The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which was established to investigate the extent to which institutions and public bodies in England and Wales have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.
The Truth Project aims to give a voice to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, many of whom may have been silenced in the past. They are also able to make suggestions about how to prevent the same abuse happening in the future. This is a crucial part of the Inquiry’s work: hearing from victims and survivors will allow the Inquiry to understand the nature and scale of child sexual abuse and to hear their suggestions for change.
The Truth Project has been designed in consultation with victims and survivors and their needs and wishes take priority. They are offered emotional support before, during and after their Truth Project session, they will not be contradicted or challenged and they are able to disclose as much or as little about their experiences as they feel comfortable with.
The Inquiry would like to hear from as many people as possible. In order to get in touch with the Truth Project please visit www.truthproject.org.uk or call the information line 0800 917 1000, which is open weekdays 8am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.