Deaf people invited to share experiences of child sexual abuse
The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard in a respectful way. As part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, it also helps the panel recommend changes to better protect children in the future.
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-speak 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.