BBC launches child protection policy review

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The BBC has launched a stand-alone investigation into its child protection and whistleblowing policies following delays to the Dame Janet Smith review.

The corporation has commissioned business ethics specialists GoodCorporation to undertake the work, supported by child protection expert Moira Murray.

Dame Janet’s team originally intended to carry out the assessment after completing its Jimmy Savile investigation, but the review has been put back a number of times. It is now not expected to report until criminal proceedings against former Radio 5 Live presenter Stuart Hall have concluded this summer.

The BBC said it was keen to progress the independent assessment of its child protection and whistleblowing policies “without further delay”.

27 March, 2014 | By Jake Kanter