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Truth Project

The Truth Project, which concluded in October 2021, gave more than 6,000 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences with the Inquiry and put forward suggestions for change.

This listening exercise was set up because the Inquiry recognised that victims and survivors could provide a uniquely-informed contribution to understanding and learning from past mistakes and improving child protection in the future.

Most importantly, victims and survivors were entitled to give their accounts and opinions, be listened to respectfully and have their feelings of hurt, frustration and anger acknowledged.

Each experience shared with the Truth Project made an important contribution to the work of Inquiry, enabling us to build an understanding of child sexual abuse and its impact on victims and survivors. Their experiences and views will help to inform the Inquiry’s final recommendations.

Truth Project data

Statistical reports are published every quarter, using data gathered from Truth Project experiences shared.

Truth Project reports

You can read our research reports which have been developed using information gathered from experiences shared with the Truth Project.

Survivors' voices

These are some of the experiences of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project by victims and survivors.

Experiences Shared - Anonymous

How it worked

Find out more about how the Truth Project worked and how the information will be used.

Help and support

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

Get in touch

If you wish to ask a question about the Inquiry please contact us. You can get in touch using any of the options below.

  • Call us on 0800 917 1000. The line is open 9am – 5pm on weekdays. Calls are free and do not show on your bill. The information Inquiry line will close at 5pm on Thursday 14th April and re open at 9am on Tuesday 19th April.
  • 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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