Issues surrounding the Review of Financial Management of Operation Rectangle

Scrutiny review - Children, Education & Home Affairs Panel

Launch date: 23/06/2011

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

An investigation into the review of how money was spent during the Historic Child Abuse Enquiry

Terms of reference

  1. To examine the instructions under which BDO Alto was engaged to review the financial management of Operation Rectangle and their methods for gathering evidence for this review.
  2. To clarify the connection between the BDO Alto review and the review on the same matter separately commissioned by the Acting Chief Officer of Police.
  3. To identify the reasons why the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Rectangle was not interviewed by BDO Alto and was not given the opportunity to respond to the report’s findings.
  4. To clarify the liaison between BDO Alto and the Wiltshire Police, in particular the references in the BDO Alto report to the Senior Investigating Officer’s statements to Wiltshire Police.
  5. To investigate how details of the review into the financial management of Operation Rectangle came to be published in a national newspaper in October 2009.
  6. To consider the implications of the Sub-Panel’s findings.

Call for evidence



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