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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

This Inquiry will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions in England and Wales have taken seriously their responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse, and make meaningful recommendations for change in the future. In December 2016 the Chair of the Inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay OBE, published the results of her internal review into the Inquiry's ways of working. The report sets out how the Inquiry will carry out its work as swiftly and effectively as possible. The review sharpens the focus of the Inquiry and lays out a detailed schedule of work for 2017.

Victims and Survivors

If you're a victim or survivor of child sexual abuse and you are thinking about sharing your experience with the Inquiry's Truth Project please send an email to [email protected] to express your interest and we will get back in touch with you shortly with some more information.

You can also visit our victims and survivors section which gives some more information to help you begin the process of sharing your experience with us. You can provide us with your contact details plus some additional information and we'll get in touch to guide you through the process.

Many victims and survivors have already taken part in the Truth Project and some of their experiences have been anonymised and summarised in the Inquiry's first publication to help better understand the scale, scope and nature of child sexual abuse.

News and updates

The Inquiry seeks written material for a literature review of the young people's secure estate

19 January

The Inquiry seeks material from research bodies or institutions for a literature review of the young people's secure estate

Inquiry announces new lead Counsel

10 January

Brian Altman QC is to be new lead Counsel.

Preliminary hearing in the investigation into the protection of children outside the UK

6 January

A preliminary hearing in this investigation will be held on Tuesday 31 January

Inquiry Information Line opening times over the New Year 

30 December

The Information Line will be closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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