Second victims group quits sex abuse inquiry

By Mark Conrad | 13 June 2017

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been rocked after a second influential victims group with strong links to council children’s homes quit.

Senior figures within the Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) group - which represents many victims of alleged historical sexual abuse at local authority homes - have said the organisation has withdrawn its support for the inquiry, citing a loss of confidence in the process.

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