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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: October, November and December 2018

Download the statistics for this quarter:

Download(PDF 284.81 KB) Inquiry Quarterly Statistics Q4 2018

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.

Expressions of interest
up by2,310 this quarter
Truth sessions attended
up by314 this quarter
Written accounts received
up by55 this quarter
Total experiences shared
up by369 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 2,283 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.

Pieces of correspondence

Investigations and Public Hearings

The Inquiry is conducting 15 investigations into institutional failure to protect children from sexual abuse.

total pages of evidence

to date have been received and processed by the Inquiry.

Up by 75,574 this quarter

of public and premlinary hearings completed


of public and preliminary hearings planned up to the end of July 2020.
*The dates of public hearings are subject to change in light of government guidance regarding Covid-19


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
Research reports published
1 added this quarter

The research reports include Rapid Evidence Assessments (REAs) to establish what is already known and primary research reports to fill specific knowledge gaps.


conducted on the following topics...

  • 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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