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Investigations

The Inquiry has launched 13 investigations into a broad range of institutions identified on the basis of the Panel’s criteria for selection of investigations. The investigations will give a voice to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, enable the Inquiry to understand how institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse and make practical recommendations to ensure better institutional protection for children in the future.

The Inquiry’s investigative work underpins the Public Hearings Project and hearings will be held during the course of most, if not all, of the investigations.

Each investigation will conclude with a report that will set out the Inquiry’s conclusions on institutional failings and identify practical recommendations for change.

These 13 investigations constitute the first phase of the Inquiry’s work and further investigations will be announced as the Inquiry progresses.

Case Studies

As many of our Investigations cover large subject areas, we may divide some into case studies focusing on smaller sections of the topic. A case study may, for example, have its own dedicated hearing and will feed into the wider investigation of which it is a part.

More information on how case studies are managed in each can be found on the individual Investigation pages in this section of the website.

Next steps for the investigations:

Individuals and organisations that wish to be designated as a core participant in relation to the Nottinghamshire Councils investigation are asked to submit their applications before Friday 21st April 2017.

Applicants should read the definition of scope for the investigation, the guidance for potential core participants and the Inquiry's core participant frequently asked questions document.

A preliminary hearing in relation to this investigation will be held at 10.30 on Thursday 11th May 2017 at the International Resolution Centre in London.

The Inquiry has already invited applications for Core Participation status, and has held one or more preliminary hearings, in relation to the following seven investigations:

Details of any further preliminary hearings in relation to these investigations will be announced in due course. 

When each of the remaining investigations are in a position to invite applications for Core Participant status and hold preliminary hearings, the Inquiry will make announcements here.

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

Timetable of Hearings

April 2017

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May 2017

June 2017

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August 2017

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September 2017

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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January 2018

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February 2018

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March 2018

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April 2018

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