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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.

 

New research explores children and young people’s views on online sexual harm

14 November 2019

The Inquiry has published new research exploring children and young people’s perspectives on online sexual harm and the education they receive on this in school.

Survivors of child sexual abuse invited to share views on access to records

8 November 2019

Survivors of child sexual abuse who have struggled to access their childhood records are being invited to speak to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Victims and survivors tell Inquiry that physical and sexual abuse was endemic in children’s homes and residential care

7 November 2019

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that 39 percent of children sexually abused in residential care also experienced physical abuse - and a fear of retribution stopped many victims from speaking out.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q2 2019/20

6 November 2019

 The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the second quarter of 2019/20.
The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on staffing costs, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 September 2019.

Inquiry announces final investigation into Effective Leadership of Child Protection

1 November 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into Effective Leadership of Child Protection. The investigation will focus on practical experience of leadership and management.

Applications open to join Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

28 October 2019

The Inquiry is inviting applications from survivors of child sexual abuse to join its Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP).

Inquiry publishes report into Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School

24 October 2019

The Inquiry has today (24 October) published its report into the Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School public hearings.

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.

It will also consider the Church’s current safeguarding regime and any ways in which it can be improved.

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

In November 2015, the then Chair of the Inquiry indicated that Medomsley Youth Detention Centre would be included in the scope document for CICI investigation.  

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