Final Statutory Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Published

This week, on Thursday 20 October 2022, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its final statutory report, which was presented to Parliament pursuant to section 26 of the Inquiries Act 2005. In accordance with the Inquiry's Terms of Reference, the report sets out the main findings about the extent to which state and non-state institutions failed in their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation and makes recommendations for reform.

The final report concludes seven years of work by the Inquiry. It draws on the Inquiry’s 15 investigations and 19 related investigation reports, and the Inquiry’s earlier Interim Report. The Inquiry has made 20 recommendations in this final report, which can be read here.

Over the past seven years, a number of members, associate members and former members of Doughty Street Chambers acted in IICSA, as Counsel to the Inquiry (CTI) or Counsel for Core Participants and witnesses. This includes: