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Inquiry to hold further preliminary hearings

10 May 2016

Further preliminary hearings for four investigations are scheduled for July

In July, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold further preliminary hearings in relation to four of its investigations.

The hearings will be held in court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice. The full details of the hearings are:

  • Tuesday 26 July 2016, 10.30 am - further preliminary hearing in relation to the investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving Lord Greville Janner and the institutional responses to those allegations.
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016: 10.30 am - further preliminary hearing in relation to the investigation into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church.
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016: 11.45 am - further preliminary hearing in relation to the inquiry into allegations of the sexual abuse and exploitation of children residing at or attending Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School, and other institutions where their placement was arranged or provided by Rochdale Borough Council.
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016: 2.00 pm - further preliminary hearing in relation to the investigation of the extent of any institutional failures to protect children in the care of Lambeth Council from sexual abuse and exploitation.

The hearings follow initial preliminary hearings, in relation to these four  investigations, held in March. They will discuss the progress of the investigations and give directions. 

Preliminary hearings are not broadcast, but they are open to the press and public and live tweeting is allowed.  A transcript of the hearing will be available on our website.

Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For information on attending a preliminary hearing please read this document or for more information on preliminary hearings, please read the information note on each of our Investigation pages.

Further dates for preliminary hearings into the Inquiry’s investigations will be announced on our website and on our Twitter feed in due course.

Information on all preliminary hearings will continue to be posted on our website.

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