It is important that the voices of lived life experience are listened to, heard and acted upon. It is, however, vital that this is done in the right way and that it does no further harm. Those sharing their experience tell us that it can be a very difficult thing for them to do and is sometimes made worse by lack of preparation.
Both resources have been written by a group of victims and survivors who have worked alongside MCF over the past 8 months. They have shared their experiences of speaking out, whether that is talking at an event, doing media interviews or providing case studies. They have all had good and bad experiences doing this work, and they want to help everybody get it right.
We want this guidance to inform practice so that the correct support is in place for all victims and survivors who wish to share their experiences going forward.