Sally Hirst and Karen Wesley recently met with representatives from the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. At the Truth Project, victims and survivors of child sexual abuse can put their experiences on record with the Inquiry and make recommendations for change to keep children safe in future.
So far, nearly 2,000 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have shared their experiences with the Inquiry. You can read some of their accounts here, including Lynne’s, who experienced sexual abuse in the military: https://www.truthproject.org.uk/experiences-shared/lynne
We are supporting survivors of the Jesus Fellowship to share their experiences with the Truth Project. Accounts can be shared at different locations throughout England and Wales in person, over the phone or in writing.
To find out more, or to contact the Inquiry, visit www.truthproject.org.uk, or call 0800 917 1000.
Previous participants have reported the process as very positive and therapeutic.
The Truth Project have offered to come to a town or city we suggest and do a ‘pop-up’ type event if a few of us would like to talk to them. We were thinking Northampton or perhaps Milton Keynes? If this is something you would be interested in and you feel able to contact us please message the Leads of the JFSA via the link on the web page or privately message one of the Leads via the Facebook pages. Just give your name and where you would prefer to attend a session and we will contact you when we have further information.
Obviously only you know if this is the right thing for you but we would recommend it if you feel able to. Although we continue to push for a full independent inquiry into abuse in the JA, after understanding more about the Truth Project we believe that if people feel able to speak to them directly this will in fact help with that goal – especially due to the fact that it does link into the national police operation ‘Operation Hydrant’.
Click on the link below to find out more.