Senior judge appointed to head public child abuse inquiry

The Scotsman|28 July 2016

A SENIOR judge has been appointed to take over Scotland’s controversial public inquiry into the abuse of children in care, the Scottish Government announced yesterday. Lady Smith has been put in charge of the investigation into historical abuse and replaces the previous chair Susan O’Brien QC who left a month ago claiming she was being undermined by the government. The new appointment was made by Education Secretary John Swinney who hopes Lady Smith can bring some stability to the inquiry, which has been rocked by two high-profile resignations.

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