Help for Surivors

Details of the Truth Project can be found here.

Authorised Listening Service

The Diocese of Leeds has appointed Authorised Listeners, all of whom are available to meet with anyone who needs an attentive and attuned listening ear to help them to talk about current or past abuse of any nature.

What are Authorised Listeners?
They are church people, some lay, and some ordained, who have come forward to offer a listening service to survivors.They have backgrounds in pastoral work andhave been specially recruited and trained for this role.

What do they do?
They will offer up to three sessions to meet you and hear what you have to say. It is for you to decide whether to meet, whether to meet again and to consider what the possible next steps may be. The listener will not impose any particular course of action on you. Further information can be found within the leaflet below.

Up to three sessions can be provided free of chargeIf you would like to speak to a listener then please contact, one of the DSAs by clicking here.


Click here to downlaod the Authorised Listeners Leaflet.

Click here to download the Authorised Listeners Poster.


The Truth Project

It enables victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences with the Inquiry and put forward recommendations for change.

  • The Truth Project will listen without judgement to the experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.
  • By sharing their experiences victims and survivors can make an important contribution to the work of the Inquiry.
  • The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.


The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting.  It is part of the ​Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse​, which was established to investigate the extent to which institutions and public bodies in England and Wales have failed to protect children from sexual abuse. The Truth Project aims to give a voice to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, many of whom may have been silenced in the past. They are also able to make suggestions about how to prevent the same abuse happening in the future. 
This is a crucial part of the Inquiry’s work: hearing from victims and survivors will allow the Inquiry to understand the nature and scale of child sexual abuse and to hear their suggestions for change. The Truth Project has been designed in consultation with victims and survivors and their needs and wishes take priority. They are offered emotional support before, during and after their Truth Project session, they will not be contradicted or challenged and they are able to disclose as much or as little about their experiences as they feel comfortable with. 
The Inquiry would like to hear from as many people as possible. In order to get in touch with the Truth Project please visit their website ​​ or call the information line: 0800 917 1000, which is open weekdays 8am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm. 


Truth Project Poster and Booklet          


If you were sexually abused as a child, the Truth Project would like to hear from you. Because getting a better picture of the past will help build a safer place for children in the future. visit or call 0800 917 1000 weekdays from 8am to 8pm, Saturdays 10am to 12pm.


Past Cases Review 2 NSPCC helpline for Children and Adults: 0800 80 20 20

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