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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

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 urges more open conversation about child sexual abuse

19 February 2019

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found over half of victims and survivors who came forward to the Inquiry did not report that they were being sexually abused at the time it was happening.

Inquiry announces publication date for Children in Custodial Institutions report

14 February 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report on the sexual abuse of children in custodial institutions at midday on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in Children Outside the UK investigation

31 January 2019

The Inquiry will hold a week of public hearings in the Children Outside the UK investigation from 11 February to 15 February.

These will take place daily from 10.00am at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.

This investigation will examine legal measures designed to protect children outside the UK from sexual abuse by those with links to England and Wales.  

Inquiry to hold public hearing on Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School

23 January 2019

The Inquiry will hold a week of public hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School, part of the Roman Catholic Church investigation from 4 - 8 February 2019

Inquiry updates list of core participants for Westminster investigation

21 January 2019

The Chair of the Inquiry, Prof Alexis Jay OBE, has granted an application made by Harvey Proctor for core participant status in its Westminster investigation.

The application was granted on the basis the Inquiry will hear evidence of allegations of sexual abuse made against him during non recent police investigations.

This will not include allegations made by Carl Beech, known as ‘Nick’, that led to Operation Midland.

Inquiry launches national TV campaign for the Truth Project

14 January 2019

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

Hearing dates in January announced

4 January 2019

In addition to the two preliminary hearings already being held in January, the Inquiry has scheduled extra time for its public hearing in the Accountability and Reparations investigation.  

The details are as follows:

  • Tuesday 15 January 10.30am - preliminary hearing in relation to the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church.

Inquiry Information Line opening times over Christmas

20 December 2018

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

Government response to Interim Report

19 December 2018

“The Inquiry welcomes the responses given by the UK Government and Welsh Government with regard to recommendations made in our Interim Report.

Inquiry extends April seminar on mandatory reporting

18 December 2018


The Inquiry has extended its second seminar on the mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in April 2019.

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