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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

Allegations of child sexual abuse linked to Westminster Investigation Report


Annex 3: Acronyms

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
C1 Main Criminal Investigation Department in the Metropolitan Police in the 1970s
CHE Campaign for Homosexual Equality
CSEA child sexual exploitation and abuse
CVO Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
DPP Director of Public Prosecutions
GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters
GRC Gay Rights Committee
HMRC Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
HO Home Office
IOPC Independent Office for Police Conduct
LADO Local Authority designated officer
MEP Member of European Parliament
MI5 Security Service
MP Member of Parliament
MPSB Metropolitan Police Special Branch
MSP Member of Scottish Parliament
NAYPIC National Association of Young People in Care
NCCL National Council for Civil Liberties (now known as Liberty)
NUPE National Union of Public Employees (a trade union)
OBE Order of the British Empire
PC Police Constable
PHSC Political Honours Scrutiny Committee
PIE Paedophile Information Exchange
PMQ Prime Minister’s Question
PPC Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
PS Police Sergeant
QC Queen’s Counsel
RVO Royal Victorian Order
SDP Social Democratic Party
SIS Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6
UEA University of East Anglia
VSU Home Office Voluntary Service Unit
WRVS Women’s Royal Voluntary Service
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