14 May 2020 – IICSA
Deaf survivors of child sexual abuse will now be able to share their experiences with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, via videolink. So far, almost 5,000 people have shared their accounts.
SignHealth, the Deaf health charity, has been contracted to provide British Sign Language information and emotional support for Deaf survivors who come forward to this new service. They can provide information and support through WhatsApp, text message, video call or email and help them to fill in registration forms and any other required paperwork. Use of their services is optional.
The Inquiry has also worked with Deaf advisors to create a bespoke short film for victims and survivors.