The Anglican church in England and Wales is one of 13 investigations being looked at by IICSA, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Professor Jay.

From 5-23 March the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is holding its first public hearing into the Church of England, focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case study.

The first week's timetable

The second week's timetable 

The third week's timetable

Read transcripts of the daily hearings.

The Inquiry will look at themes including the experiences of victims and survivors and the Church’s response to them and the culture of the Church. The Church of England has submitted 25,000 documents and 38 witness statements to the Inquiry.

You can follow the hearing live and get regular updates on the Church of England’s twitter feed.

For further background read the Q&A for parishes