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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.

Tenth of survivors coming forward to Inquiry speak of child sexual abuse for first time

30 July 2020

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that more than one in 10 victims and survivors who have come forward to the Truth Project are speaking out about their experience for the first time. 

Inquiry’s Truth Project to conclude in October 2021

27 July 2020

The Inquiry is encouraging victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience with the Truth Project before its conclusion in October 2021.

Launched in 2015, the Truth Project provides a safe and supportive environment for survivors to share their accounts and put forward suggestions for change, in order to better protect children now and in the future.

Inquiry offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the choice to share experiences via video

1 July 2020

Survivors of child sexual abuse will now be able to share their accounts via video with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

New Inquiry research finds that racism and cultural stereotypes impact institutional response to child sexual abuse

25 June 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research exploring barriers faced by ethnic minority communities in reporting child sexual abuse.

Inquiry to hold virtual public hearing in the Lambeth Council investigation

23 June 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding a four week virtual public hearing in the Children in the Care of Lambeth Council investigation from 29 June - 10 July and 20 July - 31 July.

Sport used as cover for child sexual abuse, survivors tell Inquiry

18 June 2020

The Inquiry has published new research into child sexual abuse in sports, which finds that coaches and instructors exploited children’s vulnerabilities in order to groom and abuse them.

Inquiry collaborates with professional boxer to encourage survivors to come forward

11 June 2020

Boxer Callum Hancock is working with the Inquiry’s Truth Project to encourage victims and survivors to share their experiences.

Inquiry Information Line opening times

22 May 2020

Please note that the Inquiry Information Line will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22 May and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 26 May.

Video link Truth Project sessions for Deaf people

14 May 2020

Survivors of child sexual abuse who are Deaf will now be able to share their experiences with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, via videolink. So far, almost 5,000 people have shared their accounts. 

Inquiry Information Line opening times

7 May 2020

Please note that the Inquiry Information Line will be closed on Friday 8 May and will reopen at 9am on Monday 11 May.  

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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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