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The Truth Project is about victims and survivors of child sexual abuse sharing their experiences with us, so we can learn from the past to build a better future.

Sharing an experience

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    Get in touch using our online form, phone, email or by post. This doesn’t commit you to anything and you can leave the process at any time. You will be asked to provide contact details so we can get back to you at a time that suits you.
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    We will contact you to arrange how you'd like to share your experience. We will get back to everyone who contacts us as soon as possible. You can either share your experience in a private session with one of our facilitators, or send us a written account if you'd prefer. If you choose to meet in person, we will arrange a time and place. Transport and accommodation will be taken care of, so it won't cost you anything.
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    Attend a private session with a trained facilitator. One of our support workers will contact you before your session if you’d like. They will be there on the day of your session and can join you. At the Truth Project session, you will meet with a trained facilitator and an assistant. They will not challenge you or judge anything you say. All have experience of working with victims and survivors. You are in control of what you share and it doesn't matter if you don't remember everything, or choose not to share everything.

 

Is my information confidential?

What you do share is confidential. The only exceptions to this would be if the Inquiry needs to pass any information to the police or other relevant authorities, or where otherwise required by law. Please see our help and support for more information.

 

Will the Truth Project cost me anything?

The Truth Project is completely free. When you decide to get involved, you can choose between meeting in person or sharing your experience in writing. If you choose to meet in person we will cover travel, accommodation and reasonable out of pocket expenses.

 

Where will the session take place?

Your private session can take place at one of a number of locations across the UK and you can choose from any of the available locations. Once you get in touch, we will provide you with the options of where and when the session can be arranged. All the locations, which are confidential, are easily accessible by road and rail.

 

What happens next

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    What support is there afterwards? We recognise that this may be a difficult time for you. Your support worker is available both directly after the session and for follow up calls later. They can help you talk through how you are feeling, although the Truth Project is unable to provide long term support.
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    How is my information used by the Truth Project? Your information will be used so we can better understand child sexual abuse. Information from the Truth Project will be used for ongoing research and to support recommendations to help protect children in the future. The reports may include quotes from your experiences but no one will be able to identify you. You are also invited at the end of your Truth Project session to leave a short message about any aspect of your experience which we may publish. No personal details are published in any of our reports and if you don't want us to use your information in this way, we won't.
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    How can you continue to get involved? There are a number of ways for you to work with us to help protect children from sexual abuse. We have a Victims and Survivors Forum where you can sign up to receive the latest updates and events. We also welcome your feedback to improve our website and campaign. Find out more about our Victims and Survivors Forum

 

If you’re ready to share your experience with the Truth Project, please contact us online or by phone, email or post.

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Your Decision

Consider your decision more closely with our decision aid.

Your privacy

Everything you tell us is confidential. 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.