This is one of the most heart wrenching reads I have had in a long time and it really brings home the physical and emotional agony some people have had to go through. All professionals working with children should read this, but also members of the public, anyone of us may be the person someone turns to for help, or have the opportunity to advocate or support them. To read these for me is to respect the courage of those who have shared them.
125 anonymised accounts of child sexual abuse published on first ever online anthology
125 anonymised personal accounts detailing child sexual abuse in institutions including schools, the RAF, Scouts and sports clubs have been published online today by the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Over 6,000 people have now contacted the Truth Project. 1,800 have shared their accounts in person or in writing, and more sessions are planned to take place.
The Truth Project was set up to give victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences with the Inquiry, and to put forward recommendations to help keep children safe in future.
The accounts are available at www.truthproject.org.uk/experiences-shared, in the first ever online anthology dedicated to the experiences of victims and survivors in England and Wales. We will be adding 60 accounts every quarter, so by the end of the Inquiry 1,000 experiences of child sexual abuse will be online.