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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 Roman Catholic Church (EBC) Case Study: Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School Investigation Report

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October 2019

A report of the Inquiry Panel

Professor Alexis Jay OBE

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE

Ivor Frank

Drusilla Sharpling CBE


The following corrections were made to the report on 24 October 2019:

  • Page 2, paragraph 3: 2015 was amended to read 2016
  • Page 15, section A.2, paragraph 6: 2015 was amended to read 2016
  • Page 100, section H.1, paragraph 2: 2015 was amended to read 2016

The following update was made to the report on 25 October 2019:

  • Page 106, paragraph 3 was amended to include a clearer description of Charity Commission-appointed interim manager Emma Moody's duties with regard to overseeing certain safeguarding matters at Ampleforth College, St Martin's Ampleforth and the two related charities.

The following updates were made to the report on 29 October 2019:

  • Page 39, paragraph 88, the last sentence was amended to read 'He described Soper visiting him in the infirmary, when he was 11 or 12 years old...'.
  • Page 112, Annex 1: the Independent Schools Inspectorate was added to the 'Institutional core participants' table.
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