25th April, 2018

Statement from Ampleforth


Interim report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The interim report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was released on 25 April 2018 at noon. The full report can be found on the IICSA website. 

Whilst there are no specific recommendations for Ampleforth at this stage, we are thoroughly reviewing the interim report. Where we find recommendations relevant to us, we will begin implementing them immediately. We await the full report into our participation in the Inquiry, which will be published later in 2018.

Ampleforth Abbey and College wishes to repeat their heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse. Anyone who would like to speak to us can contact John Ridge on 01439 766434 or email john.ridge@ampleforth.org.uk. If you would prefer to speak to someone outside of Ampleforth, please call Survive on 01904 638813, where trained counsellors are available.