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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Redress advisory council announced, Safety of young people in residential care research, Frankly speaking, more


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December 2016
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New Zealand day of prayer for victims of abuse and violence

New Zealand's Catholic bishops have designated the first Friday of Lent next year (March 3) as a day of prayer and penance for victims of abuse and violence in New Zealand.

This day would acknowledge the impact of such abuse and violence, both by members of the Church family, but also everywhere it occurs throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand day of prayer for abuse survivors
NZCatholic - December 16 2016

 

   

Frankly speaking...

The past 12 months have been a big year for the Church as we continue to engage with the Royal Commission and develop new policies and approaches to the protection of children and vulnerable adults in our parishes, schools, hospitals and welfare agencies.

When the Commission was announced in 2012 by then Prime Minister Gillard no one thought it would be still running at the end of 2016, let alone with another year still to go.

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Govt announces redress advisory Council

Last week the Attorney-General, George Brandis announced the 15-member Commonwealth Independent Advisory Council on Redress.

The Council will provide expert advice to the Commonwealth as it designs and implements a national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Francis Sullivan, who has been appointed to the Council, said this is an important step in establishing a nation redress scheme.

Read Attorney-General media release
16 December 2016

Read TJHC media release
16 December 2016

Advisory group named for redress scheme
AAP - 16 December 2016

 
 

Commission research on safety of young people in residential care

The Royal Commission has released a new research report exploring children and young people's views about their safety in residential care.

Most of the children and young people who participated in the research described feeling unsafe in residential care due to bullying, harassment and the threat of sexual assault.

Safe and sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care

Commission media release

 

Commission thanks community for its support

The Royal Commission has released a statement thanking the community for its continuing support and important contribution to its  work in 2016.

The statement also provides information  on the operation of its call centre which will remain open during the holiday season with the exception of public holidays.

Read Commission statement here

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