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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.

IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Anglican Church Investigation Report


B.4.1: Introduction

1. The Inquiry’s Accountability and Reparations investigation examined the extent to which the civil justice system, criminal compensation and support services promoted accountability and reparations to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Its September 2019 report made a number of recommendations about changes to the civil and criminal justice systems.[1] In this investigation, we considered the management of civil claims against the Church of England specifically, including against those who have died.



  1. Accountability and Reparations Investigation Report. The second phase of the investigation is considering in particular the potential for reform of the law of limitation to make it easier for victims and survivors to bring claims in respect of non-recent child sexual abuse and also a possible redress scheme to offer accountability and reparation to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. These matters will be dealt with in the Inquiry’s final report.
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