Lord Janner’s family have expressed their outrage at his “inexplicable inclusion” in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Ahead of a meeting with lawyers from the inquiry on Wednesday, his three children said the existence of a strand of the inquiry examining allegations against Lord Janner created an “assumption of guilt”.

Lord Janner’s son Daniel Janner QC, joined by his two sisters Marion Janner and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner outside the inquiry’s headquarters in Millbank, central London, said: “We are here to protest.

“We will state our outrage to this inquiry that our late father is the only individual singled out for separate treatment.

“As long as there is a strand in his name there is an assumption of guilt.

“The inquiry was meant to investigate institutions and not individuals. Our father was entirely innocent of any wrongdoing.”