Response to Dame Lowell Goddard's Resignation

Posted by / Friday 05 August 2016 /

Action for Children responds to the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard, the judge who was appointed last year to chair the inquiry into sexual abuse. Justice Goddard was selected after two previous chairwomen quit. 

"Action for Children is very disappointed to hear of the resignation of the chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. <br/> This is a huge disappointment for survivors, who will again feel frustrated that people in authority are unable to make significant progress investigating the institutional abuse that we know has taken place. The message must not be that sexual abuse is too difficult to investigate, or that people in positions of power will not be held to account for past crimes. <br/> A new chair must be appointed without delay."

Deanna Neilson, Head of Safeguarding at Action for Children,