The Dame Janet Smith Review was established by the BBC to conduct an impartial, thorough and independent review of the culture and practices of the BBC during the years that Jimmy Savile worked there. The Review will receive evidence from those who may have been the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises or on location for the BBC and from others who may have raised concerns about his conduct with the BBC. It will also examine whether the BBC’s child protection and whistleblowing policies are fit for purpose. The Review is chaired by the former Court of Appeal judge, Dame Janet Smith DBE.
The Review needs to ensure that it protects vulnerable witnesses, minimises the risk of prejudicing on-going police investigations and encourages witnesses to come forward. The web site will be updated with general information from time to time but the Review cannot publish detailed information on its investigations.
Appeal for witnesses – Jimmy Savile
We know that in many cases, it will not be easy to come forward but the Review needs your support to fulfil its responsibilities. Please do help us if you can.
We would very much like to hear from:
- people who were the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises, or on location for the BBC
- people who knew of or suspected inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises, or on location for the BBC
- anyone who raised concerns about Jimmy Savile’s sexual conduct (whether formally or informally) within the BBC
- people who worked for or with the BBC during the time that Jimmy Savile worked there (currently believed to be 1964 to approximately 2007) whether or not they were aware of any inappropriate behaviour and:
- who worked with or for Jimmy Savile or on programmes he presented (whether in junior or senior roles)
- to whom Jimmy Savile reported (directly or indirectly)
- who were familiar with the culture or practices of the BBC during that time insofar as they may have been relevant to preventing or enabling the sexual abuse of children, young people or teenagers
- held senior positions at the BBC and who may have relevant information which would assist the Review e.g. people who worked in Human Resources, former Director-Generals, directors or producers.
If you think you can help us, please contact the Review at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message with your contact details on our voicemail only line: 0800 808 5298 or write to us addressed to The Dame Janet Smith Review, c/o Reed Smith LLP, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS.