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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.

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.

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.

New responses to Inquiry recommendations published

6 July 2021

The Inquiry has published further updates on institutional responses to its recommendations.

Inquiry announces publication date for Lambeth Council report

25 June 2021

The Inquiry will publish its investigation report, Children in the care of Lambeth Council, at midday on Tuesday 27 July.

Police accuse young sexual abuse survivors of lying, report finds

24 June 2021

Young victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are often accused of lying when trying to report the abuse to police, a report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has revealed. 

Inquiry Information Line to close for spring Bank Holiday

28 May 2021

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed on Monday 31 May and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1 June.

The number is 0800 917 1000. Calls are free and do not appear on your phone bill.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q4 2020/21

13 May 2021

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2020/21.

The report also sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 31 March 2021.

Inquiry’s Anglican Church investigation leads to Church reform and new law

11 May 2021

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into the Anglican Church has led to the Church committing to significant reform and a new law to add religious leaders to the definition of ‘positions of trust’.

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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