Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

Home Office written question – answered on 18th January 2017.

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Photo of Ann Clwyd Ann Clwyd Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to encourage survivors of historic child abuse to share their experience with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The terms of reference for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse require it to "consider the experience of survivors of child sexual abuse; providing opportunities for them to bear witness to the Inquiry, having regard to the need to provide appropriate support in doing so". The Inquiry operates independently of Government and it is for the Inquiry itself to determine how best to do this. Details of the Inquiry's approach, and how survivors may make contact, are given on the Inquiry's website -

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