ACT Untold Stories is an opportunity to share your experiences of certain key safeguarding issues.
Online abuse. Adult grooming. Self-neglect. Domestic violence.
Most people have heard of these issues. But outside of formal studies and reports, how often do we hear about how people experience these issues?
There must be thousands of stories out there that just aren’t being told. Thousands of voices that just aren’t being heard.
The time to tell those stories is now. And we’re ready to listen.
How Does Untold Stories Work?
Every month we’ll focus on a different safeguarding theme.
You might have some opinions on this theme. You might have friends or family who have experienced the issue directly. Maybe you’ve even experienced the issue yourself.
If so, we’re inviting you to get in touch.
There’ll be a form where you can submit your story anonymously. Tell us as much or as little as you can. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Every voice matters, and every story counts.
What Happens After I’ve Told My Story?
This isn’t an opportunity to name and shame, and this isn’t a platform for whistleblowing.
Instead, this is an opportunity to have your voice heard at a national level.
This is an opportunity to help improve services for everyone.
We’re asking you to help us broaden our understanding of how these complex safeguarding issues affect people in their daily lives. Because the better we can understand these issues, the better we can help individuals and organisations safeguard others from harm, abuse, and exploitation.
So if you have something to say, tell us as much as you can. It’s totally anonymous. Though we might refer to your story in future reports or resources, we won’t share any sensitive details.
And if you need any support with any of these safeguarding issues, we’ll also be sharing resources so you can find the help you need. This will include support organisations qualified to help with each theme we cover.