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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland

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The CSE Inquiry has now completed its work and the Inquiry Report was submitted to the Ministers of Health, Justice and Education on Thursday 13 November 2014.

Help and Support

If a child or a young person is in immediate danger call 999 or contact the Police on 101.

If you need help or support in relation to child sexual exploitation, you can ring the:

  • Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
  • NSPCC NI CSE Helpline on 0800 389 1701 or ChildLine 0800 1111 (24 hour helpline) or the Adult Helpline on 0808 800 5000
  • Barnardo’s NI Safe Choices 028 90 658511 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)
  • Parenting NI Parent’s Helpline on 0808 8010 722 (Mon-Thurs 9am - 8pm and Fri 9am – 5pm)
  • A leaflet with further information on help and support can be accessed below:

    Publishing the Inquiry

    Following consideration of the Inquiry Report by Ministers, the Inquiry Report was published on the RQIA website here, along with the supplementary reports from:

    • The Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC)
    • Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI) via Participation Network
    • Parenting NI
    • Include Youth
    • The Education Training Inspectorate (ETI)

    which can be accessed here.


    Whistleblowing Guidance
    RQIA has prepared Whistleblowing Guidance to help health and social care staff who wish to make a protected disclosure about wrongdoing in their workplace:

    You can view our latest podcast here: CSE Podcast

    About the Inquiry

    On Tuesday 5 November 2013, health minister, Edwin Poots, announced the appointment of Kathleen Marshall to chair the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Northern Ireland. To access further information or to view the latest CSE podcast, click on the links below: