The Chair of the Royal Commission reviewing Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Justice Peter McClellan AM, explains the work of the Royal Commission.
2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a royal commission into child abuse in churches, schools and foster homes.
”Any instance of child abuse is a vile and evil thing,” the Prime Minister said.
The Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse , the largest Royal Commission in Australia’s history.
It will be focusing on the sexual abuse of children in the institutions that were supposed to care for them.
It will put a spotlight on church, secular and state institutions.
The Australian Government is funding 41 organisations to provide community-based support services for people who participate in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
These organisations deliver services such as counselling, support and case management to individuals and their family members before, during and after their interaction with the Royal Commission.
The services complement existing supports provided by the Royal Commission and the Attorney-General’s Department.
The funding also includes specialist services for people living with disability, Indigenous Australians and people who have suffered abuse from religious organisations or clergy.