Truth Project Sessions in Oxford 2-9 September

The @TruthProject, set up to give victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential settings, is holding sessions for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in Oxford between 2-9 September.

 The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, 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.  

 Over 3,500 people have already shared their experience with the Truth Project, including this victim and survivor from Oxford:

 “I was drawn like a magnet to this opportunity to at last tell my whole story in a way that was offering formal validation. It took me two goes. The first time nerves got the better of me but I walked away with a deep sense of irony that I had come to The Truth Project and had only shared half of my experience. Sharing my whole experience with the Truth Project felt vital to my recovery and I returned with a no-holds barred attitude and shared the rest. It was liberating and cathartic and validating. It was managed sensitively and compassionately with insight and warmth.”

 Michael May, head of the Truth Project in Oxford said:

“People from all walks of life experience child sexual abuse. Whoever you are, whatever your background, whatever your experience, the Truth Project is here to listen to you.

 “We do not underestimate the courage it can take to come forward, but the experiences you share with us are a vital part of the Inquiry’s work and will contribute to our final recommendations.”  

 To share your experience with the Truth Project, visit www.truthproject.org.uk, call: 0800 917 1000 or email contact@iicsa.org.uk.