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Inquiry takes Truth Project to Birmingham

6 December 2017

The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is holding sessions for victims and survivors in Birmingham in January and February.

A campaign to raise awareness of the Truth Project will run at the same time, with  billboards, posters and radio advertisements across the city.

The Truth Project was set up to give victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting.  Information gathered in Truth Project sessions will mean the Inquiry can get a better picture of the past to help create a safer place for children in the future.

A national campaign will launch across England and Wales next year.

Drusilla Sharpling, Inquiry Panel member and head of the Truth Project said:

“People from all walks of life experience child sexual abuse. Whoever you are, and whatever your background, the Truth Project is here to listen to you.

“The experiences victims and survivors share with the Inquiry will help us make recommendations to keep children safe in future, so that institutions and individuals can never again say, ‘We did not know’.”

Nabila Sharma, a victim of child sexual abuse from Birmingham said:

“I've been let down by so many institutions over the years.  I've spent almost 30 years in silence, but now I have a voice and I intend to use it.

“The Truth Project is doing an amazing job. I wanted to help, and be a part of it so that I could join other victims and survivors and make a positive change for the future.”

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