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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 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.

Inquiry letter to the Times

3 November 2017 Letter from the Chair of the Inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay OBE to the Times on 1 November

Inquiry brings Truth Project to Bristol and Barnstaple

2 November 2017

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are being invited to share their experiences with the Truth Project in Bristol and Barnstaple this November and December.

Inquiry publishes the report, ‘Victim and Survivor Voices from the Truth Project’

30 October 2017

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has today published the report, ‘Victim and Survivor Voices from the Truth Project’. The report considers some of the accounts of victims and survivors taking part in the Truth Project.

It provides the Inquiry with insight and information into the child sexual abuse experienced by those coming forward.

Inquiry takes Truth Project to Carlisle

24 October 2017 Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are being invited to share their experiences with the Truth Project in Carlisle this November.

Inquiry opens core participant applications for the Sexual Abuse of Children in Custodial Institutions investigation

23 October 2017 Update note published and CP applications invited in the Children in Custodial Institutions investigation

Inquiry takes Truth Project to Reading

19 October 2017

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are being invited to share their experiences with the Truth Project in Reading this November.

Inquiry updates the research governance structure

13 October 2017

In December 2016, the Inquiry announced that it would update its governance structure so that key areas of the Inquiry’s work will be overseen by a Panel member. As a result, the Inquiry’s Academic Advisory Board (AAB) has been dissolved and its work will be taken forward by the Research Steering Group, chaired by Professor Sir Malcolm Evans.

Former AAB members will continue to give expert academic and ethical advice to the Panel regarding the Inquiry's research as requested.

Public hearings on Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale investigation

6 October 2017 The Inquiry’s public hearings in the Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale Investigation is taking place from 9 - 27 October, with a non sitting day on 26 October.

Two preliminary hearings to be held this week

2 October 2017

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold preliminary hearings in relation to two of its investigations this week.

Please note the hearings will be held in the Inquiry’s new hearing centre - 18 Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BW.

The full details of the hearings are:

Inquiry publishes Truth Project statistics

28 September 2017

We are now publishing statistics on the Truth Project every quarter. You can find the first set of statistics here. We hope to add more data in future.

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