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Over 8,000 survivors or people directly impacted by child sexual abuse in institutions attended private sessions at the Royal Commission and shared their experiences and recommendations with Commissioners. Many gave consent for their accounts to be published as short narratives.

The purpose of the narratives is to give a voice to survivors, inform the community and ultimately help make institutions safer for children. Real names have been changed except the names of public figures mentioned in a public context. For more information see the FAQs and search tips.

Content warning: These stories are about child sexual abuse. They may contain graphic descriptions and strong language, and may be confronting and disturbing. If you need help, please see support services.

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