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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 to hold virtual public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

12 November 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a two week virtual public hearing in the second phase of its Residential Schools investigation, from 16 - 27 November.

Inquiry finds Catholic Church prioritised reputation over the welfare of children

9 November 2020

The Catholic Church prioritised its own reputation over the welfare of vulnerable children for decades, according to a report published today (November 10) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q2 2020/21

3 November 2020

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

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 September 2020.

Child sexual abuse survivors call for honest conversations about impact of abuse

29 October 2020

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have described how they hope to raise awareness of the significant and long lasting impact that abuse can have on someone’s life. 

Truth Project relaunches in-person sessions for Deaf victims and survivors

28 October 2020

Deaf victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can share their experience with the Truth Project in person again, following its relaunch in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is encouraging Deaf victims and survivors to get in touch now before it draws to a close next year.

Child sexual abuse survivors describe negative experiences of redress process

14 October 2020

The Inquiry has today (14 October) published a summary of victims and survivors’ views on redress.

Inquiry announces publication date for Catholic Church report

9 October 2020

The Inquiry will publish its overarching Catholic Church investigation report at midday on Tuesday 10 November.

This report is based on public hearings held during October and November 2019, which examined the response of the Catholic Church to allegations of child sexual abuse, as well as the adequacy of the current safeguarding regime and any improvements needed to policies and practices.

Inquiry to hold hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC

8 October 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate institutional responses to allegations involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC in a three week public hearing, starting on 12 October.

This hearing will examine whether the Labour politician’s public prominence led to deferential treatment from institutions including Leicestershire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Leicestershire County Council and the Labour Party.

Inquiry report finds Anglican Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse

6 October 2020

The Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual predators within their ranks, according to a report published today (6 October) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. 

Inquiry to hold public hearing into child sexual exploitation by organised networks

17 September 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in the Child Sexual Exploitation by Organised Networks investigation from 21 September to 2 October.

This hearing will examine the current nature and extent of child sexual exploitation by organised networks in England and Wales, as well as institutional responses.

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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