Dear Mr Symonds
Thank you for this. I can assure you that we are working towards publication of the review by Lord Carlile as swiftly as we can.
We received the draft of Lord Carlile’s report in October and now, according to the Terms of Reference of the review, are at the stage of responding with feedback from those who contributed. This is quite an intensive process and includes issues over factual accuracy and identification of ‘Carol’. As the review website notes, the final version of the report will then be presented to the National Safeguarding Steering Group before publication. This is the process with all independent reviews.
Dear Mr Nye
Thank you for your reply – it is appreciated.
The accompanying Statement is also very welcome – albeit short:
I did not understand there was a distinction between the ‘National Safeguarding Team’ and the ‘National Safeguarding Steering Group’; I am glad to have that clarified by your Statement.
Controversy and confusion still exists – as exemplified by this article in Christian Today. The critical ‘George Bell House’ issue in Chichester also remains regrettably unresolved.
But, despite this, I’m sure progress can be looked forward to in a spirit of reconciliation and hope.
Thank you again for your kind response to concerns.
Richard W. Symonds MCIPD
2 Lychgate Cottages
Ifield Street, Ifield Village
Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0NN
Tel: 07540 309592 (Text only – Very deaf)
The Letter by Ruth Hildebrandt – November 17 2017
Tom Brazier’s Letter – November 10 2017
Clifford Hall’s Letter – November 3 2017
The Open Letter to William Nye by Richard W. Symonds – November 20 2017
Letter from William Nye to Richard W. Symonds – November 20 2017
2nd Letter to William Nye from Richard W. Symonds – November 20 2017
The Argus – November 21 2017