Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England & Wales

  • Market Insight 17 January 2023 17 January 2023
  • Insurance

Five weeks ago the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England & Wales published its concluding report with 20 recommendations.

Most require Government action to progress and the Government has said that it will consider the recommendations and respond within the next six months. The recommendations now made are in addition to those made in the interim reports, some of which have been actioned and some of which remain outstanding. From the perspective of organisations and insurers seeking to predict future claims and associated costs the recommendations regarding changes to the law on limitation and the proposal for a national redress scheme are critical.

These have been covered in depth by Alastair Gillespie and Sharon Moohan in six blogs published over the last five weeks. Other Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) related blogs we have published comment on the overarching recommendations as well as considering some impacts for particular sectors, such as the public sector, and particular challenges, such as online abuse. Further blogs will continue to consider the various recommendations.

For now those published to date can all be found via the following links:

IICSA recommendation for a national redress scheme

Recommendation for redress – further details

Redress and financial matters

Limitation legislation and government intervention

IICSA and limitation part I

IICSA and limitation part II

IICSA Final Report – local authorities

IICSA recommendations for combatting online child abuse

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse final recommendations


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