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Inquiry takes Truth Project to Brighton

21 November 2017

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse will be heard by the Truth Project in Brighton this January.

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.

It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is investigating institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse.  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.  

The Inquiry is piloting a campaign to raise awareness of the Truth Project in Brighton. Adverts to raise awareness of the Truth Project will be featured on billboards, posters and radio across the city.

A national campaign to raise awareness of the Truth Project 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’.”

Peter Saunders, Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel member said: “Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse often tell me they’ve been silenced, ignored and failed by organisations they trusted. That was my experience too. We cannot change what went wrong in the past but by talking to the Truth Project, together, we can help to protect the next generation.”

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