|Justice Lowell Goddard|
"Justice Lowell Goddard, the newly appointed chairman of the inquiry into historic sexual abuse, has said her panel will not report back until 2018 but promised it would remain under control by setting ‘achievable goals’. "
"Following the chaos which surrounded the first attempts to set up the inquiry, with the departures of two chairmen over claims they were too close to the "Establishment," Justice Goddard promised that victims would play a key role in selecting the new panel and setting its parameters."
"Asked if she herself felt equipped to take on "the Establishment," she said: "Well, I’m a judge so that’s not a new thing for me. .."
"The senior New Zealand judge also disclosed that her inquiry would cover the events in Rotherham, where police and council chiefs fail to stop the abuse of teenage girls, while also making recommendations for the future. "
"Justice Goddard said she would carry out a "scoping exercise" to decide which material would be addressed, and had not yet decided whether to take the probe back to the period before 1970s."