The retired judge leading the Westminster child abuse inquiry kept allegations about a bishop out of a report on a paedophile scandal because she “cared about the Church”, Baroness Butler-Sloss told a victim of alleged abuse that she did not want the claims to be in the public domain because “the press would love a bishop”.
The revelations led to fresh calls yesterday for the peer to step down as chairwoman of the new inquiry. The choice of Lady Butler-Sloss to head the investigation has come under fire because of her establishment connections.
Her comments were made in 2011 during a meeting at the House of Lords with Phil Johnson, who suffered assaults by a number of clergymen when he was a choirboy in the Church of England Diocese of Chichester…
Baroness Butler-Sloss was behind controversial paedophile ruling...
The retired judge - whose appointment as the head of a major review of child sex abuse allegations is under fire - said warnings could not be issued about dangerous paedophiles....
Baroness Butler-Sloss, the retired judge appointed to investigate claims of an establishment child sex abuse cover-up, was responsible for a controversial ruling which prevented warnings being issued about dangerous paedophiles.
Senior social workers attacked her decision - made when she was an Appeal Court judge - and warned that it would have “major ramifications”.
As the Government faced growing pressure to review its decision to appoint Lady Butler-Sloss to the major new inquiry, one child protection expert said the peer’s involvement in the ruling had the unintended consequence of allowing paedophiles to get away with their crimes.
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That was not a cock up thought he could do a white wash job But didn't get away with it.
Who the hell can any one trust they are all in it together Politicians, Judiciary, House of Lords, senior Police Clergy, Councilors