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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale Investigation Report

Recommendations for local authorities

36. The Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale investigation is one of three investigations that the Inquiry is currently undertaking that focuses on events within named local authorities. The other two investigations are Children in the Care of Nottinghamshire Councils and Children in the Care of Lambeth Council.

37. While the focus of the Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale investigation has been on events covering the early 1960s to the mid-1990s, the issues that have come to light and the conclusions that we have reached in this report remain of potential relevance today. However, as we will be considering evidence that is relevant to the protection of children in the care of local authorities in the outstanding local authority investigations (as well as in some of the Inquiry’s thematic investigations, such as Child Sexual Abuse by Organised Networks), we will be better placed at a later time to consider the making of overarching recommendations arising from this investigation and any or all of the related investigations.

38. For these reasons, we do not intend making any recommendations on the Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale investigation at this stage in this report. We expect the local authority, however, to reflect on this investigation report and make such changes to practice that are necessary to protect children in the future.

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