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Royal Commission Support Services

We provide free support services for people in the NT who are thinking about or want to give evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. If you experienced sexual abuse as a child under 18 years in any institution or school (including sporting club, scouts, orphanages, foster care, religious organisation, group home or clubs) we are here to assist.

About the Royal Commission

In January 2013, the Federal Government appointed a Royal Commission to investigate institutional responses to child sexual abuse. This Royal Commission will enquire into how institutions (private, public and non-government) failed to protect children from sexual abuse. It will make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse.

 

The Royal Commission has just released five short films online. The short films provide in depth information on the work of the Royal Commission, private sessions and witness supoort serivces. They were created for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

You can watch the videos here  www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/media-centre/videos

or  here www.youtube.com/channel/UCWARUzi3Lc6XxTrOUKo_ibQ

We can help with:

  • Deciding whether you want to share your story with the Royal Commission
  • Support and Information about telling your story
  • Face to face and telephone counselling
  • What to expect from the enquiry process
  • Referrals to the Royal Commission and other support services
  • Support through legal processes
  • Advocacy

Assistance is also available for:

  • Family members and/or employees of institutions or organisations where abuse occurred
  • People affected by the media around the Royal Commission
  • Counsellors/professionals affected by the Royal Commission

Contact our Royal Commission Support Services

Alice Springs

4/11 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs
(08) 8950 4100   1800 634 405
reception@ra-nt.org.au

Darwin and other places in the NT

Level 2, Cavenagh Centre,
43 Cavenagh St, Darwin City

TEL (08) 8923 4999   1300 364 277

email : reception@ra-nt.org.au

To find out more about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, visit

www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

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