Royal Commission returns to Melbourne to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Royal Commission returns to Melbourne to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions with Commissioners in Melbourne commencing 7 October.

Royal Commission CEO, Ms Janette Dines, said there has been a strong response from people in Victoria wanting to tell their story in a private session.

“We know that for many of the victims sharing their story with the Commission is very hard. But, equally, the opportunity to tell their story has proved beneficial for many.

“The private sessions are contributing significantly to the Commissioners’ understanding of the nature and extent of the sexual abuse of children within institutions in Australia.”

Ms Dines said there will be other opportunities for Victorians to come forward to tell their story later in the year.

The Royal Commission will also visit Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Darwin in the next month.

The Royal Commission encourages people who have experienced sexual abuse as a child in an institution or witnessed child sexual abuse in an institution to provide details and information to the Royal Commission by:

If you need more information, including about support services, visit the Royal Commission’s website at www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Media enquiries: (02) 8282 3966 or media@childabuseroyalcommision.gov.au.