Abuse inquiry: Fiona Woolf faces fresh pressure to quit

BBC News

Victims’ groups are meeting officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to reiterate calls for the inquiry’s head to resign.

Some victims have already said Fiona Woolf should step down because of her social links to ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan, whose handling of abuse claims in the 1980s has been questioned.

A victims’ representative said he had “zero confidence” in the inquiry.

The government said it still had confidence in Mrs Woolf.

The inquiry will look at whether public bodies and other institutions did enough to protect children from sexual abuse, from 1970 to the present day.

The first person appointed to lead it – Baroness Butler-Sloss – stepped down in July after concerns were raised about her family links.

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