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Inquiry to hear from child abuse victims and survivors in borough

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Victims and survivors of child abuse in the borough are being invited to take part in a new project aimed at helping to better protect children in the future.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse this week announced the opening of the Truth Project in Nottingham.

The Truth Project gives victims and survivors the chance to tell the inquiry about their experiences and also suggest changes to keep children safe in future in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment.

This is the first time the Truth Project will hold sessions in the Nottingham area.

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The Truth Project is open across England and Wales and individuals can chose where to hold their session. So far, over 700 people have now come forward to share their experience.

Later this year, the Inquiry will publish a report which will feature the experiences of victims and survivors from the Truth Project.

Professor Alexis Jay OBE, who is the inquiry chair, said: “The Inquiry has come to Nottingham because I believe there are many victims and survivors across the East Midlands who might be ready to share their experiences with the Truth Project.

“Every day more and more victims and survivors are coming forward to us. If you are thinking about meeting us in Nottingham, I want you to know that we are here to listen and learn from you.”

A victim and survivor who shared their experience with the Truth Project said: “I was really impressed with how sensitively you dealt with me and the support that has been provided.

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“I really admire what the inquiry is hoping to achieve and am glad that I was given the opportunity to play a small part in this process.”

If you would like to share your experience with the Truth Project, more information is available at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s website: https://www.iicsa.org.uk/victims-and-survivors or you can call the Information line on 0800 917 1000. The Information line is open weekdays 8am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.

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