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Victims & survivors

Victims and survivors make an important contribution to the work of the Inquiry by sharing their experiences.

All experiences shared will contribute to our findings and recommendations.

The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which was set up in 2015 to investigate organisations and institutions that have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Truth Project will draw to a close during 2021. We encourage you to share your experience before it concludes. Find out more

The Inquiry will publish a final report in 2022 with findings and recommendations to help improve child protection.


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The Truth Project

The Inquiry's Truth Project gives us an opportunity for you to share your experience and views with the Inquiry in a safe and confidential way.

By encouraging victims and survivors to come forward we hope to better understand the scale, breadth and nature of child sexual abuse, in an effort to help stop it happening in the future.

Experiences Shared

These are some of the experiences of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project. All names and identifying details have been changed.

Visit the Truth Project website

The Victims and Survivors Forum

The Victims and Survivors Forum is open to all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. It was set up to make it easier for victims and survivors to engage with us, ask questions and make suggestions about how we work.

Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

The Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP) provides advice to the Inquiry. Panel members have all spent many years supporting adult survivors of child sexual abuse and helping survivors to be heard. They ensure that the needs and perspectives of victims and survivors are reflected in the Inquiry’s on-going work.

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We are keen to work with our stakeholders to ensure all victims and survivors of child sexual abuse know about the opportunities available to them through the Truth Project.

Stakeholder engagement toolkit

We have produced a variety of materials and resources to support you in building awareness of the Truth Project and the Inquiry’s work.

Get in touch

If you wish to ask a question about the Inquiry or would like to find out more about sharing your experience, please contact us, or see our Victims and survivors page.  You can get in touch using any of the options below, but please don’t give details of any abuse at this stage.

  • Call us on 0800 917 1000. The line is open 9am – 5pm on weekdays. Calls are free and do not show on your bill.
  • Email us at
  • Write to us: Freepost IICSA INDEPENDENT INQUIRY. You do not need a stamp.

We aim to respond to all calls, emails and letters within 15 working days, however, it may take longer to respond in busier periods.

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