The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been set up to look at sexual abuse that has happened to children in an institution and how institutions responded to reports of sexual abuse.

Examples of institutions include:

  • Schools, Churches, Camps, Scouts and Guides
  • Swimming clubs and other recreational clubs
  • Out of home care, including foster care and kinship care
  • Children’s Homes, Hostels,
  • Government and Church managed missions and reserves

People who were sexually abused in institutions when they were children are invited to come forward and tell their stories. The aim is to learn from what happened in the past and keep children safe in the future and give better support to survivors and their families.

If you have a story of child sexual abuse perhaps you would like to share that story with the Royal Commission.

A team has been set up at VACCA Link Up Victoria to provide culturally safe support to Aboriginal people who are thinking about telling their story.

  • Maybe you’re not sure whether you want to tell or not.
  • Maybe you would like to but want to know more about how you can do this
  • Maybe you want to tell your story and want to support to do that
  • Maybe you want help for the sexual abuse you suffered as a child
  • Maybe you want to support someone else to tell their story or get help

We are here to help.

We can:

  • Have a yarn and provide you with more information about the Royal Commission and the ways you can tell your story
  • Support you to register your story
  • Support you to tell your story the way you want to tell it
  • Assist you with getting your records
  • Link you in with other services you might need e.g. legal, counselling, social support
  • Provide support to family members of survivors and others impacted by sexual abuse that occurred in an institution

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on: 1800 687 662 or (03) 9470 3666

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