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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: 

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.

Announcement by the Chair to the Inquiry on the resignation of Ben Emmerson QC

29 September 2016

Announcement by Professor Alexis Jay on the resignation of Ben Emmerson QC

Inquiry update

29 September 2016

We are aware that recent events are unsettling, particularly for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and all those who are engaged with the Inquiry's work. It has been said that the Inquiry is in crisis. This is simply not the case, and the Chair and Panel are united in their determination to see this important work through to a conclusion.

Statement from the Inquiry

29 September 2016

"The Inquiry has recently become very concerned about aspects of Mr Emmerson's leadership of the Counsel Team. He has therefore been suspended from duty so that these can be properly investigated.

Suggestions in the press that Mr Emmerson was considering resigning after raising disagreements over the future direction of the Inquiry are untrue. They are not a matter on which he has advised the Chair or Panel."

Inquiry publishes terms of appointment for Chair and financial report for 2015/16

15 September 2016

We have today published details relating to the remuneration package of the Chair of the Inquiry and our financial report for 2015/16

A letter to Core Participants from Professor Alexis Jay OBE

8 September 2016

It is nearly a month since I took up my post as the new Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. I have spent my working life trying to help some of society's most vulnerable people, investigating institutional failure, and recommending ways to stop past failures being repeated. Its scale and scope are a substantial challenge, but the Panel and I are absolutely committed to delivering results with pace, confidence and clarity.

Statement from Professor Alexis Jay OBE

6 September 2016

A statement from the Chair of the Inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay OBE

Inquiry announces contract for providing Truth Project support services in the north east

25 August 2016

The Inquiry announces the result of the formal tender process to provide support for the Truth Project in the north east.

Inquiry Research Project is seeking bids to carry out research work

25 August 2016

The Inquiry is seeking bids from research bodies or institutions to carry out a Rapid Evidence Assessment on the social and political discourses about child sexual abuse

Inquiry announces decisions on core participant applications

22 August 2016

The Inquiry announces decisions in new core participant applications

New case study announced in the Accountability and Reparations Investigation

19 August 2016

Stanhope Castle Approved School added as a case study to Accountability and Reparations Investigations

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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