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Resignation of Peter McKelvie from the Victims' and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP)

16 October 2015

On Friday 16 October 2015 Peter McKelvie resigned from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Victims' and Survivors Consultative Panel.

Share your experience online form ­- an update

15 October 2015

Due to a change in our website address to on 14 September, any information submitted to the Inquiry between 14 September and 2 October through the online form on the “Share your experience” page of our website, was instantly and...

VSCP Terms of Reference published

1 October 2015

The Chair of the IICSA, Lowell Goddard, "I am delighted the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel have agreed their Terms of Reference. Already they are helping to shape and inform the work of the Inquiry in a number of important respects. Each...

Our website address has changed

18 September 2015

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has updated the URL of its website.

The website is being hosted on its new domain Our new URL is now

The helpline number remains unchanged: 0800 917...

Procurement process to run for Inquiry helpline

4 August 2015

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has a dedicated helpline for victims and survivors. The aim of the helpline is to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to engage with the work of the Inquiry.

Share your experience

31 July 2015

The Inquiry has launched a new area called Share your experience developed specifically for victims and survivors wishing to share their experience with the Inquiry team. A key part of this is the publication of a new form and further guidance for...

Costs relating to the Inquiry

13 July 2015

As the Chair set out in her Opening Statement on 9 July, the Home Secretary has approved a budget of £17.9m for the Inquiry for 2015/16. We have today published details relating to the costs of the Inquiry. In doing so, we have written to the Home...

Attorney-General grants protection to whistleblowers

9 July 2015

The Inquiry has secured strong legal protection for whistleblowers. Following a process of discussion with the offices of the Attorney-General and the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney-General gave an undertaking on 15 June 2015 that no...

The Inquiry officially opens

9 July 2015

Today, the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM, officially opened the Inquiry at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

In her statement, the Chair set out the aims of the Inquiry, described its...

Victims and Survivors' Consultative Panel Statement

9 July 2015

As part of her opening statement today the Chair announced the membership of the Victims and Survivors' Consultative Panel (VSCP).

Those appointed are: Sheila Coates, Lucy Duckworth, Fay Maxted, Michael May, Peter McKelvie, Peter Saunders, Chris...

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