Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 15th November 2012
The Dame Janet Smith Review was established by the BBC to conduct an impartial, thorough and independent review of the culture and practices of the BBC during the years that Jimmy Savile worked there. The Review will receive evidence from those who may have been the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises or on location for the BBC and from others who may have raised concerns about his conduct with the BBC. It will also examine whether the BBC’s child protection and whistleblowing policies are fit for purpose. The Review is chaired by the former Court of Appeal judge, Dame Janet Smith DBE.
The Review needs to ensure that it protects vulnerable witnesses, minimises the risk of prejudicing on-going police investigations and encourages witnesses to come forward. The web site will be updated with general information from time to time but the Review cannot publish detailed information on its investigations.
Appeal for witnesses – Jimmy Savile
We know that in many cases, it will not be easy to come forward but the Review needs your support to fulfil its responsibilities. Please do help us if you can.
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