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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse in the context of children’s homes and residential care


All social research conducted or commissioned by the Inquiry is subject to approval from the Inquiry’s Research Ethics Committee[1]. Each component of the research process was reviewed by the Inquiry’s Research Ethics Committee, who gave their approval prior to the collection and analysis of the data.

Information is only included where Truth Project participants have agreed to their accounts being used for research purposes. All information analysed for this report was anonymised and identifying information has been removed.



  1. The Inquiry’s Research Ethics Committee is formed of external academics and experts as well as internal staff. The Committee is internal to the Inquiry, but independent of those commissioning and delivering its research.
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