The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published findings from research into child sexual abuse in custodial institutions in England and Wales. The report explores the experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse from the 1950s – 2010s who shared their acounts with the Inquiry’s Truth Project. Findings include: a culture of punishment contributed to a brutal environment; the power and control exerted by the perpetrators meant they did not need to groom their victims, who could not escape the abuse; survivors suffered extensive, long-term harm to their education and employment prospects, mental health, social and sexual relationships.
Read the news story: New Truth Project research finds children sexually abused in custodial institutions faced extreme violence and sadism
Download the report: Truth Project thematic report: child sexual abuse in custodial institutions
Date: 23 April 2020