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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.

As a participant in the Forum, you’ll have access to updates on our work and will be informed of Inquiry Forum events held in England and Wales. Forum events provide you with the opportunity to discuss and contribute to the work of the Inquiry.

How to attend one of the Forum events

If you’re interested in participating in the Victims and Survivors Forum, please register by clicking the button below. Where possible, we aim to contact you in advance of the event to provide information and answer any questions you may have.

We will also pay for reasonable travel costs to and from the Forum event.

Register for the Victims and Survivors Forum

Forum Consultation Survey Results and Analysis

We have recently consulted with Forum members in order to help us shape the next phase of Forum activity and to to ensure that the Forum is as effective as possible. Please see the paper below:

2018-04-05 V&S Forum Consultation - Analysis of results


Consultation on the impacts of child sexual abuse and experiences of support services

The Inquiry has published a detailed summary of the consultation held with victims and survivors on the impact of child sexual abuse and their experiences of support services. Please see the summary below.

Summary of responses received


Previous Forum Events

Please see below notes summarising the discussions at previous Victim and Survivor Forum meetings.

23rd March 2017 - Manchester Victims and Survivors Forum notes

15th March 2017 - London Victims and Survivors Forum notes

24th November 2016 - Cardiff notes

5th August 2016, London - pilot event notes 

Contact us

If you wish to ask a question about the Inquiry or if you have information to support our investigations please get in touch:

  • Call our Inquiry Information Line on 0800 917 1000.

    Open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm Calls are free and do not show on your bill.

  • Email us:


We aim to respond to all calls, emails and letters within 15 working days.

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We are required to ensure that all personal and sensitive information is safely stored, and made available only to those who need to see it. At the end of the Inquiry, all your information will be securely destroyed.

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