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Zurich and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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Zurich insures a number of institutions involved in the protection of children, some of whom have a history involving cases of abuse. These institutions include religious organisations, schools, care providers, local councils and police forces, for example. This means we have relevant experience and expertise in the management of abuse claims and cases.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (known as IICSA) was originally set up by the UK Government in 2014 to investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales. The Inquiry is currently chaired by Professor Alexis Jay.

The role of insurers in delivering appropriate reparations for victims and survivors of abuse is a particular focus area for the Inquiry. In order to contribute to this work, Zurich applied for, and was granted, Core Participant status. As a Core Participant we will be actively involved in engaging with the Inquiry to provide evidence and expertise in areas relating to the role of insurers in abuse claims.

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Inquiry timeline

20th of July 2016

Zurich granted core participant status

29th of September 2016

Zurich responds to IICSA Issues Paper (consultation) on civil justice system

29th & 30th November 2016

Zurich invited to attend Inquiry Seminars for Accountability & Reparations Workstream

From Februrary 2017

Inquiry Public Hearings commence