Announcement of an independent Chair

Following a competitive and thorough recruitment process, the Commissioning Body is delighted today to be announcing that Tom Crowther QC will be appointed as Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Telford Child Sexual Exploitation. A short biography on the newly appointed Chair can be found here:

Tom Crowther QC:

“I’m very pleased to be asked to chair this Inquiry. Throughout my career in criminal law I’ve seen attitudes changing to child sexual exploitation but there is still a great deal to be done, and the most important part of that process is hearing from survivors. That will be at the core of what we do as we investigate, recognise mistakes and learn from them, to ensure that in future children’s voices will always be listened to.”

The Commissioning Body and the Chair will now work together to further consult on and finalise the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference so that the Inquiry can begin its work.

Gemma Ruff