The nation’s Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse is getting ready to take testimonies from men and women as part of its Truth Project.
Over 2,000 people have contacted the Inquiry to say they suffered abuse as children at institutions throughout the country, with 600 already set to take part in the Project, which has been tasked with cataloguing decades of suffering.
We can also confirm that the Inquiry will be looking at abuse which took place when children were transported from the UK to Australia, and other Commonwealth countries as part of the now infamous child migrant programme.
Last year Researching Reform campaigned to have this area included within the Inquiry’s remit. You can read our article outlining some of the evidence on the child migrant programme, entitled “Lord James of Blackheath: I Helped Smuggle Children Used For Slavery And Sex.”
In other Inquiry related news, reports have begun to emerge that the investigation into the late Lord Janner may be delayed by six months.
Preliminary hearings into the activities of the late Cyril Smith MP and Lambeth council are ongoing.
If you’d like to get involved or share information with the Truth Project, you can contact the Inquiry at: iicsa.org.uk/contact-us