The Church of England has published the following Statement on the IICSA Inquiry into the institutional failures within the Anglican Church. In addition, the Archbishops of York & Canterbury have issued a joint Pastoral Letter“.
Closing statement in IICSA hearing
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded its first hearing into the Anglican Church in England and Wales today (focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case study).
Read the closing statement from Mr Nigel Giffin QC on behalf of the Archbishops’ Council.
The Chairperson of the IICSA, Professor Alexis Jay, concluded by saying [Day 15, 115/ 3 to 18]
” We will now review all of the material and evidence and will begin to prepare a single report which will set out our findings on both this case study and that concerning responses to offending by Peter Ball.
We will not be in a position to draft those sections of the report that relate to Peter Ball and complete this report until after the further case study hearing which will take place, as you know, in July of this year.
Our hope is we will then be in a position to publish a single report concerning the Chichester and Peter Ball case studies this autumn. For information, a preliminary hearing for the Peter Ball case study will take place here on Wednesday, 6 June, commencing at 10.30 am and the substantive hearing will be heard between 23 and 27 July 2018 at this venue”.