Action for Children responds to the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Thursday 20 October 2022

Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:

“Action for Children welcomes the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. After seven years of listening, investigation and research, this report is a landmark moment for our sector, and everyone who works with children and families.

“We join the Inquiry in thanking the countless victims and survivors that have shared their stories and reflections. We hope their courage will inspire a better future for children across England and Wales.

“It is now time for action. The government must set out a plan to address the failures highlighted by this Inquiry, alongside implementing the changes to family help and child protection recommended by the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and the National Review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

“2022 should be a crossroads year for vulnerable children in this country. The government has an opportunity to make real progress. It must not squander it.”

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