Inquiry poll confirms 81% of child sexual abuse survivors feel stereotyped

16 September 2019 – IICSA

New statistics from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have revealed that over three quarters of victims and survivors believe they were stereotyped after speaking out about their abuse.

Based on a poll of 116 survivors from the Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Forum, the findings revealed that more than half did not report the abuse because of their concerns over how they would be seen by those around them.

Survivors of child sexual abuse who would like to share their experiences in writing, over the phone or in person can get in touch with the Inquiry’s Truth Project. Visit or email


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