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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.

 

Almost half of victims tell Inquiry they were under eight when sexual abuse began

22 October 2019

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found most victims and survivors who have come forward to the Truth Project were sexually abused by age 11 (79 percent), and almost half of victims (46 percent) were under eight when the abuse began. The Inquiry also heard that nearly half of all child sexual abuse (45 percent) is perpetrated by someone in the victim’s family. 

Inquiry to hold final public hearing in Roman Catholic Church investigation

21 October 2019

The Inquiry is holding its final public hearing in the Roman Catholic Church investigation from 28 October - 8 November.

The hearing will take place from 10.30am to 4.15pm at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.

The hearing will examine the extent of institutional failings by the Roman Catholic Church to protect children from sexual abuse.

Inquiry publishes provisional decision in respect of Medomsley case study

17 October 2019

The Inquiry has today published a provisional decision in respect of the Medomsley case study, part of the Children in Custodial Institutions (CICI) investigation.  

Background

Public hearing dates for 2020

26 September 2019

Inquiry announces dates for three public hearings next year

Inquiry announces publication date for Ealing Abbey report

26 September 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report into allegations of child sexual abuse at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School at midday on Thursday 24 October 2019.

The report forms part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study, within the wider investigation into the Roman Catholic Church.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the Residential Schools investigation from 30 September - 11 October.

Core participant applications invited for next phase of Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry has today (September 25) published an update note inviting applications for core participant status in the next phase of the Residential Schools investigation.

Inquiry publishes Accountability and Reparations report

19 September 2019

The Inquiry has today (September 19) published its report on the Accountability and Reparations investigation, which focuses on the aftermath of child sexual abuse and the legal process of claiming compensation.

Inquiry poll confirms 81% of child sexual abuse survivors feel stereotyped 

16 September 2019

New statistics from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have found over three quarters of victims and survivors believe they were stereotyped after speaking out about their abuse. 

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.

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