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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 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.

Inquiry publishes key information for mandatory reporting seminar in April

20 March 2019

The Inquiry has published key information and advice for the further seminar on mandatory reporting, taking place on April 29-30.

The seminar will consider arguments for and against the introduction of legislation which would make reporting child sexual abuse a legal requirement in England and Wales.

Inquiry seeks bids for research into victims and survivors’ experiences of support services

19 March 2019

The Inquiry has issued an invitation to tender for research into victims and survivors’ experiences of support services.

Inquiry opens core participant applications for child sexual exploitation by organised networks

6 March 2019

We are today publishing an update note and inviting applications for core participant status in the child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation.

Individuals and organisations that wish to be designated as a core participant in the child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation are asked to submit their application before 4pm on 27 March 2019

Inquiry publishes report on Children in Custodial Institutions

28 February 2019

The Inquiry has today (February 28) published its report on the sexual abuse of children in custodial institutions.

The report examines evidence of appalling abuse and institutional failures to protect children in the youth secure estate in England and Wales, as heard during two weeks of public hearings last July.

Focusing on the period from 2009 to 2017, the report shows that children held in young offender institutions and secure training centres are still not safe from sexual abuse.

Inquiry publishes week 1 timetable for Westminster hearing

28 February 2019

The Inquiry has today (Thursday 28 February) published the timetable for the first week of hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation involving people of public prominence associated with Westminster.

Public hearings in the Westminster investigation

22 February 2019

The Inquiry is holding three weeks of public hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation involving people of public prominence associated with Westminster.

The hearings are taking place from 10.00am to 4.15pm from Monday 4 to Friday 29 March 2019 (NB: no hearings will take place w/c 18 March).

Inquiry updates hearing timetable and announces core participant opening date for investigation into child sexual exploitation by organised networks

20 February 2019

The Inquiry has added three preliminary hearing dates to its timetable and announced it will open the investigation into child sexual exploitation by organised networks for core participant applications.

Inquiry publishes research report on child sexual abuse in the youth secure estate

20 February 2019

The Inquiry has published a research report on safeguarding procedures in the youth secure estate, focusing on child sexual abuse.

Inquiry urges more open conversation about child sexual abuse

19 February 2019

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found over half of victims and survivors who came forward to the Inquiry did not report that they were being sexually abused at the time it was happening.

Inquiry announces publication date for Children in Custodial Institutions report

14 February 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report on the sexual abuse of children in custodial institutions at midday on Thursday 28 February 2019.

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