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Child abuse inquiry urges nurses to help survivors tell their stories

An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is looking to nurses for support in bringing forward survivors.
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An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is looking to nurses for support in bringing forward survivors

Nurses, midwives and health visitors encounter victims of historical and current abuse in a variety of healthcare settings and specialties.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is looking at the extent to which institutions and organisations in England and Wales have failed to protect children from sexual abuse, wants nurses’ help in supporting patients who may have information to contribute.

Enlisting help

The Truth Project, one part of the three-strand statutory inquiry, is allowing victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences.

Panel member Dru Sharpling, a barrister and former chief crown prosecutor for central casework, is overseeing the Truth Project.

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