In March 2015 the Government established the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to consider the extent to which institutions have failed in their duty to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The Inquiry has announced that it is investigating institutional responses to the sexual exploitation of children by organised networks. This investigation is currently under way. Within the terms of reference it is for the Inquiry to decide what it investigates and how.
The Inquiry is also running the Truth Project, which allows victims and survivors of chlld sexual abuse to share their experiences with the Inquiry. Their accounts are not tested, challenged, or contradicted. The information supplied is anonymised and will be considered by the Chair and Panel members when reaching their conclusions and making recommendations for the future.