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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...

Inquiry will not comment on Janner case until it closes

6 July 2015

The Independent Inquiry will not release statements on the Janner case until it has concluded.

Now that the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to commence a prosecution against Lord Janner, it would not be appropriate for the Inquiry to make...

Chair of the Inquiry issues guidance on destruction of documents

23 June 2015

On announcing the statutory Inquiry, the Home Secretary requested a moratorium on the destruction of material. On the 23 June 2015 the Inquiry sent out further guidance on the detail of what may or may not be destroyed across Government and by other...

Update from the Inquiry on appointment of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

15 May 2015

On the 15 May 2015, the Inquiry published a message regarding the appointment of the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP). Due to a large number of applicants to the VSCP, and in order to ensure that all of these applications were given due...

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to examine Janner allegations

29 April 2015

On the 29 April 2015, the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse announced that the Inquiry will conduct a full investigation into the issues surrounding the allegations of sexual abuse against Lord Greville Janner.

Inquiry Update

9 April 2015 Engagement and participation

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of the Inquiry’s work. We are putting in place arrangements to enable the widest possible participation and will ensure that those who wish their voices to be heard have an...

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