Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse announces work programme

Posted 21 March 2017

Date: 21 Mar 2017

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has announced has announced its work programme for 2017/2018.

The IICSA will demonstrate a greater focus towards arriving at recommendations that will keep children safe now and in the future.

The new work programme follows a review of the Inquiry’s work to date. The Inquiry’s Chair, Professor Alexis Jay OBE, commissioned the review following her appointment in August 2016.

The Inquiry will host seminars on a range of important topics, alongside an extensive programme of research. A seminar in July will consider the role of services in meeting the support needs of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. In September, the Inquiry will host a seminar exploring relevant issues in the health sector.

Seminars will be used to gather a range of information and views to help the Inquiry to identify areas for further investigation and scrutiny. There will be opportunities to get involved and contribute your views - we will update further once plans are available.

The Inquiry’s Truth Project, which gives people who were sexually abused as children the opportunity to share their experiences, is open for business. The Inquiry will continue to attend a range of local and national events to speak to health professionals about how they can help raise public awareness of the work of the Truth Project.

The Inquiry’s 13 investigation are progressing, with a number of public hearings planned for 2017. The Inquiry will publish a report of its interim findings and recommendations in April 2018.

Read more information at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website