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Our task is to make sure that children get the care and protection from sexual abuse they need and deserve, now and in the future.

IICSA panel members

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was set up because of  serious concerns that some organisations had failed and were continuing to fail to protect children from sexual abuse.

Our remit is huge, but as a statutory inquiry we have unique authority to address issues that  have persisted despite previous inquiries and attempts at reform.

Through our investigations and public hearings we are examining what went wrong and why, and will challenge those institutions responsible. The evidence we gather will inform our recommendations to help protect children in the future.

We have an ambitious research programme which will fill gaps in knowledge about child sexual abuse and make sure our recommendations are informed by the latest learning.

Our Truth Project offers an opportunity for victims and survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged. By doing so they will help us to better understand the long term impact of abuse. Their contributions will help us make recommendations about support needs, as well as challenge assumptions about child sexual abuse.  

Getting in touch

You can call the Inquiry Information Line on: 0800 917 1000 - it’s open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm. Calls are free and do not show on your bill.

Share your experience through the Truth Project. Email us at or use our online form or you can write to us at Freepost IICSA INDEPENDENT INQUIRY.

Provide information via Freepost IICSA INDEPENDENT INQUIRY (no stamp required) or by email at

Take part in the Victims and Survivors Forum which is open to all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse; find more information here  or email

Attend seminars and public hearings - see timetable here; consider whether to apply for special status in a future investigation.

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13 December

Inquiry takes Truth Project to Birmingham

The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is holding sessions for victims and survivors in Birmingham in January and February.

6 December

Public Hearings on the Roman Catholic Church investigation

The Inquiry’s first public hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church is taking place from 27 November to 15 December

21 November

Inquiry takes Truth Project to Brighton

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse will be heard by the Truth Project in Brighton this January.

21 November
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