Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

Posted by: Adele Eastman | Date posted : 10/07/2015

In February the Home Secretary announced that she would be setting up a new statutory inquiry into child sexual abuse - this was officially opened yesterday.
The Inquiry is calling for information from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as "from those involved or formerly involved in the care of children, and from institutions under investigation."
Our article looks at the purpose of the Inquiry, its scope, structure and potential impact on relevant sectors to the Inquiry. It also includes recommended action for institutions in those sectors.

Please click on the PDF below to read the article.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Adele Eastman (; 020 3375 7581) or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000. Further information can also be found on the Child Protection Unit page on our website.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

© Farrer & Co LLP, July 2015