Inquiry invites sub-postmasters, family members and others to engagement session to explore family impacts of the scandal

People affected by themes of family, childhood and relationships to take part in an engagement session as part of In Your Own Words

Sub-postmasters, family members and others impacted by the scandal are invited to an engagement session on 30 May to share their stories on certain themes. 

Following the recent launch of ‘In Your Own Words’, this event aims to explore some of the themes emerging from submissions received to the listening project so far. These themes include impacts on family, childhood, and relationships. The engagement session will involve sub-postmasters, their families, and their loved ones who will join either in person or via video link. 

In order to capture the wider impact of the scandal, the Inquiry is keen to hear from the families of affected sub-postmasters, branch managers or branch assistants, including their spouses, children and friends at this event. 

Human Impact of the scandal

The Inquiry’s first phase began with Inquiry Chair, Sir Wyn Williams, reading and hearing about the experiences of 189 people affected by Horizon failings around the UK.  With this session, the Inquiry hopes to ensure the voices of people affected by the scandal continue to be heard.

A recent video captured testimony from the Inquiry’s human impact hearings, featured sub-postmasters discussing the impacts on their families.

Sir Wyn said today: “I am grateful to the very many people who have already shared their experiences with me. We know that the ripple effects of this scandal have been far-reaching, and I hope that many will be able to attend this session.” 

This event follows an engagement session held last October where plans for a legacy project were discussed. A readout of this session is available on our website.

Register for engagement session 

Those wishing to participate in the engagement event can sign up via this form by noon Monday 20 May. The session will take place from 11:00 to 15:30 on 30 May 2024 at the Inquiry’s hearing venue in Aldwych House, London. It will be possible to attend in person or remotely. 

As with the Inquiry’s public hearings, on-site confidential emotional and psychological support services will be available to attendees through Hestia. Information about these services is available here.