Policy paper

The Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC review

An independent review of 2 Home Office commissioned independent reviews, looking at information held in connection with child abuse from 1979 to 1999.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Wanless-Whittam review report

Annex A: Terms of reference

Annex B: ACPO retention policy

Annex C: Who we asked

Annex D: What we asked

Annex E: Final report part 1

Annex E: Final report part 2

Annex E: Interim report

Annex F: Review 2

Annex G: Schedule of redactions

Annex H: Protocol

Annex I: 114 file schedule

Annex J - File prefix final


On 7 July the Home Secretary announced to the House that Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC would be conducting a review of 2 independent reviews that were commissioned by the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office in relation to child abuse.

Publication of this review today is an important step in ensuring institutions take seriously their duty to protect children from abuse and to learn lessons from any failures.

Published 11 November 2014