The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday 28 January to Monday 10 February 2014. The hearing examined The Salvation Army’s response to child sexual abuse at boys’ homes in Indooroopilly, Riverview, Bexley and Goulburn.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1.  The response of The Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) (“The Salvation Army”) to child sexual abuse within the following homes operated by it:
    1. Gill Memorial Home, Goulburn, NSW (“Gill”).
    2. Bexley Boys’ Home, Bexley, New South Wales (“Bexley”); and
    3. Riverview Training Farm (also known as Endeavour Training Farm), Riverview, Queensland (“Riverview”); and
    4. Alkira Salvation Army Home for Boys, Indooroopilly, Queensland (“Indooroopilly”);
  2. The movement of officers and staff accused of or found to have engaged in child sexual abuse between the homes above.
  3. The Salvation Army’s processes to identify, investigate, discipline, remove and/or transfer persons accused of or found to have engaged in child sexual abuse in the homes above.
  4. Any related matters.

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