Maidenhead's MP Theresa May has unveiled a bench inscribed with 'words of hope' as part of her inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Together with Chair of the Inquiry Professor Alexis Jay and Secretary to the Inquiry John O’Brien, Theresa launched a bench in Sonning in her Maidenhead constituency.
The new bench has been placed in Sonning’s King George V field, bearing an inspiring message from a victim and survivor who took part in the Inquiry’s Truth Project, ‘Every child deserves love, guidance, understanding and protection’.
Theresa established the Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse as Home Secretary in 2014.
On unveiling this bench Theresa commented: “I hope the Inquiry’s legacy benches will send a powerful message to victims and survivors that finally, they have been heard.
For too long, no one wanted to talk about child sexual abuse, preferring instead to hide it away and file it in the ‘too difficult’ box. That is no longer the case.
I’d like to pay tribute to all those who have had the courage to speak out and who did so to save the next generation of children from the abuse they suffered.”