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Latest head of abuse inquiry Lowell Goddard to face MPs

The latest figure to head Britain's long-delayed inquiry into child sex abuse is to be grilled by MPs later today.

Lowell Goddard, a High Court judge from New Zealand, was named as chair by Home Secretary Theresa May last week.

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Child abuse campaigner: This is a 'positive day for survivors'

Former Child Protection manager Peter McKelvie

Former Child Protection manager Peter McKelvie has welcomed the appointment of New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard to lead the Child Sex Abuse Inquiry.

Speaking after a meeting at the Home Office, he said it was a "positive day for survivors" and that "the cement has been put down so whichever government comes in at the next election, the [inquiry] process will go on."

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