#FionaWoolf: ordinary citizen or #establishment figure? Grilled by #HomeAffairs Committee

Today Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf gave evidence before the Home Affairs Committee after she had spoken with the members of her inquiry panel over the weekend for the first time.

The panel was announced by the Home Office today:

In the Grimond Room of Portcullis House where the Home Affairs Committee had grilled her, I gave a copy of the banned book From Hillsborough to Lambeth and the first page of this website besides my business card to Fiona Woolf’s assistant. For she herself was far too reluctant to take it. I wonder why…

Nice summary and details on The Needle Blog!


About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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2 Responses to #FionaWoolf: ordinary citizen or #establishment figure? Grilled by #HomeAffairs Committee

  1. There is a plot to derail by further delay the inquiry getting off the ground

    I was amused by one of the questions posed by Home Affairs Committee Chairman Keith Vaz who pointed out that Mrs Woolf has no child care experience and knew nothing of child care law..
    I contacted all newly appointed Directors of Social Services in 1971 after the creation of Social Services Departments and again in 1974 after the reorganisation of Local Government and the National Health Services and the majority have worked in children’s departments or child care services.

    Worse still because of Genericism the overwhelming majority of social workers and their managers with child care powers also had no previous child care experience.

    Even as late as 1981 when interviewing a senior social worker as part of the Lucy Gates Inquiry panel the officer disclosed only two hours on child care law in training and the department were not aware of the required to have a Boarding Out Register.

    In fact it was made clear that the chair is to have a strategic role in helping the panel to set priorities and keep focussed.


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