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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 report finds gaps in UK legal system are allowing known offenders to sexually abuse children abroad

9 January 2020

The Inquiry has published its report on the protection of children outside the UK, focusing on the legal measures designed to prevent British child sex abusers from offending overseas.

Inquiry to hold preliminary hearings into four investigations

8 January 2020

Preliminary hearings in relation to four investigations will be held on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January 20202 at the Inquiry hearing centre - 18 Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BW.  

They are as follows:

  • Tuesday 14 January AM - Child Protection in religious organisations and settings

  • Tuesday 14 January PM - Child Sexual Abuse in Residential Schools

  • Wednesday 15 January AM - Children in the care of Lambeth Council

  • Wednesday 15 January PM - Child Sexual Exploitation in Organised Networks

Inquiry encourages child sexual abuse survivors to come to the Truth Project

6 January 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is today re-launching a public awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can be heard at the Truth Project.

Inquiry Information Line Christmas 2019 opening hours

19 December 2019

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Inquiry hearing centre announcement

18 December 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will share its hearing centre with the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI).

Inquiry publishes decision in respect of Medomsley case study

5 December 2019

The Inquiry has today (5 December) published a Determination in respect of the case study concerning Medomsley Youth Detention Centre, part of the Children in Custodial Institutions investigation.

Extra hearing day in Accountability and Reparations Phase Two investigation

3 December 2019

An extra sitting day in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation will be held on 5 February 2020.

Three days of public hearings in this phase were held from 26-28 November, focusing on the law of limitation and potential redress schemes.

Inquiry announces publication date for Children Outside the UK Phase Two report

2 December 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report into the second phase of the Children Outside the UK investigation on 9 January 2020.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in second phase of Accountability and Reparations investigation

21 November 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation from November 26-28.

This three-day hearing will focus on two key issues. Firstly, whether the law of limitation should be reformed to make it easier for victims and survivors to bring claims for non-recent child sexual abuse. The Limitation Act 1980 currently puts time limits on when claims can be made.

Three schools to be examined in second phase of Residential Schools investigation

19 November 2019

The Inquiry has announced three schools which it will consider during the second phase of the Residential Schools investigation.

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