AMs say Wales should have a say on the controversial panel

Home Office inquiry into child sex abuse needs Welsh representation, AMs told

AMs say Wales should have a say on the controversial panel

Fiona Woolf, who was head of the inquiry into historic child sex until she resigned last month

Assembly Members have called for a Welsh voice to be appointed to a controversial Home Office inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Gwenda Thomas, who was previously deputy minister for social services, spoke out in Tuesday’s debate in the Senedd on the Children’s Commissioner’s annual report.
Lesley Griffiths, minister for communities and tackling poverty, told the debate that health minister Mark Drakeford has expressed the Welsh Government disappointment over the issue.
Ms Thomas called for a “discreet Welsh voice on the Home Office independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse, a panel still without a chair”.
“Having researched the members of this panel I am not happy that Welsh interests are adequately covered by the existing membership and so I call for that discreet Welsh voice,” she said.
Ms Griffiths said health minister Mark Drakeford met with Welsh Office minister Baroness Randerson to express the Welsh Government’s disappointment “that the panel membership does not include someone with the relevant experience and expertise that we have here in Wales.”
“We will continue to make representations regarding the point

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