edmund Hick, former Detective Sergeant, Sussex Police
  • Lady Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, retired Lady Justice of Appeal and author of report into the Chichester Diocese
  • Elizabeth Hall, former National Safeguarding Advisor
  • Fiona Gardner, Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Bath and Wells
  • Frank Sergeant, Bishop at Lambeth and Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Gemma Marks-Good (nee Wordsworth), Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Advisor
  • George Carey, Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and former suffragan Bishop of St Germans
  • Graham Sawyer, Reverend and complainant witness
  • Graham Tilby, National Safeguarding Adviser to the Church of England
  • Gregor McGill, Director of Legal Services for the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Hannah Foster, Director of Human Resources at the Church of England
  • Harvey Grenville, Head of Investigations and Enforcement at the Charity Commission
  • Helen Humphrey, Ofsted
  • Hugh Ellis, Reverend and former Team Rector, Langport Area Ministry Team, Diocese of Bath and Wells
  • Ian Beer, former headmaster of Lancing College
  • Ian Gibson, former Episcopal Vicar for Ministry and Senior Chaplain to Bishop John Hind
  • Ian Johnson, Reverend and team rector of Southampton City Centre, Diocese of Winchester
  • Ian Sandbrook, author of report into the Chichester Diocese
  • James Woodhouse, former headmaster of Rugby School and Lancing College
  • Janet Hind, former Chichester Diocesan Child Protection Adviser and former National Child Protection Adviser to the Church of England
  • Jarwant Kaur Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South East
  • Jeremy Walsh, former suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury
  • John Alpass, retired civil servant and author of a ‘Narrative of Events’ in connection with the independent review chaired by Dame Moira Gibb
  • John Booth, Chichester Diocesan Board of Finance
  • John Gladwin, Bishop of Chelmsford and Commissary for the Archiepiscopal Visitation of the Diocese of Chichester
  • John Hind, former Bishop of Chichester
  • John Inge, Bishop of Worcester
  • John Rees, Provincial Registrar to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Registrar of the Clergy Discipline Tribunals for the Province of Canterbury and Vice-Chair of the Legal Advisory Commission of the Church of England
  • John Titchener, Group Compliance Director, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • Jonathan Greener, Dean of Exeter Cathedral, Diocese of Exeter
  • Julian Hubbard, Director of Ministry in the Archbishops’ Council
  • Julie MacFarlane, complainant witness
  • June Rodgers, Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester
  • Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Kate Dixon, Director of School Quality and Safeguarding Group, Department for Education
  • Kate Richards, Independent Schools Inspectorate
  • Kate Wood, Independent Safeguarding Consultant at Lambeth Palace and former acting Safeguarding Consultant with the Diocese of Chichester
  • Keith Akerman, Chair of Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group
  • Laurence Taylor, Assistant Chief Constable, Sussex Police
  • Lesley Perry, Reverend and former Press Secretary for the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Lindsay Urwin, former Area Bishop of Horsham
  • Malcolm Dodd, former Chichester Diocesan Youth Officer
  • Mark Sowerby, suffragan Bishop of Horsham
  • Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester
  • Mary Briggs, Chair of Governors at St Mary’s Special School
  • Michael Angell, Church Operations Director at the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • Michael Ball, former Bishop of Truro
  • Michael and Christine Moss, former employees of the Bishop of Gloucester
  • Moira Gibb, Dame, author of the review into the Church of England’s handling of the case of Peter Ball (commissioned by the Church of England)
  • Nicholas Reade, former Bishop of Blackburn
  • Nick Flint, Reverend and Rector of Rusper
  • Nigel Philip Godfrey, Dean of St German’s Cathedral, Diocese of Sodor and Man and former Vicar of Christ Church, Brixton, Diocese of Southwark
  • Pearl Luxon, Reverend and Joint National Safeguarding Advisor for the Church of England and the Methodist Church
  • Peter Atkinson, Dean of Worcester and former Canon and Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral
  • Peter Ball, former suffragan Bishop of Lewes and Bishop of Gloucester
  • Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells and Lead Bishop on Safeguarding until February 2020
  • Peter Price, former Bishop of Bath and Wells
  • Philip Johnson, complainant witness
  • Philip Jones, former Archdeacon of Lewes & Hastings
  • His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
  • Rachel Swann, Deputy Chief Constable, Northamptonshire Police
  • Richard Llewellin, former Bishop at Lambeth and Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Richard Morgan, former Warden of Radley College
  • Roger Meekings, Past Cases reviewer and author of report into the Chichester Diocese
  • Rosalind Hunt, Reverend and former Chaplain of Jesus College Cambridge
  • Rowan Williams, Lord Williams of Oystermouth and former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Rupert Bursell QC, Canon, Diocesan Chancellor and Vicar General of the Diocese of Durham and Commissary for the Archepiscopal Visitation of the Diocese of Chichester
  • Shirley Hosgood, former Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor for Chichester
  • Simon Drew, former Senior Crown Prosecutor, South East Complex Casework Unit
  • Sir Roger Singleton, Safeguarding Consultant and Interim National Director of Safeguarding for the Church of England
  • Stephen Cullen, Assistant Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Police
  • Stephen Eldridge, Reverend and Chaplain to Bishop Peter Ball, Diocese of Gloucester
  • Stephen Lynas, Prebendary and former Senior Chaplain and Adviser to the Bishops of Bath and Wells and Taunton, Diocese of Bath and Wells
  • Stephen Porter, Detective Chief Superintendent, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Stephen Slack, Head of the Legal Office at the Church of England
  • Stephen Waine, Dean and Chair of Governors at The Prebendal School
  • Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council
  • The family of Neil Todd
  • Tim Carter, Connexional Safeguarding Advisor for the Methodist Church
  • Tim Thompson, former Senior District Crown Prosecutor
  • Timothy Royle, Member of the General Synod of the Church of England
  • Wallace Benn, former suffragan Bishop of Lewes
  • Wayne Murdock, former Detective Inspector, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • William Nye, Secretary General of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod

Organisations and individuals to which requests for documentation or witness statements were sent for the third public hearing:

  • AN-A4, complainant witness
  • AN-A18, complainant witness
  • AN-A20, complainant witness
  • AN-A21, complainant witness
  • AN-A88, complainant witness
  • AN-A89, complainant witness
  • AN-A90, complainant witness
  • Adele Downey, Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Adrian Iles, Barrister employed by Legal Office of the Church of England
  • Alan Wilson, suffragan Bishop of Buckingham
  • Alastair Oatey, Chief Operating Officer of the Cambridge Theological Foundation
  • Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services and Integration, Welsh Government
  • Alexander Carlile, Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC, author of The Carlile Review
  • Almudena Lara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, NSPCC
  • Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle
  • Colin Perkins, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Chichester
  • David Bonehill, UK Claims Director for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • Elaine Chegwin Hall, Reverend Canon of the Parish of St George and St Gabriel’s, Stockport
  • Elaine Cloke, Provincial Safeguarding Officer in the Church in Wales
  • Fay Howe, Provincial Safeguarding Officer in the Church in Wales
  • Glenys Armstrong, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Bath and Wells
  • Graham Tilby, National Safeguarding Adviser to the Church of England
  • Gregor McGill, Director of Legal Services for the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Harvey Grenville, Head of Investigations and Enforcement at the Charity Commission
  • Ian Elliott, independent safeguarding consultant and author of the Elliott Review
  • Jackie Croft, Wells Cathedral Administration and Chapter Clerk
  • Jo Kind, MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors)
  • John Davies, Archbishop of Wales
  • John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Justin Humphreys, Chief Executive Officer (Safeguarding) at Thirtyone:eight
  • Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Kate Dixon, Director of School Quality and Safeguarding Group, Department for Education
  • Mark Sowerby, suffragan Bishop of Horsham
  • Mark Tanner, Bishop of Berwick and former Warden of Cranmer Hall
  • Matthew Ineson, Reverend, complainant witness
  • Meg Munn, independent Chair of National Safeguarding Panel for the Church of England
  • Michael Angell, Church Operations Director at the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • Mike Higton, Professor of Theology and Ministry, Durham University
  • Peter Forster, former Bishop of Chester
  • Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells and Lead Bishop on Safeguarding until February 2020
  • Peter Lee, former Rector of Christleton, Chester
  • Rachael Hall, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office
  • Richard Fewkes, Detective Superintendent and National Coordinator of Operation Hydrant
  • Rick Hatton, Detective Superintendent, Lincolnshire Police
  • Rosemary Lain-Priestley, Adviser to the Diocesan Bishop in the Diocese of London
  • Rowan Williams, Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Rupert Bursell QC, Canon, Diocesan Chancellor and Vicar General of the Diocese of Durham and Commissary for the Archepiscopal Visitation of the Diocese of Chichester
  • Sally Cahill QC, Circuit Judge
  • Sally Holland, Professor, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Samantha Waters, solicitor, Taylor Law Associates
  • Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London
  • Sheila Fish, Head of Learning Together, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • Simon Lloyd, Provincial Secretary in the Church in Wales, the Lay Secretary to the Governing Body of the Church in Wales and the Archbishop of Wales’ Registrar
  • Sir Philip John Courtney Mawer, Chairman of Allchurches Trust (ALT)
  • Sir Roger Singleton, safeguarding consultant and Interim National Director of Safeguarding for the Church of England
  • Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester
  • Stephen Slack, Head of the Legal Office at the Church of England
  • Susan Young, Director of the Public Protection Directorate, Crime Policing and Fire Group at the Home Office

Sampling exercise witnesses:

  • AN-X1, parish priest, Diocese of London
  • AN-X2, non-stipendiary priest, Diocese of London
  • AN-X3, parish priest
  • AN-X4, team rector, Diocese of Worcester
  • AN-X5, Parish Safeguarding Officer, Diocese of Sheffield
  • AN-X6, parish priest, Diocese of York
  • AN-X7, team rector, Diocese of York
  • AN-X8, parish priest, Diocese of St Asaph
  • Allan Flexman, Safeguarding Officer, East Radnor Ministry Area
  • Annette Gordon, Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of London
  • Becci Leckenby, DBS administrator for the Diocese of York
  • Christopher Watkins, Reverend, Diocese of Monmouth
  • Delia Stokes, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Worcester
  • Hilary Higton, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Worcester
  • Julie O’Hara, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of York
  • Linda Langthorne, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Sheffield
  • Margaret McMahon, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of London
  • Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby
  • Roger Hughes, former Archdeacon, Diocese of St Davids
  • Wendy Lemon, Provincial Safeguarding Officer in the Church in Wales

4. Disclosure of documents

Total number of pages disclosed: 88,876 (73,179 pages in the case studies and a further 15,697 pages for the third public hearing)

5. Public hearings including preliminary hearings

Preliminary hearings
1 16 March 2016
2 27 July 2016
3 4 October 2017
4 30 January 2018
5 6 June 2018
6 15 January 2019
Public hearings
Chichester case study 5–23 March 2018
Peter Ball case study 23–27 July 2018
Third public hearing 1–12 July 2019

6. List of witnesses

Chichester case study hearing
Surname Forename Title Called or read Hearing date
AN-A15 Called 6 March 2018
Johnson Philip Mr Called 6 March 2018
Hosgood Shirley Mrs Called 6 March 2018
Hind John Bishop Called 7 March 2018
Jones Philip Archdeacon Called 7 March 2018
Lawrence Alana Ms Called 8 March 2018
Meekings Roger Mr Called 8 March 2018
Gibson Ian Canon Called 8 March 2018
Wood Kate Mrs Read 8, 13 March 2018
Sibson Angela Ms Called 9 March 2018
Hind Janet Mrs Called 9 March 2018
Hick Edmund Detective Sergeant Called (via video link) 9 March 2018
Benn Wallace Bishop Called 12 March 2018
MacFarlane Julie Professor Called 13 March 2018
Bursell QC Rupert Dr Called 13 March 2018
Sowerby Mark Bishop Called 13 March 2018
Butler-Sloss Elizabeth Lady Read 14 March 2018
Warner Martin Bishop Called 14 March 2018
Williams Rowan Baron Called 14 March 2018
Perkins Colin Mr Called 15, 16 March 2018
Reade Nicholas Bishop Called 15 March 2018
AN-A17 Read 23 March 2018
Carey George Lord Read 16 March 2018
Iles Adrian Mr Called 16 March 2018
Tilby Graham Mr Called 16 March 2018
Singleton Roger Sir Called 16 March 2018
AN-A8 Called 19 March 2018
AN-A7 Called 19 March 2018
Walker David Bishop Called 19 March 2018
AN-A11 Called 20 March 2018
Carmi Edina Mrs Called 20 March 2018
Atkinson Peter Dean Called 20 March 2018
Hall Elizabeth Mrs Called 20, 21 March 2018
Welby Justin Archbishop Called 21 March 2018
Hancock Peter Bishop Called 21 March 2018
Humphrey Helen Ms Adduced 22 March 2018
Richards Kate Ms Adduced 22 March 2018
Luxon Pearl Reverend Adduced 22 March 2018
Akerman Keith Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
Taylor Laurence Assistant Chief Constable Adduced 22 March 2018
Smith Chris Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
Nunn Andrew Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
Marks-Goode Gemma Mrs Adduced 22 March 2018
Grenville Harvey Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
Booth John Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
Ball Peter Bishop Adduced 22 March 2018
Gallimore Stuart Mr Adduced 22 March 2018
MacIver Annie Ms Adduced 22 March 2018
Gladwin John Bishop Adduced 22 March 2018
Kaur Narwal Jarwant Ms Adduced 22 March 2018
Peter Ball case study hearing
Surname Forename Title Called or read Hearing date
AN-A117 Called 23 July 2018
AN-A10 Called 23 July 2018
Sawyer Graham Reverend Called 23 July 2018
Carey George Lord Called 24 July 2018
Purkis Andrew Dr Called 24 July 2018
Murdock Wayne Detective Inspector Called 25 July 2018
Renton Alice Lady Read 25 July 2018
Hunt Rosalind Reverend Doctor Called 25 July 2018
Hughes Carwyn Detective Superintendent Called 25 July 2018
Beer Ian Mr Read 25 July 2018
McGill Gregor Mr Called 26 July 2018
Nunn Andrew Mr Called 26 July 2018
Sargeant Frank Bishop Called 26 July 2018
Wood Kate Mrs Called 27 July 2018
The Prince of Wales His Royal Highness Read 27 July 2018
Lloyd Anthony Lord Called 27 July 2018
Gibb Moira Dame Called 27 July 2018
Third public hearing
Surname Forename Title Called, read or adduced Hearing day
Elliott Ian Mr Called 2 July 2019
Bonehill David Mr Called 2 July 2019
Wilson Alan Bishop Called 2 July 2019
Singleton Roger Sir Called 2 July 2019
AN-A88 Called 3 July 2019
Forster Peter Bishop Dr Called 3 July 2019
Fish Sheila Dr Called 3 July 2019
Tanner Mark Bishop Called 3 July 2019
Humphreys Justin Mr Called 3 July 2019
Bursell QC Rupert Canon Dr Called 4 July 2019
Sowerby Mark Bishop Called 4 July 2019
Oatey Alastair Mr Called 4 July 2019
Lain-Priestley Rosemary Archdeacon Called 4 July 2019
Davies John Archbishop Called 5 July 2019
Lloyd Simon Mr Called 5 July 2019
Howe Fay Ms Called 5 July 2019
Watkins Christopher Reverend Called 5 July 2019
AN-X2 Called 8 July 2019
Carmi Edina Mrs Called 8 July 2019
McMahon Margaret Mrs Called 8 July 2019
AN-X3 Called 9 July 2019
O’Hara Julie Ms Called 9 July 2019
AN-X7 Called 9 July 2019
Munn Margaret Ms Called 9 July 2019
Ineson Matthew Reverend Called 10 July 2019
IIes Adrian Mr Called 10 July 2019
Sentamu John Archbishop Called 10 July 2019
Tilby Graham Mr Called 11 July 2019
Hancock Peter Bishop Called 11 July 2019
Welby Justin Archbishop Called 11 July 2019
Titchener John Mr Called 12 July 2019
Mullay Sarah Bishop Adduced 1 July 2019
Angell Michael Mr Adduced 4 July 2019
Carlile QC Alexander Lord Adduced 4 July 2019
Fewkes Richard Mr Adduced 4 July 2019
Perkins Colin Mr Adduced 4 July 2019
Kind Jo Mrs Adduced 4 July 2019
Young Susan Ms Adduced 4 July 2019
Higton Mike Professor Adduced 4 July 2019
Holland Sally Professor Adduced 4 July 2019
Waters Samantha Ms Adduced 4 July 2019
Heaney Albert Mr Adduced 4 July 2019
Slack Steven Mr Adduced 9 July 2019
Lake Stephen Very Reverend Adduced 9 July 2019
Hardman Christine Bishop Adduced 9 July 2019

7. Restriction orders

On 23 March 2018, the Chair issued an updated restriction order under section 19(2)(b) of the Inquiries Act 2005, granting general anonymity to all core participants who allege they are the victim and survivor of sexual offences (referred to as ‘complainant core participants’). The order prohibited (i) the disclosure or publication of any information that identifies, names or gives the address of a complainant who is a core participant and (ii) the disclosure or publication of any still or moving image of a complainant core participant. The order meant that any complainant core participant within this investigation was granted anonymity, unless they did not wish to remain anonymous.[2]

On 13 June 2019, the Chair issued a restriction order under section 19 of the Inquiries Act 2005 granting anonymity to the witnesses known as AN-X1 to AN-X8. The order covered the identities of eight witnesses who provided statements in connection with the sampling exercise. The order prohibited the publication and disclosure of their names or information capable of identifying them.[3]

On 1 July 2019, the Chair issued a restriction order under section 19 of the Inquiries Act 2005 to prohibit the disclosure or publication of the name of any individual whose identity has been redacted or ciphered by the Inquiry, and any information redacted as irrelevant and sensitive, in connection with this investigation and referred to during the course of evidence adduced during the Inquiry’s proceedings.[4]

8. Broadcasting

The Chair directed that the proceedings would be broadcast, as has occurred in respect of public hearings in other investigations.

9. Redactions and ciphering

The material obtained for this phase of the investigation was redacted and, where appropriate, ciphers applied, in accordance with the Inquiry’s Protocol on the Redaction of Documents (the Protocol).[5] This meant that (in accordance with Annex A of the Protocol), for example, absent specific consent to the contrary, the identities of complainants and victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and other children have been redacted; and if the Inquiry considered that their identity appeared to be sufficiently relevant to the investigation, a cipher was applied.

Pursuant to the Protocol, the identities of individuals convicted of child sexual abuse (including those who have accepted a police caution for offences related to child sexual abuse)­ will not generally be redacted unless the naming of the individual would risk the identification of their victim, in which case a cipher would be applied.

The Protocol also addresses the position in respect of individuals accused, but not convicted, of child sexual or other physical abuse against a child, and provides that their identities should be redacted and a cipher applied. However, where the allegations against an individual are so widely known that redaction would serve no meaningful purpose (for example where the individual’s name has been published in the regulated media in connection with allegations of abuse), the Protocol provides that the Inquiry may decide not to redact their identity.

Finally, the Protocol recognises that, while the Inquiry will not distinguish as a matter of course between individuals who are known or believed to be deceased and those who are or are believed to be alive, the Inquiry may take the fact that an individual is deceased into account when considering whether or not to apply redactions in a particular instance.

The Protocol anticipates that it may be necessary for core participants to be aware of the identity of individuals whose identity has been redacted and in respect of whom a cipher has been applied, if the same is relevant to their interest in the investigation.

10. Warning letters

Rule 13 of the Inquiry Rules 2006 provides:

  1. “(1) The chairman may send a warning letter to any person –
    1. he considers may be, or who has been, subject to criticism in the inquiry proceedings; or
    2. about whom criticism may be inferred from evidence that has been given during the inquiry proceedings; or
    3. who may be subject to criticism in the report, or any interim report.
  2. (2) The recipient of a warning letter may disclose it to his recognised legal representative.
  3. (3) The inquiry panel must not include any explicit or significant criticism of a person in the report, or in any interim report, unless –
    1. the chairman has sent that person a warning letter; and
    2. the person has been given a reasonable opportunity to respond to the warning letter.”

In accordance with rule 13, warning letters were sent as appropriate to those who were covered by the provisions of rule 13, and the Chair and Panel considered the responses to those letters before finalising the report.

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