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Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse linked to Westminster

An overarching inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation involving people of public prominence associated with Westminster.

This investigation will consider evidence relating to allegations of child sexual abuse committed by persons of public prominence associated with Westminster and how these came to light; the findings of relevant investigations; whether there is evidence of conspiracy, cover-up, interference or tolerance in relation to child sexual abuse committed by persons of public prominence associated with Westminster; whether governmental, political and law enforcement institutions were aware of and took appropriate  steps; and whether there are adequate safeguarding and child protection policies in place within political parties, government departments and agencies.  

Next Steps:

A preliminary hearing in relation to this investigation took place at the Inquiry’s hearing centre at 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Further preliminary hearings will be announced, ahead of three weeks of public hearings on 4 March 2019.

The Inquiry has published an Update Note in relation to this investigation.

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

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