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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.  

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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.

Public hearing in the Child Migration Programmes Case Study Part 2

3 July 2017

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is continuing its investigation into allegations of sexual abuse connected with the British child migration programmes.  The Inquiry will be holding the second part of its public hearings to examine the institutional failings of organisations based in England and Wales.  

Mark Sutton QC publishes his review

3 July 2017

Mark Sutton QC has today (July 3) issued a public statement on his report into the Inquiry’s safeguarding and dignity at work procedures. You can find it here on the Old Square Chambers website.

Inquiry Chair Alexis Jay has issued this statement in response:

Inquiry opens core participant application for internet investigation

29 June 2017

The Inquiry is now accepting core participant applications in relation to the response of law enforcement agencies to child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet

The Inquiry's Truth Project opens in Rochdale

29 June 2017

This July the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, will hear directly from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in Rochdale

Inquiry meets with BAME women organisations to promote the Truth Project

27 June 2017

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is today (28 June) meeting with women from Asian backgrounds to raise awareness of the Inquiry and its Truth Project

Inquiry financial report 2016/17

27 June 2017

Inquiry publishes financial report for 2016/17

We have today published our financial report for 2016/17 which details the Inquiry’s spending for salaries, legal costs, and safeguarding.

Details about the remuneration package including salary for Inquiry Chair Alexis Jay and the other Panel members are included in the report. 



Inquiry seminar: Impacts of CSA, support needs and support services

21 June 2017

On Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July an Inquiry Seminar will be held on Victims and survivors’ experiences: impacts of CSA, support needs and support services.

Inquiry launches consultation on the impact of CSA and support services

13 June 2017

The Inquiry has today launched a consultation on the impact of child sexual abuse on victim and survivors and access to and use of support services.

Inquiry Chair announces decision arising out of preliminary hearing into Roman Catholic Church

8 June 2017

Following the preliminary hearing this week, the Chair of the Inquiry has announced a decision in regard to the English Benedictine case study hearing in the Roman Catholic Church investigation.  Prof Alexis Jay’s decision is as follows:

Second preliminary hearing for Child Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church Investigation

5 June 2017

The second preliminary hearing in the Roman Catholic Church Investigation will be held on Tuesday 6 June at 10.30am at the International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU.

The Inquiry Chair and panel will hear submissions from Counsel to the Investigation, Miss Riel Karmy-Jones QC and others on the following topics ​in relation to the Inquiry’s investigation into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales:

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