Many charities in England and Wales may find that they fall within the scope of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in a number of possible ways.

If you’re a charity trustee, it’s essential to check whether your organisation falls within the scope of the 13 investigations announced to date. You can find the full list on IICSA’s website. Given public statements about the inquiry’s wide-ranging remit, it’s also worth considering if your charity may be involved in the future.

In light of the inquiry’s directions concerning the retention of information, it’s important to consider if your charity is holding any pertinent documents and how they are being stored. Furthermore, your charity may wish to consider auditing past child protection issues and policies in order to assess whether a serious incident report to the Charity Commission is warranted.

Posted on 28/04/2016 in Legal Updates

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