The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse update
May 11, 2017
A preliminary hearing was held today, 11 May 2017, setting out the schedule for an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire.
The inquiry, which is chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE, heard submissions from Counsel and others relevant to the investigation in relation to children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils.
A timetable for further hearings was also discussed at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in Fleet Street, London.
Detective Superintendent Rob Griffin said "Nottinghamshire Police is welcoming of the inquiry relating to children in care.
"Children living in care are amongst the most vulnerable children in our communities and the investigation into allegations that have been made in relation to them is absolutely fit for public scrutiny.
"The force has been working to provide the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse with information for some time and will continue to do so with dedication.
"Anyone who has experienced abuse, whether recently or in the distant past, should feel confident talking to Nottinghamshire Police and be safe in the knowledge they will be listened to and taken seriously."
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