Professor Alexis Jay And The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Professor Alexis Jay appointed new chair of child abuse inquiry Child protection expect Professor Alexis Jay has been confirmed as the latest chair of the child sex abuse inquiry. Pro…
TheGuardian.com Saturday, August 13, 2016
Phil Frampton, of the White Flowers campaign, an umbrella organisation for survivors’ groups, said: “The new chair of the child sex abuse inquiry, Alexis Jay, has 30 years of working as a senior social work executive in Scotland.
“Has anybody thought to ask the home secretary what will happen when Ms Jay is called up before the Scottish child abuse inquiry, either as a witness or as a defendant, in regard for example to cover-ups, failures to act, etc?
“Given Alexis Jay is very likely to have to answer to the Scottish child sex abuse inquiry, this could leave the UK [independent child abuse inquiry] in ruins again.
“There is once again a clear conflict of interest, imperilling the authority of the inquiry and its very existence. After three bungled appointments, the government is totally irresponsible with the inquiry – to such an extent one can only draw conclusions that Theresa May and Co have been willing it to fail from the off.”