Child abuse inquiry publishes final report

Posted: 21st October 2022

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its final report following a seven-year investigation which saw evidence provided by round 7,000 victims. The public inquiry was given a broad remit to investigate historical allegations of child abuse, dating back to the 1950s, as well as claims that authorities, including the police, failed to properly investigate these allegations. The inquiry has made 20 recommendations which it says need to be accepted by the Government as a “matter of urgency”. These include a new law placing a duty to report child abuse on anyone who witnessed it or was told about it by children or perpetrators. The inquiry also argues for new child protection authorities for England and Wales – and a new, single scheme for compensating victims of abuse.
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