In recent times historical, as well as recent, child abuse has come to light in the media more and more. There have been concerns that some organisations had failed and were continuing to fail to protect children from sexual abuse.
As a result of this, in 2015 the UK government set up an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales. Part of this is a programme called the Truth Project, which aims to gather testimonies about how child abuse victims and survivors were failed by organisations and professionals who should have been able to better care for them.
By sharing their experiences, victims and survivors make an important contribution to the work of the inquiry and their experiences will feed into and influence their findings and recommendations.
If you have experienced child abuse at any point in your life and you choose to share your story then you will have the option to share your experience in person or in writing. Any travel and accomodation expenses will be covered if you share your experience in person so it will not cost you anything. You would get support during and after the session as well as advice on where to go for long term support.
The website includes a tool to help victims and survivors decide whether to participate and testify, which provides all of the information you may need.