Allegations of abuse at BBC (PMSA Update)

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Thank you for your communication of 11th March to Brisbane Boys’ College, advising of your intention “to notify all parties of BBC’s families (past and present, ensuring 18+ ages) that lodgement of a Report is being formulated”.

In relation to your request that your message be distributed “amongst current and previous parents (or similar)”, it is not the practice of the college to distribute material on behalf of third parties.

By letter dated 22nd February last, in response to your initial approach to the college, I made you aware of the PMSA process which is followed in relation to notification by former students of alleged abuse at the college and invited you to meet with me to discuss your allegations. To date you have not responded to that invitation..

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J McPherson 

Director, Protection From Harm Division

Chairman, BBC School Council

Allegations of abuse at Brisbane Boys’ College (RCVD 25 Feb 13)

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The lodgement of a claim by you with the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission, citing Buchanan and Golding, is duly noted.

The PMSA is concerned to assist former students of its schools who believe that they have been injured as a consequence of events which occurred at their school, and is prepared to explore various avenues for assistance. It does this without any admission of legal responsibility.

Accordingly, should you care to avail yourself of the opportunity of discussing with me, as the PMSA’s Director, Protection From Harm, your time at Brisbane Boys’ College, I would be grateful if you would communicate that desire either by mail or email to the PMSA’s Corporate Office, as previously advised. A mutually convenient time and venue can then be arranged for a meeting.

Please be assured that all allegations are treated seriously, sensitively and confidentially.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J McPherson 

Director, Protection From Harm Division

Chairman, BBC School Council

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To provide details of impacts of “Child Sexual Abuse” from some of BBC’s Staff – statements will be collected in a Report, assisting in “Institutional Responses” (BBC Staff). As Tony Harewood (pref. A. Strickland) has been registered with RC as a ‘Collecting Aide’ (340607) for another Institution, this number will continue to be used.

Some past BBC peers have received an Invite (via FB), which are able to send to others.