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The Truth Project

The Truth Project is a chance for survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience.

Recent changes to the service

The Truth Project has relaunched in-person sessions for Deaf victims and survivors.

Deaf people can still choose to share their experience via video call or in writing if they prefer.

“Getting a better picture of the past will help build a safer place for children now and in the future.”

As part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, The Truth Project will help the panel recommend changes to better protect children in the future.


How does SignHealth support participants?

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, the Truth Project can offer a face-to-face session with a team who will communicate with you in the way you choose, for example in BSL, lip-speaking and SSE. Most of the team are Deaf and we can offer a choice of male and female team members. You can also choose to have a session with a hearing team through interpretation.

SignHealth can provide information and support for anybody considering participating via WhatsApp, text message, video call or email.

Participants can then choose to share their experiences in writing or attend a private session at any of the Inquiry’s offices across the country. All transport costs are met and the process is entirely free; you are also welcome to bring hearing dogs or support animals.

Two anonymous accounts submitted to the Truth Project…

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Peter was abused by teachers and other boys in a residential school for the deaf…

Read Peter’s account

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Veronica was a deaf child whose parents had died, but police described the nun who abused her as ‘vulnerable’…

Read Veronica’s account

Would you like to share your experience?

Text/WhatsApp/Video 07970 350366

Or find out more about the service from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website.

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