The Church of England has issued the following Press Release on the IICSA preliminary hearing on the Church to be held next week; the IICSA inquiry concerns the extent of any institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church.
IICSA preliminary hearing
To date, there have been three preliminary hearings for the Church’s investigation in March and July 2016 and October 2017. These have laid out the approach that the Inquiry will be taking. It is expected that the hearing on Tuesday will provide further details of the first public hearing due to start on 5 March 2018 and is expected to last for three weeks, which will be a case study into the Diocese of Chichester. A further one week hearing has been set for July into the Bishop Peter Ball case.