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Theresa May faces make-or-break meeting with victims’ groups

Theresa May faces make-or-break meeting with victims' groups

Organisations are threatening to withdraw support from the child sex abuse inquiry as 23 individuals, including people abused in childhood, said Home Office project is ‘not fit for purpose’

‘Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is facing a make-or-break meeting with groups representing victims of child sex abuse who are poised to withdraw co-operation from the beleaguered historic abuse inquiry.

The organisations are set to demand a raft of changes to the terms of the inquiry, which has already seen two chairwomen resign over potential conflicts of interest.

Earlier this week 23 individuals, including victims of alleged historic abuse, told Mrs May they would no longer co-operate with the inquiry, describing it as “not fit for purpose”. ‘

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