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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Support services for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse

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August 2020

Dr Anna Gekoski, Dr Tim McSweeney, Professor Steve Broome, Professor Joanna R. Adler, Dr Sam Jenkins and Demi Georgiou

Commissioned and undertaken on behalf of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

To support the release of the Support Services report, the Inquiry held a virtual Victims and Survivors Forum research event, with questions about the research submitted by members of the Forum. These were answered by a panel, consisting of Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel member Fay Maxted; Alison Spence, Head of Analytics at the Inquiry, and Tim McSweeney from the University of Hertfordshire.

The virtual event is available to watch here:


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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