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Theresa May: 'No regrets' over Butler-Sloss appointment

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions saying she had no regrets about the decision.

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Baroness Butler-Sloss to lead sex abuse inquiry

Baroness Butler-Sloss led the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry in 1988. Credit: Stephen Kelly/PA Archive

Baroness Butler-Sloss is to lead an independent inquiry into sex abuse claims at a range of British institutions, ITV News understands.

The 'wide-ranging' inquiry, announced yesterday by Home Secretary Theresa May, will see a panel of experts investigating whether institutions have taken seriously their "duty of care to protect children".

Baroness Butler-Sloss chaired the Family Court division of the High Court and the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry in 1988.

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