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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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LGBTQ+ child sexual abuse victims and survivors blamed for their abuse

24 May 2022

Some LGBTQ+ victims and survivors of child sexual abuse were told their identity or orientation was a result of the abuse they experienced, a new report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found. This severely damaged their self-identity and mental health, with some survivors being told they had brought the sexual abuse upon themselves.

Inquiry publishes 1,100 child sexual abuse accounts to amplify survivors’ voices

12 May 2022

The Inquiry has released an online anthology highlighting the accounts of more than 1,100 victims and survivors who came forward to the Inquiry’s Truth Project.

Inquiry Information Line to close between April 15-18 over Easter Bank Holiday

13 April 2022

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed from 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 14 April) and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 19 April.

Inquiry publishes financial report 2021/22

31 March 2022

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the 2021-22 financial year up to 31 December 2021. 

Schools reluctant to report child sexual abuse by staff and pupils, report finds

1 March 2022

A new report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse highlights shocking and horrific instances of child sexual abuse in schools, with some teachers exploiting their positions of trust to groom and abuse children across all types of educational settings examined by the Inquiry.

New responses to recommendations published by Inquiry

17 February 2022

Today, the Inquiry has published the next updates on responses to its recommendations.

Victims and survivors say tackling child sexual abuse needs cultural change

10 February 2022

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have described their hopes for a society where they are not afraid to talk about their experiences, and underlined the importance of encouraging a more open conversation on sexual abuse. 

Child sexual exploitation underreported with authorities struggling to keep pace, Inquiry report finds

1 February 2022

Extensive failures by local authorities and police forces mean they are struggling to keep pace with the changing nature of sexual exploitation of children by networks, a report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found. It says children are being sexually exploited by networks in all parts of England and Wales in the ‘most degrading and destructive ways’, with many exploited children raped or sexually assaulted repeatedly, over a period of months or even years.

Inquiry announces publication dates of final two investigation reports

4 January 2022

The Inquiry will publish its 18th investigation report, Child Sexual Exploitation by Organised Networks, at midday on 1 February 2022.

Inquiry Information Line opening times over Christmas 2021

20 December 2021

The Inquiry Information Line will close at the earlier time of 1pm on Christmas Eve. 

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