Professor Alexis Jay OBE, Chairwoman of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’ explains her role and the stpes being taken to encoruage victims to share their expreience with the Truth Project.
“In Rochdale, successive generations of children have been sexually abused, and failed by our society. The BBC’s moving and accurate drama Three Girls highlighted just one horrifying example from this small town.
“As chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, it is my job to consider the extent to which institutions have failed in their duty to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation, including right here in Rochdale.
“To get a full and accurate picture of what is really going on, I need to hear from victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. The Truth Project helps the Inquiry to do this, and I am pleased to announce that we will be opening the Truth Project in Rochdale this July.
“The Truth Project gives victims and survivors who were failed by an institution the opportunity to talk about their experiences, getting as much or as little off their chest as they want and suggesting how things might change in the future.
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