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National Awareness Campaign of Child Sexual Abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was set up as a result of serious concerns that some organisations had failed, and were continuing to fail, to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Inquiry has launched an awareness campaign across England and Wales to publicise the Truth Project in January 2018. The aim is to ensure that victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are aware of the Truth Project and have the opportunity to speak to the Inquiry if they wish.

The Truth Project offers an opportunity for victims and survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged. The Truth Project is a very important part of the Inquiry’s work, as hearing from victims and survivors will allow understanding the nature and scale of child sexual abuse, and to hear suggestions for change. It will also help challenge long-held myths about abuse. More detail about the Truth Project is available on this website.

The awareness raising campaign has been developed using substantial research , involving victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and the general public. It has also been developed with advice from our Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel who helps consider the impact of the work from the perspective of victims and survivors.

There are a number of electronic materials available to raise awareness of the Truth Project. If you are interested in helping with promotion, email the North West Inquiry Office on northwestinquiryoffice@iicsa.org.uk.

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