Historic abuse in north Wales
Enquiries into historic allegations
On 6 November 2012 the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, announced two enquiries into historic allegations of child abuse in the north Wales police force area.
Here’s some information about the two enquiries and some advice on where to go if you need independent advice and support.
Keith Bristow, Director General of the National Crime Agency, has been asked by the Chief Constable of North Wales Police to examine specific, recent allegations made in relation to historic abuse. This criminal investigation, called Operation Pallial, will look at recently received information and the historic police investigation and provide a public report with recommendations to the Chief Constable and Home Secretary by April 2013.
You can read about the exact role of the investigation here.
Victims and witnesses who have information about historic abuse can contact Operation Pallial incident room on 0800 118 1199.
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The Macur Review
This independent review is chaired by Mrs Justice Macur DBE. The purpose of the review is to consider the scope of Sir Ronald Waterhouse’s inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the Gwynedd and Clwyd Council areas. Mrs Justice Macur will also look at whether any specific allegations of child abuse which should have been looked at were not investigated by the Waterhouse inquiry.
Following completion of the review, recommendations will be presented by Mrs Justice Macur to the Secretary of State for Justice and the Secretary of State for Wales.
Anyone with information that could help the review is invited to contact the Secretary to the review on firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you need independent advice and support before contacting the review team please contact our Investigation and Advice Officers who are on hand Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm to help. Click here for our contact details.