Today the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse commenced the virtual public hearing in the Lambeth Council investigation. The hearing will take place from 29 June – 10 July and 20 July – 31 July 2020.
The hearing will consider the experiences of victims and survivors to examine the scale and nature of the sexual abuse that may have taken place in children’s homes run by Lambeth Council. It will investigate whether there were child protection failures by public authorities, and consider the extent to which children’s vulnerabilities put them at greater risk of sexual abuse, and how this may have impacted the response of authorities. Evidence will be heard from a wide range of witnesses, including complainant core participants, former members of Lambeth Council, police officers and other public authorities.
Clare Brown appears as part of the team of counsel to the Inquiry in the Lambeth Council investigation, led by Rachel Langdale QC.