Four new panel members, including the author of a report on sexual exploitation in Rotherham, have been appointed to the reformed independent inquiry into child abuse, the home secretary has announced.
After months of controversy about the makeup and power of the inquiry, Theresa May confirmed on Thursday it was to be placed on a statutory footing “to compel witnesses to determine whether state and non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to children”.
The home secretary said she had listened to demands from the survivors that the period of time covered by the inquiry be extended.
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