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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

Inquiry to hold preliminary hearings for four investigations

27 April

Henrietta Hill QC announced as Deputy Counsel to the Inquiry

18 April
Henrietta Hill QC (Queens Council)

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that Henrietta Hill QC is to be Deputy Counsel to the Inquiry

Inquiry publishes Notice of Determination in the investigation into the institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone, QC

11 April

Inquiry Seminar: Preventing and responding to Child Sexual Abuse, learning about best practice from overseas

7 April

We are holding a seminar into learning best practice of preventing and responding to Child Sexual Abuse outside of England and Wales.

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