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About the Truth Project

We understand it is a major decision to share your experience of child sexual abuse.

You can download our booklet It's time to be heard which gives more information about the Truth Project. The booklet contains information about sharing in person, by phone and by video call. Please note that these sessions have now concluded. You can still share your experience in writing and send it to arrive with us by 31 October 2021.

"Thank you so much for providing me with the opportunity to tell my story. It was the first time in my life I felt safe enough to do so. If this project stops just one child being abused it’s worth it.”

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  1. 1 Is the Truth Project right for you?

    The Truth Project wants to understand how organisations have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. 

    It might be that you were sexually abused by someone in an organisation, such as a church, or when you were in care. Or you may have been abused at home, and let down by someone in authority who knew or should have known about the abuse, such as a social worker or a police officer.

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  2. 2 How we use what you tell us

    If you decide to share your experience with the Truth Project, we will ask if you agree to us using what you tell us in a number of different ways.  

    We will never publish any personal information about you.

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  3. 3 Why your experience matters

    By taking part in the Truth Project, you will help us make recommendations to the government and organisations on how to help protect children in the future.

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  4. 4 Help and support

    We know it’s not easy to share experiences of child sexual abuse. If you feel it would be helpful, we can provide a dedicated support worker while you are involved with the Truth Project. 

    Whatever you decide about support, you can change your mind at any time and opt in or out of our service. 

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  5. 5 Keeping your information confidential and secure

    We understand you might be concerned about your privacy and what will happen to the information you give us.

    You don’t have to give us any information that identifies you. All we need to know is the name you would like us to call you and how we can contact you.

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Your privacy

There are very limited circumstances where we tell anyone your name without your consent, for example if a child is currently at risk and we need to tell the police.