Appendix 1: Home Office Criteria for Chairman |
The Chairman must have the appropriate skills and
expertise, and must pass set due diligence checks.
- experience of leading large, important and sensitive areas of
· Respect - can
command the respect, confidence and trust of survivors and Panel
· Authority -
someone who can command the respect of those in organisations
- someone who can consider complex information and give an impartial
- someone who will work collectively as part of a team and acts
with integrity at all times.
- someone who has the
capacity to manage stressful situations and is able to operate
in challenging circumstances.
- understands child sexual abuse and safeguarding and/or the institutions
and organisations involved. Also appreciates the long-term impacts
on adults who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood.
- has worked with vulnerable people, on sensitive issues, and/or
on investigations and complex lines of enquiry that involve the
collection of evidence.
3. Due diligence
personal links to those who have been convicted, or are subject
to police investigation, of child sexual abuse
· No direct links
to key institutions or individuals reasonably likely to be covered
by the Inquiry
· DBS enhanced