As part of the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse’s Truth Project, the Inquiry are inviting victims and survivors to share their experiences through a new area on the dedicated website called Share Your Experience.
The site explains that they are hoping to hear from people who have experienced the following:
- anyone who was sexually abused as a child in an institutional setting like a care home, a school or a religious, community or state organisation, or who first came into contact with their abuser in an institutional setting
- anyone who was sexually abused as a child, and reported their sexual abuse to a person in authority, like a police officer or teacher, where the report was ignored or not properly acted on.
The Inquiry website then offers you a link to a form, which can be filled out online.
You can also contact the Inquiry on their dedicated help line: 0800 917 1000
On passing information on to the police, the site says:
We are required to pass on any information about child abuse to the police.
However we will not pass your name and contact details to the police without your consent, unless it is necessary to protect a child who is at risk of continuing abuse.