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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.

Two new members join Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

19 February 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that Christopher ‘Kit’ Shellam and Nujoji Calvocoressi will join the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel.

Inquiry announces publication date for Internet report

18 February 2020

The Inquiry is due to publish its report on the Internet investigation on Thursday 12 March.

Extra sitting day in Accountability & Reparations investigation

31 January 2020

The Inquiry is holding an extra sitting day in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation on Wednesday 5 February.

This phase of the investigation is examining the law of limitation and potential redress schemes.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q3 2019/20

31 January 2020

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the third quarter of 2019/20.

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on staffing costs, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 31 December 2019.

Inquiry finds almost half of child sexual abuse survivors are disabled

30 January 2020

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found almost half of victims and survivors who have come forward to its Truth Project have an illness or condition that affects their lives.

Inquiry announces publication date for Westminster report

27 January 2020

The Inquiry will publish its report on the Westminster investigation on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

New VSCP members

20 January 2020

Following a successful recruitment campaign and subject to the standard security checks, we have appointed two new members of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel. We will announce the names of the new members in due course.

Inquiry report finds gaps in UK legal system are allowing known offenders to sexually abuse children abroad

9 January 2020

The Inquiry has published its report on the protection of children outside the UK, focusing on the legal measures designed to prevent British child sex abusers from offending overseas.

Inquiry to hold preliminary hearings into four investigations

8 January 2020

Preliminary hearings in relation to four investigations will be held on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January 20202 at the Inquiry hearing centre - 18 Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BW.  

They are as follows:

  • Tuesday 14 January AM - Child Protection in religious organisations and settings

  • Tuesday 14 January PM - Child Sexual Abuse in Residential Schools

  • Wednesday 15 January AM - Children in the care of Lambeth Council

  • Wednesday 15 January PM - Child Sexual Exploitation in Organised Networks

Inquiry encourages child sexual abuse survivors to come to the Truth Project

6 January 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is today re-launching a public awareness campaign to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can be heard at the Truth Project.

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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