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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 residential schools investigation report


F.1: Introduction

1. This Part considers the safeguarding roles of school leaders, governors and proprietors of schools in England, who have specific responsibilities to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to protect children and young people from sexual abuse. Issues relating to the leadership and governance of schools in Wales are considered in Part J. The statutory framework is set out in more detail in Annexes 3 and 4.

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