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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office: Telephone: 0203 789 2114 (Emergency out of hours: 07584 277 119) or email: pressoffice@iicsa.org.uk 

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

New research explores challenges residential schools face to protect children from sexual abuse

2 April 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today published new research exploring the many challenges staff in residential schools face to safeguard pupils and handle child sexual abuse.

Inquiry Information Line to reduce opening hours

27 March 2020

The Inquiry Information Line will be running a reduced service until further notice.  From Friday 27 March, the new opening times are:

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Please note the Information Line will not be open on Saturdays mornings.  The number remains the same - 0800 917 1000 and calls will be answered during the new opening hours.

Public hearing in Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation suspended

16 March 2020

The Inquiry is suspending the remainder of the public hearing in the Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation.

On Monday evening, the government issued further guidance about the national response to the evolving situation with Covid-19.

Inquiry report finds risk of immeasurable harm to children from internet

12 March 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today (12 March) published its report on the Internet and Child Sexual Abuse.

Public hearing in Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation

12 March 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a public hearing in the Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation from 16 - 27 March.

This hearing will examine child protection policies and safeguarding cultures in religious organisations in England and Wales.

These include Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, Methodists, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and non-conformist Christian denominations.

Inquiry provides an update to the investigation into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC

5 March 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that the public hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC will commence on 12 October 2020.  

Issues relating to the anonymity of a witness mean that much of the hearing will be held in closed session.  

The Chair’s determination can be found here.

Inquiry publishes summary of victims and survivors' views on access to records

3 March 2020

The Inquiry has today (3 March 2020) published a summary of victims and survivors’ views on access to records.

Members of the Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Forum were asked about their experiences of accessing childhood records, the barriers they faced and any impacts.

58 Forum members discussed the issues at a series of events around England and Wales in November 2019. A further 25 members completed an online questionnaire.

Inquiry finds Westminster failed significantly in responses to child sexual abuse

25 February 2020

The Inquiry has today published its Westminster report, which finds political institutions have significantly failed in their responses to allegations of child sexual abuse for decades.

Two new members join Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

19 February 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that Christopher ‘Kit’ Shellam and Nujoji Calvocoressi will join the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel.

Inquiry announces publication date for Internet report

18 February 2020

The Inquiry is due to publish its report on the Internet investigation on Thursday 12 March.

The Truth Project

Our Truth Project offers the opportunity for Victims and Survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged.

The Media Centre

The media centre provides useful documents for covering our public hearings and investigation reports. Timetables, press releases, summaries and a range of images and logos are also available. This page is updated regularly.

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