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Public hearing in Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation suspended

16 March 2020

The Inquiry is suspending the remainder of the public hearing in the Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings investigation.

On Monday evening, the government issued further guidance about the national response to the evolving situation with Covid-19.

After careful consideration of whether it is possible or appropriate to continue with this public hearing in light of this update, the Inquiry concluded it had no alternative but to postpone in order to protect the health of everyone involved. We will therefore not sit again this month.

The Inquiry is now looking at ways of reconvening the hearing as soon as possible and will provide an update in due course.

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