Church of England welcomes appointment of new IICSA chair


Statement from Bishop of Bath and Wells, Peter Hancock, the CofE's lead bishop on safeguarding:

"We welcome the news today of the appointment of Professor Alexis Jay as the new chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and her public commitment to continue the important work it has done so far in hearing the voices of survivors and looking at institutional failings.

"The Archbishop of Canterbury requested that the Church be one of the first institutions to be considered in the work of the inquiry and we will continue to work in a constructive and transparent manner with IICSA under Professor Jay's leadership."

Read the announcement of the appointment in full.