Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Launceston

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Launceston

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Launceston from 26 – 29 August 2014.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said all people affected by child sexual abuse while in the care of an Australian institution have the opportunity to tell the Royal Commission of their experiences in a private session.

“Over the course of this week 18 survivors of child sexual abuse in Tasmania will have the opportunity to tell the Royal Commission of their experiences, in a private session with a Commissioner.”

“The Royal Commission has already held more than 2,200 private sessions in cities and town across Australia and this is the first time the Royal Commission has held private sessions in Launceston.”

“The information provided in private sessions is helping the Royal Commission better understand how child sexual abuse in institutions can be prevented.”

“While these private sessions have already been allocated, anyone who would like to have a private session can still register their interest by phoning 1800 099 340,” he 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 share your story to the Royal Commission by phoning 1800 099 340 or emailing contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au