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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

“People don’t talk about it”: Child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities

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June 2020

Authored by:

Holly Rodger, Rachel Hurcombe, Dr Theresa Redmond and Rachel George

IICSA Research Team

With contributions from:

Jabeer Butt, Tracey Bignall, Melanie Phillips, Bernadette Rhoden and Chalice Richardson

Race Equality Foundation


This research report has been prepared at the request of the Inquiry’s Chair and Panel. The views expressed are those of the authors alone. The research findings arising from the fieldwork do not constitute formal recommendations by the Inquiry’s Chair and Panel and are separate from legal evidence obtained in investigations and hearings.

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