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Investigations & research

The Inquiry launched 15 investigations into a broad range of institutions identified on the basis of the Chair and Panel’s criteria for selection of investigations.

The investigations 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 also has a dedicated research function, set up to support the Inquiry to ask the right questions of the institutions it is investigating and to generate new insight into child sexual abuse.

The research team comprises social researchers and statisticians who have previously worked across a wide variety of organisations, including government departments, market research organisations, academia and third sector organisations.

Our research brings together what is already know about child sexual abuse, and undertakes research to fill knowledge gaps. Our researchers also analyse the information the Inquiry receives through the Truth Project and helps to ensure the best use of high quality data across the Inquiry.

Investigations

Although our programme of public hearings is now complete, work is ongoing and all information gathered will inform the Chair and Panel’s recommendations in the Inquiry’s Final Report.

Chair and Panel Hearing Centre 1

Research

We have an ambitious research programme to fill knowledge gaps about child sexual abuse and make sure our recommendations are informed by the latest learning.

IICSA Research

Reports

The Inquiry produces regular reports, including legal investigation and research reports, quarterly statistics and Truth Project experiences shared.

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find details on how to do this on our contact us page.

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