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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.

Key Inquiry recommendation on 'positions of trust' included in new bill

9 March 2021

A key Inquiry recommendation to ban clergy from sexual relationships with 16-18 year olds in their care could be implemented as part of a new bill.

New legislation planned for England and Wales would mean faith leaders and sports coaches are defined as ‘positions of trust’ alongside teachers and doctors.

It would therefore make sexual relationships between people in these positions and those they supervise illegal.

Inquiry publishes responses to recommendations update

25 February 2021

The Inquiry has issued further updates on institutional responses to its recommendations.

Cambridge House, Knowl View And Rochdale Investigation Revisited

23 February 2021

In April 2018 the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale investigation report, following three weeks of public hearings in 2017. 30 witnesses gave evidence in person and 28 written statements were offered in evidence.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q3 2020/21

23 February 2021

The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the third quarter of 2020/21.

The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on salaries, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 31 December 2020.

Protected characteristics impact institutional response to child sexual abuse, survivors tell Inquiry

18 February 2021

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today (18 February) published a summary of victims and survivors’ views and experiences of protected characteristics. The report found 73 percent of Forum members who took part in the survey felt that their protected characteristics had impacted their interaction with institutions about child sexual abuse.

Two thirds of child sexual abuse survivors didn’t tell anyone about abuse at the time

28 January 2021

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that over two thirds of victims and survivors did not tell anyone that they were being sexually abused at the time it was happening. One in 10 disclosed the abuse for the first time when they spoke to the Inquiry’s Truth Project.

Child migration programmes investigation revisited

25 January 2021

This year the Inquiry is highlighting a different report each month

In-person Truth Project sessions conclude

6 January 2021

To protect the health of victims and survivors, we are following Government lockdown instructions and can no longer offer in-person Truth Project sessions. Participants who would like to share their experience with the Truth Project can still do so by phone, video call or in writing.

The Truth Project provides a supportive and safe opportunity for survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences with the Inquiry, and put forward suggestions for change to keep children safe in future. 

Inquiry Information Line Christmas 2020 opening hours

21 December 2020

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 24 December until 8am on Monday 4 January

Child sexual abuse committed in schools was open secret, survivors tell Inquiry

17 December 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research into child sexual abuse in schools, which finds that perpetrators frequently had reputations as abusers and their behaviour was often an ‘open secret’.

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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