The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has released details of the dates for two weeks of hearings into the sexual abuse of children in council care.
This hearing will examine:
The nature and extent of the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, including those cared for in children’s homes and by foster carers and/or adoptive parents.
The institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, including those cared for in children’s homes and by foster carers and/or adoptive parents.
The failures of the Councils to protect children from sexual abuse.
The appropriateness of the response of the Councils, law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities and other public authorities to reports of child sexual abuse involving children cared for by the Councils, and/or reports of child sexual abuse by individuals who were employed or contracted by the Councils.
The extent to which the Councils sought to investigate, learn lessons, implement changes, and/or provide support to victims and survivors
The hearing dates are as follows:
The first week of hearings (from 1-5 October) will be held in Nottingham at the Trent Bridge cricket ground
The second week of hearings (from 8-12 October) and the third week of hearings (from 22-26 October) will be held at the the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.
The timetable for the first week will be published on Thursday 27 September
All the evidence, including transcripts and videos from these hearings will be available on this website afterwards: www.iicsa.org.uk