ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Sharing Your Story

We know that child sexual abuse has happened in places that care for children such as sporting clubs, foster care, schools, boys and girls homes. These places are called institutions.

Were you or someone you know, sexually abused as a child in an institution? Your story can help the Royal Commission come up with better ways to protect others.

Healing the Past and Creating a Safer Future

The Federal Government has set up a Royal Commission to look at how institutions have responded to reports of child sexual abuse.People may want to tell their stories for different reasons. For many, having their voices heard will help with healing and rebuilding their lives. People may also see this as a way to help create a safer future for our children.

The Royal Commission will listen to and read people’s stories to better understand the issue of child sexual abuse that occurred as a result of children’sinvolvement in institutions. This information will help the Commissioners come up with ideas about how to better protect children in the future, and how to give better support to survivors and their families.

What Should I Do Now?

You can let the Royal Commission know you are interested in telling them your storycall them directly on 1800 099 340

Write to GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001 Or EMAIL register.interest@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Or visit their website for more information

www.childabuseroyalcommission.com


Who can I talk to about my options?

We understand that telling your story may be hard and upsetting. People may need counseling and support Some people will want legal advice o yarn confidentially about getting some support and knowing your options

Call Ruth at TAC – Hobart

FREE CALL 1800 132 260

Mobile 0481 120 880

How do I find out more information?

Free advice line for legal issues about telling your story to the RoyalCommission. Please contact KnowMore

– Free Call 1800 650 762 (office hours)

www.knowmore.org.au

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