Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has today accepted the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard, chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
The Home Secretary said:
I can confirm that Dame Lowell Goddard wrote to me today to offer her resignation as Chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse and I have accepted. I want to assure everyone with an interest in the inquiry, particularly victims and survivors, that the work of the inquiry will continue without delay and a new chair will be appointed. I would like to thank Dame Lowell Goddard for the contribution she has made in setting up the inquiry so that it may continue to go about its vital work.