Esther Rantzen
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Esther Rantzen expresses Baroness Butler-Sloss concerns

Esther Rantzen, the founder of ChildLine, has added her voice to those who think that Baroness Butler-Sloss may be the wrong person to lead an inquiry into how the government handled allegations of child abuse by senior politicians in the 1980s.

Last week Phil Johnson, who was abused by a paedophile priest in Sussex, claimed Baroness Butler-Sloss wanted to exclude some of his allegations in a bid to protect the Church of England.

Baroness Butler-Sloss said she had never put institutions before victims. The Home Office has backed her as the right person to lead an inquiry.

BBC South East Today spoke to Rantzen, Alison Millar, a lawyer representing child abuse victims, and Crawley Conservative MP Henry Smith.

  • 13 Jul 2014
Go to next video: Victim: 'Butler-Sloss the wrong person'