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The Truth Project is open for you to share your experience of child sexual abuse.

We encourage you to apply before the Truth Project concludes in 2021.

What is the Truth Project?

The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard with respect.

It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Inquiry was set up because of serious concerns that some organisations have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

More than 5,000 people have already come forward to the Truth Project. 

Listening to your experiences and suggestions helps us recommend changes to protect children from abuse, now and in the future.

You can share your experience in writing, by phone, by video call or in person. Due to the current situation caused by coronavirus (Covid-19) we have made some changes to Truth Project sessions in person. See our video to find out more.

If you have a disability or need we will do our best to support you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and would like help communicating with us, please contact our service partners SignHealth. You can also contact us directly. More information on sessions by video is available here.

Is the Truth Project right for you?

Our TV campaign film has encouraged many victims and survivors to share their experiences.

See what others have said about taking part in the Truth Project.

Find out more about the Truth Project.

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What have others shared

Olga says the priest who abused her knew all about ‘our family, our poverty, our bereavement’

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Adrienne says abusers who give free drugs and alcohol ‘make it seem cool but you pay in a different way’

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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.