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Forum events

Hearing from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse is very important to the Inquiry. Your experiences and opinions are valued and you can make a difference. 

Our final events will take place before the Inquiry comes to close later this year. The events will be an opportunity to hear how the Forum has contributed to our research, policy and engagement work. You'll also hear about our legacy plans which focus on the voices of victims and survivors. Previously we've held events to discuss culture change, the criminal justice system and access to records.

Register to join the Forum

How to take part in Forum events

Our events are only open to Forum members. If you’re interested in taking part, please register to join the Forum by clicking the button above. 

Before you attend an event, our team will be in touch to give you more information and answer any questions you might have. We’ll also reimburse your travel up to £80.

What happens at a face-to-face event?

We have face-to-face events in different locations across England and Wales. These are held at venues such as meeting rooms and conference centres.

Our events are relaxed and friendly, creating a safe space to have informal discussions. There’ll be up to 24 people in the room with groups of six or eight at each table. You’ll be greeted and shown around by our welcoming team. Group conversations are facilitated by Inquiry staff and we’ll have emotional support staff available all day. There’ll be time for breaks and there's always lots of tea and biscuits! 

What happens at an online event?

Our online events give you an exclusive opportunity to hear about the Inquiry's work. You can easily log in via your laptop, computer or phone to take part and ask questions. Your details are not seen by anyone and any questions you submit are completely anonymous. Each event usually lasts an hour with enough time for you to ask questions or comment on the topic discussed.

Our past events

Take a look at our past events and find out what was discussed and what we're doing with Forum member's suggestions and feedback.

Engagement with victims and survivors - reports

Following discussions with members of the Victims and Survivors’ Forum, summary reports have been published on topics including accessing records, protected characteristics and the criminal justice system, to share what we have heard and to demonstrate the impacts of child sexual abuse. 

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