Following conclusion of the substantive hearings in the child migration case study the IICSA is making progress across many areas. It is also gradually making its position clear on how it will deal with evidence and the conclusions it will reach including on the thorny issue of whether it needs to make findings of fact about specific allegations.
In July, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold second preliminary hearings in relation to the first four of its investigations. The dates of the hearings are:
- 26 July 2016, 10.30am Greville Janner
- 27 July 2016, 10.30am The Anglican Church
- 27 July 2016, 11.45am Cambridge Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School and others
- 27 July 2016, 2pm Lambeth Council
Written by Paula Jefferson, partner
Documentation will be critical for the work of the Inquiry. Requests for documents have already been made by the Inquiry to some organisations involved in the initial investigations. Those requests are lengthy, detailed and request a response within a short period of time. The Inquiry acknowledges its requests will be wide ranging. Last June the Inquiry sent out letters to advise of the need to retain documentation.