Does the mention of any of the terms of ‘corruption, abuse, deception, obstruction’ cause a creepy feeling, the hairs on the back of your neck stand, or a chill run down your spine? You may have been effected by any of inappropriate issues, that are still becoming prevalent today. Most of us are familiar with the saying of “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely”. (Lord Acton)
Translations of this are often made into areas of vulnerability: Teacher-Students (pedophilia), Church Leader-Youth (child sexual abuser), Sports Coach-Player (privatelessons), Disability Carer-disabled (manipulation), Government-Indigenous (stolen generations), Caretaker-Retiree (aged care abuse) and Banks-Customers (coercion). Thankfully, there’s been many Royal Commissions called, with more to come. Our ‘RoyalCommBBC’ is only a small example of what can be possible, when the Sharing of beneficial Information-News-Experiences-Solutions are made.
A great part of any Institution, is that like members typically stick together. It’s been found that when ‘reality hits home’, many of us acknowledge that they’re not alone AND there is a simple solution available. This is where RCbbc can help, in supporting past Students, Parents and Friends in contacting experts in their fields.
As a result of common (parallel) habits being identified, from the increase in (hidden) truths being shared in Messages, Hearings & SocialMedia – collections of eNews-Poetry-Statements-Media will be shared. Under our newest ‘Library‘ menu, a list of these “Common points, Journals and Books” is starting.
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Beyond Belief: the Catholic Church and the Child Abuse Scandal
“Prevention, Identification & reporting, Response, Justice for Victims” are the 4 key areas considered by the Royal Commission in this 5th Chapter.
*The below is a chapter summary only of the Interim Report. You can download the chapter in full at the bottom of the page.
What we are learning about responding to child sexual abuse
As Chapter 4 noted, there are four key areas we must consider in our work:
Prevention How to better protect children against sexual abuse.
Identification and reporting
How to ensure:
children, staff, parents and the community can
children disclose abuse quickly
people and institutions report allegations, incidents or
risks of abuse.
Response How to eliminate or reduce obstacles so institutions respond effectively to reports of abuse.
Justice for victims How to address or alleviate the impact of abuse and ensure justice for victims.
This chapter looks at identification and reporting, response and justice for victims.
Identification, disclosure and reporting
Child sexual abuse in institutions is widely under-reported, despite legal obligations.
Individuals and institutions often fail to identify children who have been abused.
Many survivors delay disclosure for years and even decades.
Mandatory reporting laws exist across Australia but they are inconsistent and many people are unaware of their responsibilities under those laws.
There is always a risk that child sexual abuse will occur, and it is essential that institutions respond effectively when it does.
Institutions must respond effectively to reports or information about allegations, incidents or risks of child sexual abuse. Effective responses can help to stop abuse, keep victims safe, ensure accountability and prevent future abuse.
Ineffective responses, meanwhile, can allow abuse to continue, compound the harm of the abuse, impede justice and undermine abuse prevention.
Many institutions treat their duty to respond to reports of abuse seriously and have improved their responses over time. However, the evidence emerging of institutional failures to respond will shock the Australian community, both in their scale and seriousness.
Justice for victims
Justice for victims of abuse is crucial, but emerging evidence shows that victims have often been denied justice by criminal or civil systems or redress schemes.
We are consulting widely to understand how these measures can be improved.