Imran Khan QC, Daniel Cooper and colleagues act for victims and survivors in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into institutional failures to protect children in the care of Lambeth Council from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Children living in care in residential homes and foster families are amongst the most vulnerable children in society. In this investigation, the Inquiry will consider the experience of victims and survivors and examine the scale and nature of the abuse that may have taken place under the care of the relevant authorities. It will investigate whether there were child protection failures by the Council, the police, and other public authorities and examine the extent to which particular vulnerabilities of any children who were subject to sexual abuse put them at risk and whether this may have shaped how public authorities responded to them.
The public hearings begin on 29 June, and conclude at the end of July.
Further details may be found here.