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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

Second preliminary hearing for Accountability and Reparations Investigation

27 March

We are holding a second preliminary hearing into the Accountability and Reparations Investigation on Tuesday 28 March at 10.30am.

Nottinghamshire Councils investigation opens for core participants

24 March

Applications for core participant status are being invited in our Nottinghamshire Councils investigation

New opening hours for the Inquiry Information line

21 March

The Inquiry Information Line will now open from 8am

Work report and revised Terms of Reference published by VSCP

10 March

Work report and revised ToR from VSCP.

More news and updates

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