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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: Telephone: 0203 789 2114 (Emergency out of hours: 07584 277 119) or email: 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 report finds child sexual abuse in most major UK religions

2 September 2021

Child sexual abuse has been found in most major UK religions, according to a new report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; with some found to have no child protection policies in place at all.

1,700 victims and survivors share experience with the Truth Project in writing

24 August 2021

The Inquiry is encouraging victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience with the Truth Project in writing before it closes in October 2021. More than 1,700 survivors have now shared their experience with the Truth Project by writing to us.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q1 2021/22

23 August 2021

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the first quarter of 2021/22.

The report also sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 June 2021.

Inquiry announces new time frame for Residential Schools investigation report

17 August 2021

The public hearing for the Residential Schools investigation concluded in November 2020. On closing the hearing, the Chair said that the Inquiry hoped to publish the investigation report this autumn.  

While the Inquiry has made good progress on preparing this report, it will now be published early next year.  We will update the progress of this report on our website.

Over a third of child sexual abuse victims report depression, according to Inquiry research

5 August 2021

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that 88 percent of victims and survivors have experienced an impact on their mental health as a result of the sexual abuse, with over a third reporting depression. One in 10 disclosed the sexual abuse they experienced as a child for the first time when they spoke to the Inquiry’s Truth Project.

Inquiry announces publication date for Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings report

2 August 2021

The Inquiry will publish its 16th investigation report, Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings, at midday on Thursday 2 September.

Children in the care of Lambeth Council subjected to decades of cruelty and sexual abuse, Inquiry report finds

27 July 2021

Children in the care of Lambeth Council were subjected to levels of cruelty and sexual abuse that are hard to comprehend, a new report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found. The Inquiry is calling for a criminal investigation to be considered into the handling of the case of a child who died in care. Children in care were found to be pawns in a toxic power game within Lambeth Council and between the Council and central government.

Registration for Truth Project phone and video sessions to close on 31 July

26 July 2021

The Inquiry is encouraging victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to register for a telephone or video Truth Project session before 31 July 2021, when applications close. Written accounts will be welcomed until the end of October 2021.

Child sexual abuse survivors encouraged to register for Truth Project phone and video sessions before 31 July

19 July 2021

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse who would like to share their experience with the Truth Project via phone or video call are encouraged to register before 31 July 2021, when applications close. Written accounts will be welcomed until the end of October 2021.

Child sexual abusers use similar tactics to groom children in institutions, Inquiry report finds

13 July 2021

Tactics exploited by perpetrators working in institutions enable child sexual abuse to continue even today, according to an unprecedented research study from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The Truth Project

Our Truth Project offers the opportunity for Victims and Survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged.

The Media Centre

The media centre provides useful documents for covering our public hearings and investigation reports. Timetables, press releases, summaries and a range of images and logos are also available. This page is updated regularly.

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