"Mistakes were made" HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012

Summary

HMIC’s review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime finds mistakes were made by the police; and while policies and practices designed to improve the experience of child victims are now available, we raise serious concerns over why so many victims felt unable to come forward and report what had happened to the authorities.

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“Mistakes were made” HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012 (PDF document). Updated 15 March 2013 to include footnote 10 on page 13.

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HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012

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Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made”

Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

North Wales police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner’s response to the recommendations in “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Surrey police and crime commissioner’s response to “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

Sussex police and crime commissioner’s response to “Mistakes were made” (PDF document)

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to “Mistakes were made”

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