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What's involved

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.

"I was heard. I was believed! I can’t change my past but I can shape my future. Just telling my story and people who understood and believed lifted the black cloud from my memories. I am not a victim anymore, I am a survivor!! Thank you."

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  1. 1 Is the Truth Project right for you?

    People take part in the Truth Project for different reasons. Some participants want to ensure there is a record of their experience or want acknowledgement of what happened to them; others want to help protect children in the future.

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  2. 2 How you’d like to tell us

    If you decide to get involved in the Truth Project, you can share your experience in a private session with one of our facilitators in person or by phone or share your experience in writing.

    The Truth Project is completely free. If you choose to meet in person, we will cover travel, accommodation and reasonable out of pocket expenses. If you have a private session by phone, the call won’t cost you anything.

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  3. 3 We will listen to you

    Whatever you choose to tell us, you’ll be listened to without being judged, questioned or challenged.

    It’s entirely up to you what you choose to tell us. Private sessions aren’t interviews and you don’t have to tell us anything about your experience that you don’t want to.

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  4. 4 We use your account to help others

    Your experience will help the Inquiry make recommendations to government and organisations on how to improve child protection across England and Wales.

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  5. 5 What you can do next

    There is a lot to consider before you decide to take part. We have provided some suggestions which may help you decide if the Truth Project is right for 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.