Another month. Another headline. Another frontpage.
Today it's front page, plus an inside three-page spread
Problems too for the current chairwoman Alexis Jay - as the article states: "Questions will also be asked of senior inquiry staff, including Alexis
Jay, the chairwoman, who failed for months to take unilateral action
against Dame Lowell. One senior insider blamed a “culture of secrecy
that filtered right through the organisation” under the judge’s
leadership, saying that all were complicit in her staying for more than a
year. “She behaved like a monstrous tyrant and we were all horrified
and saying this can’t be allowed to carry on, but internally we felt
paralysed,” the source said."
Home Office ‘covered up racism of abuse judge’
Whitehall officials close to Theresa May were accused last night of covering up allegations of misconduct, including racist remarks, made against the judge in charge of Britain’s biggest public inquiry.
Home Office staff and advisers received warnings about Dame Lowell Goddard’s offensive behaviour in her role as chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) but did not end her “catastrophic” leadership.
‘Tantrums and shocking racism’ of inquiry’s dysfunctional dame
On a summer afternoon this year Dame Lowell Goddard stood at the doorway of her Westminster office and shouted in anger. Unless she got her own way, she is said to have declared, “I’m going to pack my bags, go back to New Zealand and take this inquiry down with me.”
Officials knew about judge’s erratic conduct
The home secretary’s claim that Dame Lowell Goddard left the child abuse inquiry because the job was too big and too far from home has been challenged by inquiry insiders who say the Home Office was briefed on serious concerns about the judge.
May’s fortunes tied to success or failure
Whether she likes it or not, Mrs May knows that her political fortunes are now inextricably linked to the effort to right historical child sex abuse wrongs.
Review plagued by lack of honesty and openness
For almost two months the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been falling apart in public. The Times investigation reveals it has been in a dysfunctional state for more than a year.
29 September 2016
Abuse inquiry in tatters after lawyer suspended
Conflict and division as May’s £100m child sex investigation heads for ‘fiasco’
The head of the national sex abuse inquiry suspended its top lawyer last night as the £100 million investigation descended into acrimony.
5 August 2016
Child abuse inquiry in crisis after judge quits
£100m review is yet to hear evidence
Dame Lowell Goddard stepped down within hours of revelations made by The Times that she had spent three months of her first year in the job either on holiday or overseas
The huge British public inquiry into child abuse was thrown into disarray last night when the judge in charge of it resigned from her post.
Dame Lowell Goddard stepped down within hours of revelations made by The Times that she had spent three months of her first year in the job either on holiday or overseas, primarily in New Zealand, her home country.
4 August 2016
Anger at inquiry judge’s absence
Child abuse review chief spent three months abroad in her first year
The judge who is leading Britain’s public inquiry into child abuse spent three months on holiday or abroad during her first year in the job, The Times has learnt.