The Australian Government announced a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in November 2012. Terms of Reference were established and six Commissioners were appointed on 11 January 2013.
Private sessions allowed survivors to share their story in person with the Royal Commission. Thousands of people have shared their story and the Royal Commission closed registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016.READ MORE >
Lotus Place staff supported people who experienced childhood abuse in an institutional setting through the process of registering with the Royal Commission in several ways:
- we provided information
- assisted people to participate
- referred people to appropriate services.
For more information please contact Lotus Place.
Please find below links to useful information:
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- Royal commission into sexual abuse: Issue of redress must be a priority, commissioner says. ABC News 27 March 2017
- Media Release: knowmore to provide free legal help to navigate the Royal Commission
- Joint media release by the Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 11 January 2013
- Powers of a Royal Commission factsheet
- An Easy Read Guide to the Royal Commission
- Explaining the Letters Patent and Terms of Reference of the Commission factsheet
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) factsheet (pre-commission)
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) factsheet May 2013
- National Support Services
- Report on ABC Radio, day one of the Royal Commission 04.04.2013