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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Investigating the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales. Read our Opening Statement and the November update statement.

We will identify institutional failings where they are found to exist. We will demand accountability for past institutional failings. We will support victims and survivors to share their experience of sexual abuse. And we will make practical recommendations to ensure that children are given the care and protection they need.

The Inquiry is independent of government. The Chair is Professor Alexis Jay OBE, who is supported by a Panel, a Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel, and other expert advisers. More about who we are.

Share your experience

We are working with victims and survivors who want to assist the Inquiry in its work. You can share your experience of sexual abuse with us.

Many victims and survivors have already taken part in the Truth Project and some have asked us to share their feedback on the process.

News and updates

Inquiry publishes first anonymised summaries from the Truth Project

1 December

We have today published the first personal accounts from victims and survivors who have taken part in our Truth Project.

Transcript of Inquiry Seminar, day 2

1 December

The Inquiry has today published the transcript for the second day of Inquiry Seminars

Transcript of Inquiry Seminars held today in central London

29 November

The Inquiry has today published the full transcript of its first Inquiry Seminar

Inquiry seeking bids for support services for our Truth Project

28 November

The Inquiry is advertising to procure services to support victims and survivors of child sexual abuse who attend the Truth Project and/or Inquiry meetings in England and Wales.  

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