Wanless

The Wanless Review, headed by the CEO of the NSPCC (itself criticised for a passive attitude to child sexual abuse), is a review of an investigation into the Report commissioned by Mark Sedwill, a senior official, into the way the Home Office has handled papers on CSA (including the Dickens Dossier and 144 related papers that have gone missing).

It is, in other words, an investigation into an investigation.

It will look into the way the police have handled documents sent to them.

On the Exaronews website it is said that Theresa May did not see the full report for the "very good reason" that "the matters that lay behind he report were allegations that … senior Conservative MPs may have been involved in these activities".

Terms of reference of Wanless.

Before his latest role at the NSPCC, Wanless was a “highly respected” civil servant, permanent secretary to cabinet minister Michael Portillo during the 1990s.

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