Hoot’s E-Resource of the Week – Victoria Climbié

Victoria Climbié Inquiry

E-resource type: Database

Victoria Climbié was eight years of age when she was murdered by her aunt and aunt’s partner, after eighteen months of abuse in their care. The inquiry subsequent to her death found failings on the part of a number of agencies whose remits included child protection. It led to the introduction of several measures, such as the Children’s Act and the Every Child Matters national framework.

Testimony from 168 witnesses, totalling approximately 2 million words of evidence, was gathered during the inquiry and has been collated in this online archive. The data can be retrieved by the job role, borough of work and   evidence topics of individual witnesses.

To access:

  • Log into our Learn Zone page 
  • Click the Databases icon 
  • Scroll down to select Victoria Climbié Inquiry