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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

Child sexual abuse in the context of schools

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December 2020

Prof Sarah Brown

Dr Theresa Redmond

Dafydd Rees

Stephanie Ford

Dr Sophia King

IICSA Research Team  


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 information presented in Truth Project research outputs does not constitute formal recommendations by the Inquiry’s Chair and Panel and is separate from legal evidence obtained in investigations and hearings.

This report contains descriptions of child sexual abuse. 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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