Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
BBC News, June 17, 2017
Sex abuse victims have been "utterly marginalised" by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is examining the extent to which religious groups and local authorities failed children.
Earlier this week a latest victims group - Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) - withdrew from the process.
The IICSA said it had "taken on board" a number of issues raised by SOIA.
SOIA said the group had taken the decision to withdraw "with regret" but said the inquiry was "not fit for purpose".
Set up in 2014, the inquiry has been beset by controversy, with three chairwomen stepping down, lawyers quitting and victims losing faith in the process.
One of the victims, Dr Phil Frampton, who grew up in Cornwall, said instead of being at the heart of the inquiry, survivors have been . . .