The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched a television campaign to ensure victims and survivors of abuse are aware of their opportunity to be heard as part of the Truth Project.
The Truth Project is part of the IICSA’s inquiry and it offers victims and survivors an opportunity to share their experiences in writing, by telephone or in person.
The aim of the Truth Project campaign is to encourage people to come forward to share their experiences and create public discussion about the impact of child sexual abuse. To date, over 2000 experiences have ben shared as part of the project.
Dru Sharpling, Inquiry Panel member and lead for the Truth Project said:
“We have to break the wall of silence that has built up around child sexual abuse if we are to create a safer future for children.
The experiences, perspectives and insights of victims and survivors who come forward will help us to make meaningful and robust recommendations for change.”
The advertisement illustrates how difficult is it for many victims and survivors to talk about the abuse they have suffered. There are also publications of anonymous victims’ experiences.
Chris Tuck, a member of the Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel said:
“I am a survivor of child sexual abuse and a campaigner. I’d been silent for so long that at first I didn’t have the right words to describe what happened to me.
I’ve been waiting decades for society to sit up and listen to the experiences of victims and survivors and I am proud to support this campaign.
The Truth Project exists to give people like me a voice, so that together we can help protect future generations.”
If you would like more information about how to participate in the project, please follow the link below:
The advertisement campaign will run until the end of February.
If you have been a victim of child abuse and would like to speak to one of our specialist abuse lawyers in confidence, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can advise you on the available options for pursuing a civil damages claim. Jordans successfully represent and secure compensation for numerous victims of abuse and are experts in overcoming the particular challenges that arise in these sensitive cases. Our abuse team can be contacted free on 0800 9555 094 or you can request a call back.