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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional contexts

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July 2021

Julienne Zammit, Dr Sarah Senker, Dr Hannah Bows, Holly Rodger, Dr Theresa Redmond and Dr Verena Brähler

July 2021


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.

The report contains direct accounts and quotes from alleged perpetrators, victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation, witnesses and professionals. Reading the report can have an emotional impact. There are some support organisations that it may be helpful to contact if you have been affected by any of the content in the report:

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