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Inquiry Quarterly Statistics

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has now published statistics which provide an update on the Inquiry's three core projects - the Truth Project, investigations and public hearings, and research.

The statistical reports are published on a quarterly basis.

Statistics: July, August and September 2018

Download the statistics for this quarter:

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Truth Project

The Inquiry's Truth Project is focused on providing the opportunity for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences of abuse. Here are the latest figures for the Truth Project.

Please note the increase in the total Expressions of Interest from the quarter 2 is in part due to recent reconciliation work undertaken.

Expressions of interest
up by943 this quarter
Truth sessions attended
up by328 this quarter
Written accounts received
up by73 this quarter
Total experiences shared
up by401 this quarter

Getting in touch with the Inquiry

People get in touch with the Inquiry for a variety of reasons; for example, to ask questions, provide information to the investigations or express an interest in taking part in the Truth Project. These charts show the amount of correspondence received by the Inquiry each month by method of communication.

Total correspondents
Up by 229 this quarter

*Phone refers to the number of relevant calls received by our Inquiry Information Line. Likewise, email covers the main contact email addresses for getting in touch with the Inquiry. There is a possibility of duplication with correspondents.


Investigations and Public Hearings

The Inquiry is conducting 13 investigations into institutional failure to protect children from sexual abuse.

total pages of evidence

to date has been received and processed by the Inquiry.

Up by 137,993 this quarter

of public and premlinary hearings completed


of public and preliminary hearings planned up to the end of March 2019


have given evidence to the Inquiry, including core participants


in total have been received by the Inquiry


Research and Seminars

The Research team brings together, in one place, what is already known about child sexual abuse and finds the gaps in our knowledge. The team supports the Inquiry to ask the right questions of the Institutions it is investigating. It also carries out new research and is responsible for analysing the information the Inquiry receives through the Truth Project.


Reports reviewed

Ongoing research projects
  • Truth Project analysis
  • Perpetrators of sexual exploitation
  • Safeguarding in residential schools
  • Safeguarding in custodial institutions
  • Online safety education
Rapid Evidence Assessments and reports published

Rapid Evidence Assessments (REAs) are research projects run by the team which focus on collating and assessing evidence which already exists.


conducted on the following topics...

1 added this quarter
  • The civil justice system - November/December 2016
  • Criminal injuries compensation - February 2017
  • Preventing and responding to child sexual abuse - April 2017
  • Victims and survivors' experiences: impacts, support services and redress - July 2017
  • Health sector - September 2017
  • Criminal justice system - November 2017
  • Social and political narratives about child sexual abuse - February 2018
  • Mandatory reporting: existing reporting obligations - September 2018
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