Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Adelaide

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Adelaide

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold two days of private sessions in Adelaide commencing on 29 May.

Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines said anyone who was sexually abused as a child while in the care of an Australian institution has the opportunity to tell the Royal Commission of their experiences in a private session.

“Private sessions are an important way for Commissioners to hear first-hand about the impact of child sexual abuse and to better understand how it might be prevented in the future."

“This is the eighth time the Royal Commission has held private sessions in Adelaide. The Royal Commission has received more than 800 phone calls from South Australians and held more than 115 private sessions in the state."

“While these private sessions in May have already been allocated, anyone who wants to have a private session can still register their interest” she said.

To protect the privacy of those involved, the location of private sessions is confidential.

If you were sexually abused as a child while in the care of an Australian institution you can register your interest in sharing your story with the Royal Commission by phoning 1800 099 340 or emailing contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.