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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 2019

Download the statistics for this quarter:

Download(PDF 189.35 KB) IICSA Quarterly Statistics Oct-Dec 2019

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
17,072
up by451 this quarter
Truth sessions attended
3,308
up by195 this quarter
Written accounts received
1,060
up by43 this quarter
Total experiences shared
4,368
up by238 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
23,391*
Up by 620 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.

2,178,544
Up by 76,797 this quarter
days

of public and premlinary hearings completed

242
days

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

56
witnesses

have given evidence to the Inquiry, including core participants

505
documents

in total have been received by the Inquiry

185,388

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.

1,489

Reports reviewed

Ongoing research projects
4
  • Truth Project analysis
  • Safeguarding in residential schools
  • Support services for victims and survivors
  • CSA in ethnic minority communities
Research reports published
15
2 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.

Seminars

conducted on the following topics...

8
  • 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
For enquiries please email: analytics@iicsa.org.uk
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