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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

Public hearing in the Child Migration Programmes Case Study

24 February

The Inquiry has published the timetable for the first week of public hearings in the Child Migration Programme Case Study

Request for Literature: Characteristics and vulnerabilities of victims of online-facilitated child sexual abuse and exploitation

23 February

To gain an understanding of the most up to date research on victims of online-facilitated child sexual abuse, we have commissioned Lancaster University to undertake a review of published and unpublished literature.

Inquiry Seminar on Criminal Compensation

17 February

The Inquiry has today published the agenda, participant list and a short report of the responses for the Inquiry Seminar on Criminal Compensation being held on Tuesday 21 February

Inquiry’s Truth Project comes to the south west

6 February

The Inquiry is hosting its first Truth Project sessions in the south west today

More news and updates

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