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

Royal Commission returns to Perth 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 Perth commencing 8 October.

Royal Commission CEO, Ms Janette Dines, said the Royal Commission is visiting cities around the country listening to people’s stories.

“This is a chance for Western Australian’s affected by child sexual abuse in an institution to tell a Commissioner what happened to them.

“We understand how difficult it can be for people to come forward and talk about what happened to them. There are trained counsellors available to provide immediate support to anyone in distress,” she said.

“The Royal Commission will offer more than 1,000 private sessions before the end of this year and we will return to Perth later in the year to hear from more people,” Ms Dines said.

The Royal Commission will also visit Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne 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:

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