Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse

Documents relating to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

On 7 July 2014 the Home Secretary announced an inquiry to consider whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.

The inquiry will seek to address public concern over failings exposed by appalling cases of organised and persistent child sexual abuse. The government is determined that it will leave no stone unturned in this critical inquiry into the failings of state and non-state institutions.

The Home Office has published the following documents to ensure that the appointment process for the chair and panel is as open and transparent as possible.

Find out more on the inquiry website.