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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Child sexual abuse inquiry to hold hearings in Nottingham

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  • The Inquiry will spend three weeks looking into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Councils from abuse and exploitation.
  • The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold a week of hearings in Nottingham.

The Inquiry will come to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground from 1 to 5 October 2018, where the Chair, Professor Alexis Jay OBE, and panel will hear opening statements and evidence from some witnesses.

The Inquiry will spend three weeks looking into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Councils from abuse and exploitation.

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It will also look at how institutions including those councils and the police responded to any abuse claims.

The remaining two weeks of the hearing will take place at the Inquiry’s hearing centre in London.

Further details will be provided on the Inquiry’s website www.iicsa.org.uk and Twitter feed @InquiryCSA

Children living in care in residential homes and foster families are amongst the most vulnerable children in society. Allegations of widespread sexual abuse and exploitation of children who were in the care of Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Council require detailed public scrutiny.

In this investigation, the Inquiry will consider the experience of victims and survivors and examine the scale and nature of the abuse that may have taken place under the care of the relevant authorities. It will critically consider how public authorities responded to allegations that children were being sexually abused and will seek to identify any common themes and failings.