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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.

The Truth Project

If you're a victim or survivor of child sexual abuse and you are thinking about sharing your experience in a safe and confidential way then the Inquiry's Truth Project would like to hear from you.

There are a number of ways for you to get in touch, including through our short online form, where we'll ask you for your contact details and your preferred way for us to get in touch.

You can click on the button below to go directly to the online form or you can go to find out more about the Truth Project.

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News and updates

Michael May to take new role at the Inquiry

17 July

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has today announced that Michael May has been appointed as Head of London and the South East Inquiry offices

Inquiry opens two tenders for the provision of fieldwork to support qualitative research with children and young people in custody & for the provision of fieldwork to support child sexual exploitation qualitative research

17 July

Inquiry seminar: Impacts of CSA, support needs and support services - Day two summary

6 July

Yesterday (5 July), the Chair and Panel heard testimony from victims and survivors and experts on the needs of child victims and the support services available to them

Inquiry seminar: Impacts of CSA, support needs and support services - Day one summary

4 July

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