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.
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.