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Effective Leadership of Child Protection

An inquiry into effective leadership of child protection.

Across its investigations, the Inquiry has heard evidence of institutional failing and poor leadership. Often, policies and practices aimed at protecting chidren from sexual abuse have not been implemented well, if at all. The Inquiry considers it necessary to conduct a thematic investigation into effective leadership of the institutions that fall within the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.  

This investigation will build on the Inquiry’s findings on leadership in the interim and investigation reports. It will focus on practical experiences of leadership and management and examine how effective leadership can better protect children from sexual abuse.  

Given its thematic nature, this investigation will not focus on any individual case studies or particular institution. It will explore issues such as those identified in the Definition of Scope.

Next Steps

The deadline for core participant applications is 13 December 2019. Potential applicants should read the Definition of Scope, Update Note,  Guidance for potential core participants and Core Participant FAQs before submitting an application.

A preliminary hearing will be held at 10.30 am on 25 February 2020. The Inquiry will hold a public hearing in this investigation in 2020.

The Inquiry is encouraging all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience.

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