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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.

New research explores motives and behaviour of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation

5 May 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research into the motives and behaviours of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation who were convicted alongside other perpetrators. 

‘I am still alive ... I am a survivor ... this is why I am speaking to you’ Child sexual abuse survivors hope to help others by sharing experiences

28 April 2020

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have said they hope to help others by sharing their experience. 

New Truth Project research finds children sexually abused in custodial institutions faced extreme violence and sadism

23 April 2020

The Inquiry has published new research into child sexual abuse in custodial institutions, which finds children faced exceptionally sadistic treatment. Often, they were left completely isolated and had no way to escape the sexual abuse and violence.

Inquiry Information Line opening times over Easter

9 April 2020

The Inquiry Information Line will be closed from 10-13 April due to the Easter Bank Holiday.

Inquiry launches new recommendations section

7 April 2020

The Inquiry has launched a new dedicated section on its website to provide updates on institutional responses to its recommendations.

Inquiry announces update on public hearings

6 April 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today announced that following the suspension of the Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings public hearing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it hopes to resume the hearing via video conference at 10.30 am on 11 May 2020.  

New research explores challenges residential schools face to protect children from sexual abuse

2 April 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today published new research exploring the many challenges staff in residential schools face to safeguard pupils and handle child sexual abuse.

Inquiry Information Line to reduce opening hours

27 March 2020

The Inquiry Information Line will be running a reduced service until further notice.  From Friday 27 March, the new opening times are:

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Please note the Information Line will not be open on Saturdays mornings.  The number remains the same - 0800 917 1000 and calls will be answered during the new opening hours.

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.

Inquiry report finds risk of immeasurable harm to children from internet

12 March 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today (12 March) published its report on the Internet and Child Sexual Abuse.

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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