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Work being done by the Inquiry team to gather evidence


The Research and Policy Team identifies, gathers, and reviews research and information relating to the abuse of children in care and related topics in order for the Inquiry to meet its terms of reference. We may carry out relevant research within the Inquiry or commission experts to assist us in our work. Our aim is to ensure the best use of quality data across the Inquiry.

Current research

Read about research commissioned by the Inquiry


We carry out our investigations as part of what is called an “inquisitorial” process. This means we investigate the matters we have to look into and decide what matters, rather than relying on others to choose what evidence to present to us about those matters.

Current investigations

View the list of current investigations