Launch of The Truth Project

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has launched an awareness-raising campaign to encourage victims and survivors to speak about their experiences.

Called The Truth Project, it enables victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences with the Inquiry and put forward recommendations for change.

The project forms 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.

It 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 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 Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 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 Inquiry would like to hear from as many people as possible. To get in touch, visit The Truth Project website at, or call the information line on 0800 917 1000 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Sat 10am-12pm).