The next three hearings of the IICSA proceeded on 27 July giving more clarification about the investigations in to the Anglican Church; Lambeth Council; and Rochdale, Cambridge House and Knowl View. An overview of their progress is as follows:
Lambeth – “the scale of the disclosure exercise is genuinely enormous.” In addition to the CHILE (a previous inquiry) archive there are 100,000 items in the “Restore” archive (mostly children’s files), and 26,000 further boxes of material. Continue reading
An update on some recent developments in the various abuse inquiries:
- England & Wales – the IICSA has announced the dates for the preliminary hearings in the initial investigations. These hearings will consider applications for Core Participants, submissions on the scope of the investigation and the possible timetable and broadcast of future proceedings. The dates are 9 March re Lord Greville Janner; 16 March (morning) re the Anglican Church; 16 March (afternoon) re Cambridge House, Knowl View & Rochdale; 24 March re Lambeth Council. The hearings will be at the Royal Courts of Justice. They are open to the public and press but will not be broadcast.
Last year the Scottish Government held a consultation on the removal of limitation in claims arising from sexual abuse. Since the consultation closed in September little has been said but it has now been announced that the recommendations will be progressed by the end of March. Continue reading