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The Inquiry’s investigative work underpins the public hearings, which have now finished. The last public hearing was held in December 2020.

Each investigation concludes with a report that sets out the Inquiry’s conclusions on institutional failings and identifies practical recommendations for change. These will continue to be published into 2022. Please note: Due to its thematic nature, the Effective leadership of child protection investigation will feed into the Inquiry’s Final Report and will not be published as a separate investigation report.

Public hearings

The public hearings into our 15 investigations have now ended. The Inquiry heard evidence from 725 witnesses in person. Of those, 94 witnesses gave evidence as victims and survivors. It held 325 days of public hearings. During the hearings, 194,740 documents totalling over 2,448,176 pages were disclosed.

  • 325 Days

    of hearings completed

  • 725 Witnesses

    including 94 victims and survivors

  • 194,740 Documents disclosed

    made up of 2,448,176 individual pages of evidence


Investigation reports

Each public hearing concludes with a report that sets out the Inquiry's conclusions on institutional failures.

Public Hearings - Hearing Room


The Chair and Panel make recommendations, which arise directly from their findings, to better protect children from sexual abuse. These recommendations are published as part of the conclusions in investigation reports.

Chair and Panel Hearing Centre 1

All investigations

Public hearings into the Inquiry's 15 investigations have now finished, with all 19 investigation reports now published. The Final Report is the last to follow.

Public Hearings - Hearing Room


An historical timetable listing each public hearing date is available on our website. The last public hearing was held in December 2020.

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