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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.

Victims & survivors

The experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse lay at the heart of the Inquiry. Their generous contributions were fundamental in informing the Inquiry’s work to better protect future generations of children.

During the lifetime of the Inquiry, thousands of victims and survivors helped shape its work by sharing their experiences of child sexual abuse with the Truth Project, providing evidence during investigations, contributing to research and engaging with the Victims and Survivors Forum. 

Their views and experiences were pivotal in building a clearer picture of the extent of child sexual abuse, its impact on victims and survivors, and what needs to change to help prevent it happening in future. Every contribution mattered, and helped to inform the Inquiry’s recommendations to government and other institutions.

Truth Project

The Truth Project provided victims and survivors of child sexual abuse with a safe and supportive opportunity to share their experiences with the Inquiry.

Survivors’ Voices

Thousands of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse shared their experiences with the Truth Project. Please note: some readers may find content distressing.

Experiences Shared - Anonymous

Help and support

If you need additional support, visit this page for signposting to services on offer.

The Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel

The VSCP provided advice to the Inquiry and ensured that the needs and perspectives of victims and survivors were reflected in the Inquiry’s work.

Victim and Survivors Forum

The Forum provided an opportunity for all victims and survivors to engage with the Inquiry and contribute to its work through consultations and events.

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