• The Leveson Inquiry was established in 2011 to investigate the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. Written and oral submissions to the inquiry and the Final Report are available on the inquiry website.
  • The Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee is a cross-party body tasked with, among other things, holding criminal justice agencies to account for institutional failure.
  • The Child Sex Offenders Disclosure Scheme (also known as Sarah’s Law) came about as a result of the News of the World campaign following the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne by a convicted sex offender in 2001.
  • The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was established in 2015 to investigate the extent to which ‘institutions have failed in their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation’. It is the biggest public inquiry in British history and also the most intermediatised.
  • The Angiolina Inquiry was established in 2022 to investigate how Wayne Couzens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer, was able to abduct, rape and murder Sarah Everard and to examine at the broader issues arising from this case. The Inquiry was subsequently extended to include the case of Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years in February 2023 for a catalogue of violent and sexual offences against 12 women over nearly two decades.
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