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Files on historic child abuse 'can't be found'

A review into how the Home Office handled historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster in the 1980s has reportedly been unable to uncover any of the crucial missing files that prompted the investigation.

The BBC reports that the so-called 'Dickens Dossier', handed to the Home Office by former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens, has not been found.

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Abuse victims 'pleased' to see Fiona Woolf stand down

The alleged victims of historical Westminster child abuse welcome Fiona Woolf's decision to resign as head of the abuse inquiry, the head of their legal team has said.

We are pleased that Fiona Woolf has stepped down and now the work begins for a proper inquiry which listens to the survivors and supports them in giving their evidence to an experienced panel.

The terms of reference must be based on the needs of survivors and must cover the scale of abuse which is slowly coming to light across the UK.

– Alison Millar, head of the abuse team at Leigh Day solicitors which represents victims

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