Update: Inquiry holds first Preliminary hearing for sixth investigation: the Care Sector across the UK

  • Published: 14 March 2024
  • Topics: Hearings, Module 6

Next week, Tuesday 19 March 2024, will see the Inquiry hold the first preliminary hearing for its investigation into the Care Sector across the UK (Module 6).

The hearing will take place at the Inquiry’s Hearing Centre, Dorland House, London, W2 6BU (map) and begins at 10:30am.

At preliminary hearings, the Inquiry Chair makes decisions about how investigations will run. The Inquiry does not hear evidence at these hearings. There will be submissions from the Counsel to the Inquiry and Core Participants to help prepare for the public hearings, where evidence will be heard.

The sixth investigation will consider and make recommendations on the consequences of government decision-making on those living and working within the care sector. It will also consider the steps taken in adult care and residential homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and examine the capacity of the adult care sector to respond to the pandemic.

More details are included in the provisional scope for Modules 6 which is published on the Inquiry website, alongside a list of Core Participants.

The hearing is open to the public to attend – information on how to attend can be found on the website.

Preliminary hearings can be viewed on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, subject to a three minute delay.

We will publish a transcript of the hearing on the same day it concludes.  A recording of the hearing will be published on the Inquiry’s website at a later date. Alternative formats, including a Welsh language translation, are available on request.