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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.  

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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 partners with Race Equality Foundation to carry out research into ethnic minority communities

3 September 2019

The Inquiry is working together with the Race Equality Foundation to carry out research into the views and experiences of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities.

The Race Equality Foundation will conduct focus groups with members of ethnic minorities, including Caribbean, Asian and African communities, as well as some one-to-one interviews.

Inquiry investigation hearings to be held in September

29 August 2019

The Inquiry is set to hold preliminary hearings in two investigations in September.

A preliminary hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC will take place on 24 September at 10.30am.

Survivor and Inquiry ambassador Sabah Kaiser speaks to After, a new BBC Sounds podcast

27 August 2019

Inquiry ambassador, Sabah Kaiser spoke to After, a new two part podcast series for BBC Sounds. The podcast is produced by survivor Catriona Morton.

VSCP update

25 August 2019

Following recent press coverage around events from 2008, Peter Saunders has resigned from the Victims and Survivors’ Consultative Panel with immediate effect.

The Inquiry will not be making any further comment on this matter.

Inquiry announces publication date for Accountability and Reparations report

22 August 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report on the Accountability and Reparations investigation at midday on Thursday 19 September 2019.

The report follows 15 days of public hearings held between November 2018 and January 2019.

Inquiry publishes summary report of second mandatory reporting seminar

15 August 2019

The Inquiry has today (15 August) published a summary report of its second seminar on mandatory reporting, which took place on 29 and 30 April 2019.

Core participant applications invited for next phase of Accountability & Reparations investigation

14 August 2019

We are today publishing an update note and inviting applications for Core Participant status in the next phase of the Accountability & Reparations investigation

Inquiry publishes financial report Q1 2019/20

7 August 2019

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the first quarter of 2019/20.

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 June 2019.

Inquiry publishes report into Nottinghamshire Councils

31 July 2019

The Inquiry has published its report on the response to allegations of sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils

VSCP update

29 July 2019

Further information about a breach of confidentiality relating to the publication of the Interim Report in April 2018 was recently brought to the Inquiry’s attention.

Following an investigation arising from this new information, Daniel Wolstencroft has resigned as a member of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel.  The Inquiry will not be making any further comment on this matter.

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