The Truth Project is returning to Nottingham in November and December, giving victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences and put forward recommendations for change in a supportive and confidential setting.
The hearing dates are as follows:
The first week of hearings (from 1-5 October) will be held in Nottingham at the Trent Bridge cricket ground
The second week of hearings (from 8-12 October) and the third week of hearings (from 22-26 October) will be held at the the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.
It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse ( IICSA ) which is investigating institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse. Information gathered in Truth Project sessions will mean the Inquiry can get a better picture of the past to help create a safer place for children in the future.
The Truth Project first hosted sessions in Nottingham in July 2017.
So far, over 1,400 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and Wales have shared their experiences with the Truth Project.
Michael May, from the Truth Project said:
“The Truth Project was set up to hear from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, whatever their background.
“At the Truth Project, you can tell the Inquiry what went wrong in the past and why, and put forward recommendations to keep children safe in future.”
Daniel Wolstencroft, Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel member said:
“Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse often tell me they’ve been silenced, ignored and failed by organisations they trusted. That was my experience too.
“We cannot change what went wrong in the past but by talking to the Truth Project, together, we can help to protect the next generation.”