Independent Review of 2 previous Child Abuse Reviews makes 3 recommendations, all of which have been accepted. These were that:
- they endorse the recommendations made in the first Review
- where an allegation of child abuse is made it must be recorded and the file marked as significant. That significance should then inform the Department as to how to handle that file, its retention and the need to record when [if at all] it is destroyed. This approach is relevant, not only to the Home Office, but could usefully be adopted across government as well
- there should be a system within the Home Office of recording what information is sent to the police and then a formal procedure of confirming what the result of that reference is.