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I was heard

Here’s what previous participants have said about taking part in the Truth Project...

This was a surreal moment and a huge milestone to achieve. I encourage people who have been sexually abused in childhood to try this step. It brought closure for me and it was an experience I will not forget.

a Truth Project participant

Although the experience raised anxiety levels, or rather the anticipation of it, it was actually quite cathartic.

a Truth Project participant

This was the first time I have told my story in any depth-to be listened to and properly heard was an empowering experience. 

I came to the Inquiry as a companion to my friend. I was pleasantly surprised that I was treated with as much dignity and respect as my friend who was taking part in the Inquiry. We could not have been treated any better. Thank you.

a Truth Project participant

Really positive about today's Truth session. Yes it brought up painful memories, but was done in a constructive and friendly way with first class support.

a Truth Project participant

I feel very proud of myself for assisting the inquiry, after my 1 and a half hours together with 2 people from the Inquiry they both understood how I have suffered under school, family, & professional misconduct.

a Truth Project participant

Caring. Kind. Well organised. Professional. A cathartic experience over all.

a Truth Project participant

When I met with the Inquiry team I was surprised that two men were the persons to talk to. Men have hurt/abused me, but this was a beautiful twist to a very ugly story, I felt empowered telling my truth to two men who were not going to hurt me. Thank you so much - a faultless organisation. Thank you.

a Truth Project participant

Despite a great deal of apprehension before my visit I was quickly put at ease. I was made to feel that what I said was taken seriously and dealt with in a very compassionate manner. It was an extremely positive encounter

a Truth Project participant

When you hear about IICSA on the news or in the media, it leads you to believe this inquiry is only for and about 'high profile' cases. So for a long time I felt my experiences didn't warrant inclusion. I am glad that I persevered and attended a Truth session. It turns out my lived experiences were very much due to failings from professionals in all institutions. I now feel heard and validated. Thank you.

a Truth Project participant

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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.