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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Home Affairs Committee
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Start times: 9.15am (private) 9.45am (public)


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Chair of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse questioned on report findings

The Home Affairs Committee holds a one-off session examining the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on Wednesday 30 November when it takes evidence from Chair of the inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was established in 2014 to investigate the failure of State and non-State institutions to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The inquiry published its findings in October 2022 and makes a number of recommendations for action by national and local government institutions, the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and political parties. Among its key recommendations are the establishment of a statutory requirement for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse, a national scheme to provide financial compensation for victims of abuse, and the creation of a Child Protection Authority. 

 

Meeting details

At 9.45am: Oral evidence
Work Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (Non-inquiry session)
Chair at Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Secretary at Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Panel Member at Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

In this session, the Home Affairs Committee will investigate how the inquiry was conducted and whether it met the needs of victims and survivors. The Committee will also scrutinise the inquiry’s key recommendations and discuss who will be responsible for ensuring lessons are learnt and the recommendations are implemented.

After two IICSA chairs had withdrawn following their appointment and wider allegations of misconduct, the predecessor Home Affairs Committee published a report in 2016 calling for a number of measures to rebuild public confidence in the inquiry. 

Location

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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