The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was established as a statutory inquiry on 12 March 2015 to consider the growing evidence of institutional failures to protect children from child sexual abuse, and to make recommendations to ensure the best possible protection for children in future. As part of Survive’s response to the IICSA investigations into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation within the context of religious organisations and settings, we have:
- Written to all faith-based churches and organisations in North Yorkshire and asked them to promote Survive services and requested a donation to our charity
- Signed contracts with the Ampleforth Trust and the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough to enable those who experienced sexual abuse within those respective settings to contact Survive direct for counselling support. We will not share names of survivors with these institutions; we will only provide non-identifiable aggregated data to enable us to receive payment for our services.
We are currently developing a training package to educate those in authority, in communities and in institutions to help them understand the pain and long-term impact of sexual trauma.