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

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 helped to inform the Inquiry’s final recommendations.

Truth Project dashboard

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

Truth Project reports

You can read our research reports which were 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 gathered was used.

Help and support

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

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