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5What you can do next

Get in touch

If you think you’re ready to share with us, get in touch.

Other ways to help you decide

Below are some other ways to help you decide whether taking part is the right decision for you.

Call the Truth Project

If you’d like to speak to someone at the Inquiry about the information you’ve seen, call 0800 917 1000. The information line is open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm. Calls are free and do not show on your bill. When you call, let our team member know that you’ve visited this page and tell them about the issues you still feel unsure about.

Speak to someone you trust

Previous participants have told us that when they were unsure, they found it useful to talk their decision through with someone, particularly someone they trust. You might want to speak about your decision to a friend, partner, family member or a formal support worker (such as a counsellor) if you have one. We know this might be a difficult topic to bring up. You could send them the link to this website and give them time to explore what the Truth Project is before you speak to them.

Speak to an independent organisation that works with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

Some previous participants told us that having spent much of their lives feeling they weren’t being listened to, they found it difficult to trust the information they received from the Truth Project and IICSA. Speaking to organisations independent of the Truth Project might help you to make your decision. We have a list of organisations you could call.

Come back to your decision later

If you decide to come back to your decision later, you might find it useful to plan for how and when you’ll come back to it. For example: - You could set out the steps you’ll take to find out the information you need - Think about any obstacles (e.g. finding a quiet time and space during the day to call) and set out how you could overcome them (e.g. working from home that day). - Set a reminder to yourself (or ask us to remind you), at a time that’s convenient, to come back to the decision. At that point, you may want to go through “Your Decision” again, or just look at one of the topics.

See what others have said about their experience.

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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.