Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The preliminary hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse involving Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale were held on 16 March 2016.  Core Participant status was granted to Greater Manchester Police and Chief Constable of Lancashire represented by Anne Studd QC and Alan Payne respectively.  The disclosure process is now set to commence preliminary hearing due to take place in the summer and a self contained hearing of the particular module lasting 6-10 weeks in 2017.