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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Report: “Child Sexual Exploitation by Organised Networks

Volume 708: debated on Tuesday 1 February 2022

Today, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its investigation report on child sexual exploitation by organised networks.

The report relates to the NCSA’s investigation as to whether there is evidence of conspiracy, cover-up, interference or tolerance in relation to child sexual abuse committed by persons of public prominence associated with organised networks and whether governmental, political and law enforcement institutions were aware of and took appropriate steps for safeguarding and child protection.

I pay tribute to the strength and courage of the victims and survivors who have shared their experiences to ensure the inquiry can deliver its vital work.

The Government will review this report and consider how to respond to its content in due course. I would like to thank Professor Jay and her panel for their continued work to uncover the truth, identify what went wrong in the past and learn the lessons for the future.

I have today laid this report before the House and it will also be published on