The Home Affairs Committee has launched an
inquiry into possible miscarriages of justice resulting from
investigations into alleged abuse in children’s homes.
The committee will examine whether police
methods of trawling for evidence involve a disproportionate use of
resources and produce unreliable evidence for prosecution.
It will also look at whether there should be a
time limit on the prosecution of cases of child abuse in terms of
years since the alleged offence took place, as well as asking
whether possible compensation in child abuse cases encourages
people to fabricate allegations.
Evidence will be taken from academics, police,
solicitors and the Crown Prosecution Service among others.
Anyone wishing to submit evidence should