Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

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Western Australian Government to join the Scheme

The National Redress Scheme welcomes the formal announcement that the Western Australian Government will participate in the Scheme.

This significant announcement means that the Scheme will be truly national, now that every state and territory government has agreed to participate. This achieves one of the Royal Commission’s central recommendations to establish a single national redress scheme to deliver justice for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

This commitment means people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australian Government institutions will also be able to access redress. It will also allow non-government organisations to provide redress for abuse which occurred in Western Australia.

Six major churches and charities have also agreed to join the Scheme– the Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Uniting Church, The Salvation Army, YMCA and Scouts Australia.

Western Australia will need to pass legislation in order to participate, which may happen early next year, but people can still apply from 1 July 2018.

The National Redress Scheme will commence on 1 July 2018. Applications can be submitted online, or in paper form.

Where do I get support?

Support services made available as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are available to assist people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Contact details for these support services can be found on the Department of Social Services’ website.

For more information about the National Redress Scheme, see www.dss.gov.au/redress, or contact the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 146 713.

Those who need immediate assistance can contact:

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Lifeline 13 11 14

1800 Respect 1800 737 732

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Mensline 1300 78 99 78

• In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)

Legislation passed for the National Redress Scheme

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Parliament has passed legislation for the National Redress Scheme. This has paved the way for the Scheme to commence as planned on 1 July 2018.

The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 was passed on 19 June 2018 and received Royal Assent on 22 June 2018.

This significant milestone is the product of the extensive work of support groups, advocates and people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Applications can be submitted from 1 July 2018 and people can apply online or by paper form.

Where do I get support?

Support services made available as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are available to assist people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Contact details for these support services can be found on the Department of Social Services’ website.

For more information about the National Redress Scheme, see www.dss.gov.au/redress, or contact the National Redress Scheme Information Line on 1800 146 713.

Those who need immediate assistance can contact:

• Lifeline on 13 11 14

• 1800Respect on 1800 737 732

• MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

BGS made public demands …

Child abuse royal commission: Brisbane Grammar School ex-students demand school acts on sex abuse claims

PHOTO Former students of Brisbane Grammar School who claim they were abused by a former counsellor have requested support and ongoing health care.

ABC NEWS: LEONIE MELLOR


Former Brisbane Grammar School (BGS) students who say they were sexually abused by a school counsellor have attempted to hand-deliver a letter to the school’s board requesting immediate action be taken to address failings of the past.

Several of them took the stand last …

(Continued Child abuse royal commission: Brisbane Grammar School ex-students demand school acts on sex abuse claims – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation))

‘Honesty’ & being-honest …

As proven by the differing levels of public & private admissions of guilt, Child-Sexual-Abuse is among the greatest grossly hidden things which should not occur. Many Institutions continue to defend their “leaders”, despite being found guilty. Churches often use their deceptive nature to claim ‘innocence’ under double-meanings & a spiritual power. Some Schools do not want their reputation tarnished, making private settlements to continue unblemished. Sports & Social groups seem most honest, of these wrongful Institutions: still guilty.

Noteworthy CSA Posts : similarities?

Illumine

In the midnight of black-out curtains

I see that bright light again

though it’s slower this time

spreading across my face

like it wants me to see it

lingering to illumine

but this is not a tunnel to Heaven.

A man’s weight presses down on me

I won’t shift his presence for days

and cries drawn out will remain in my ears

whether fear, pain, horror

it’s clear they are mine

I sound like a child being hurt

with no way out.

That familiar pain in the PFC*

What did they do to me?

*Prefrontal cortex

© 2018 archaeotrauma

The Birth of a Book- The story of a ForgWhy The Impact of Child Abuse otten Australian

Sixty years later my friend courageously gave evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  Her life has been a battle to recover from the abuse that was perpetrated against her as a child.   Its been an honour to hear and record her story.  Now I just need to find a way so you can hear it too.

Extends Well Into Adulthood

Research finds that child abuse harms mental and physical health in adulthood.

Child abuse, Signs of Hope & Study findings.

The study’s lead author, Abigail Millings of the University of Bristol, commented in a research summary that researchers sought to examine how caregiving plays out in families: “…how one relationship affects another relationship. We wanted to see how romantic relationships between parents might be associated with what kind of parents they are. Our work is the first to look at romantic caregiving and parenting styles at the same time.”

The research found – no surprise – that “a common skill set underpins caregiving across different types of relationships, and for both mothers and fathers. If you can do responsive caregiving, it seems that you can do it across different relationships.”

Millings added, ”It might be the case that practicing being sensitive and responsive — for example, by really listening and by really thinking about the other person’s perspective — to our partners will also help us to improve these skills with our kids.”

National Redress Scheme – National Support Services

Further to the other SM posts, here’s an Online list of National Support Services: (pH #, websites & twitter)

National Support Services:

@BlueKnotOrg 1300 657 380 https://www.blueknot.org.au/

@BraveheartsInc 1800 272 831 http://www.bravehearts.org.au/

@clan_au 1800 008 774 http://www.clan.org.au/

@Child_Wise 1800 991 099 http://www.childwise.org.au/

@CDA39 1800 222 660 or 03 9417 1025 http://www.cyda.org.au/

@HealingOurWay http://healingfoundation.org.au/ (no pH #)

@OntheLineAus 03 9326 1190 http://igff.org.au/

@PWDAustralia 1800 422 015/TTY: 1800 422 016 http://www.pwd.org.au/

@rape_dvservices 1800 211 028 http://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/

@TzedekAustralia 1300 893 335 https://www.tzedek.org.au/

Child Migrant Trust – 1800 040 509 – https://www.childmigrantstrust.com/

In Good Faith Foundation – 03 9326 1190 – http://igff.org.au/

Please contact one of these, if you’re not OK with

@1800RESPECTCall 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800respect.org.au;

@LifelineAust, Call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au.

‘Safety for children first’, should be used everywhere.

@royalcommbbc https://royalcommbbc.blog/

Data retrieved from https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/contact.