Royal Commission calls for submissions on advocacy, support and therapeutic treatment services for CSA survivors
The Truth Justice and Healing Council is currently considering a response to the Royal Commission's 10th issues paper which is looking at advocacy and support and therapeutic treatments for child sexual abuse survivors.
It is anticipated that following a review of the submissions the Royal Commission will publish a consultation paper with final recommendations released in 2017.
In his address to the United States Congress last week, Pope Francis singled out two 'giants' in the modern US Church – individuals of the Gospel who bravely forged pathways to address contemporary social ills and abuses of human dignity. The parallels for the challenge facing the Church over its handling of sexual abuse were obvious...
As the Royal Commission in Australia examines more church-based institutions we face increasing evidence that institution after institution has mishandled, covered up and unjustly dealt with victims, many of whom have received little or no redress. Yet our governments seek to shift responsibility amongst themselves...
Scotish Inquiry into historical abuse of children in care starts
An independent inquiry into the historical abuse of children in care in Scotland began its work on 1 October 2015. The inquiry, headed by Susan O'Brien QC, will report to Scotish Ministers within four years.
The Inquiry will seek to raise public awareness of the abuse of children in care, provide an opportunity for public acknowledgement of their suffering and serve as a forum for validation of their experience
If you believe you may have information to share you can make initial contact with the Inquiry either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post: Historical Child Abuse Inquiry, PO Box 24085, Edinburgh, EH7 9EA
RC releases research paper on reporting child sex abuse
The Royal Commission has released major research on understanding why some institutions fail to identify and report child sexual abuse. The research, 'Hear no evil, see no evil: understanding failure to identify and report child abuse in institutional contexts' offers findings on factors that have contributed to the failure to protect children.
ACU CANBERRA Tuesday 20 October 2015 Francis Sullivan will give a lecture at the Australian Catholic University this month as part of the 2015 Blackfriars Lecture Series. Mr Sullivan will talk about the unique challenges facing the Catholic Church during the Royal Commission. All welcome.
5:30pm for 6:00pm (1 hour lecture) Room B10, Blackfriars Building, ACU Canberra Campus 127 Phillip Ave, Watson ACT RSVP Essential Friday 16 October to OCD.Canberra@acu.edu.au Contact: Mary Moran P: 02 6209 1129
SACRED HEART GIRLS COLLEGE OAKLEIGH MELBOURNE Monday 12 October 2015 Francis Sullivan will join local parishioners in conversation at a public forum about the work of the Truth Justice and Healing Council and the Royal Commission. All welcome.
7:15 for 7:30 Sacred Heart Girls College Oakley 113 Warragul Road HUGHSDALE (SATNAV: 12 La Trobe Street Hughesdale) Contact: Chris Dalton P: 03 9568 5488