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Professor Alexis Jay OBE becomes Chair of the Inquiry.

11 August 2016

Professor Alexis Jay OBE becomes Chair of the Inquiry with immediate effect.

The Home Secretary has today announced that Professor Alexis Jay OBE is to be the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse with immediate effect.

In a message to everyone involved with the work of the Inquiry in particular victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, Professor Jay said;

“I am committed to ensuring this Inquiry does everything it has set out to do and does so with pace, with confidence and with clarity.

"Be in no doubt - the Inquiry is open for business and people are busier than ever working hard to increase momentum. The Panel and I are determined to make progress on all parts of the Inquiry's work, including speaking to victims and survivors.

I am determined to overcome the challenges along the way. I will lead the largest public inquiry of its kind and together with my fellow Panel members we will fearlessly examine institutional failures, past and present and make recommendations so that the children of England and Wales are better protected now and in the future.”

A copy of the letter from Professor Alexis Jay to the Home Secretary regarding her declaration of interests can be found in our Library.

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