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Quarterly Statistics

The Inquiry has set out to provide a statistical update on the three strands of our work - the Truth Project, public hearings and research.

The statistical reports will be published on a quarterly basis and will focus on providing information on the three strands of the Inquiry's work, as outlined below: 

Truth Project and wider engagement update

The first section shows the number of victims and survivors who have shown an interest in taking part in the Truth Project and the number who have attended a private session.

The Inquiry is required by its terms of reference to pass all allegations of child sexual abuse to the police. These referrals are passed to Operation Hydrant, the national policing team which acts as a single point of contact for the Inquiry, receiving and passing allegations of child abuse to relevant police forces. The chart on the right within this section details the number of referrals received by Operation Hydrant from the Inquiry. Also shown is the correspondence the Inquiry receives each month detailed by the method of communication.

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can talk to the Inquiry about what happened to them through the Truth Project.

Investigations and public hearing 

The second section gives a summary of the areas and activity associated with these investigations. Our public hearings follow the pattern of a conventional public inquiry, where witnesses give evidence on oath. The Inquiry has selected a number of investigations and case studies from a range of potential institutions. 

Research and seminar updates

This section of the quarterly reports gives a summary of previous work undertaken by the research team and projects that they are currently working on.

The research team brings together what is already known about child sexual abuse and also fills knowledge gaps. This includes collating and assessing existing evidence and research reports on specific topics and summarising the findings in a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA). The slide shows the number of research reports reviewed by the team and the number of REAs published. This work helps to inform seminars and supports the Inquiry to ask the right questions of the institutions it is investigating. It also ensures that the Inquiry does not duplicate previous work.

The research team also carries out new research and is responsible for analysing the information the Inquiry receives through the Truth Project. The number of accounts, which have been analysed are shown. This analysis increases the Inquiry’s understanding of the perspectives and experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

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