Historic child abuse

Read our frequently asked questions [PDF] about how the Council is responding to issues around historic child abuse.

If you have a current concern about the well-being of a child you can either:

If you or someone you know is a victim or a survivor of abuse there are support services that can help [PDF].

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

On 27 November 2015 the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) announced that 'Children in the Care of Nottinghamshire Councils' would be one of the Inquiry's first 13 investigations into the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

The public hearing was held in October 2018.

The County Council continues to be committed to fully supporting the principles and aims of the Inquiry.

The report from this investigation was published on 31 July. You can download the full report into Nottinghamshire Councils on the IICSA website and The County Council's official response

Access support for victims and survivors

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have access to  support from Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Service (Notts SVS).

Its usual opening hours are 4pm to 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday, and 10am to 1pm Thursday, Friday and  Saturday.

The number to call is 0115 941 0440.

More information is here.

Victims and survivors engagement with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

There is a dedicated victims and survivors section on the Inquiry’s website.

The inquiry holds periodic forum events for victims and survivors and publishes the notes from these meetings:

The Inquiry's Truth Project is an opportunity for victims and survivors to share experiences and views in a safe and confidential setting.  

Progress reports

Strategic Management Group (Operation Equinox):

Elected Members

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