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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Residential Schools Report

Volume 709: debated on Tuesday 1 March 2022

Today, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (NCSA) published its investigation report on residential schools.

The report relates to the NCSA’s investigations into the extent of any institutional failures to protect children in residential schools.

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 to learn the lessons for the future.

This report has been laid before the House today, and it will also be published on