Messages of hope from child sexual abuse survivors will be inscribed on plaques on benches in a part of the Lake District.
Benches and plaques across England and Wales will soon bear the messages as part of a landmark Legacy Project by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
Benches and plaques are set to be placed at up to 200 locations around both countries – including at one location in Cumbria. The uplifting messages have been gathered directly from victims and survivors who have taken part in the Inquiry’s Truth Project.
Each message has been chosen for reflection or to spark conversation, assuring victims and survivors they have been, and will continue to be, heard.
The Lake District Foundation is working with IICSA and Lake District National Park on the plaque project and will release more details in the coming months.
More information on the wider project and inquiry here