Royal Commission Support Service

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has run for five years from January 2013 until the end of this year. During this time and until June 2018, Anglicare WA can assist anyone who was sexually abused in an institution.

What is the Royal Commission Support Service?

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has run for five years from January 2013 until the end of this year. It will hand its recommendations up to the Commonwealth Government on 15 December 2017. 

Anglicare WA has been funded by the Department of Social Services during this time and until June 2018 to assist anyone who was sexually abused in an institution – that is in foster care, schools, churches, sporting clubs, youth groups, social clubs and older orphanages and boarding schools or hostels.

Until recently people have been able to seek a private session with the Commissioners or to write to the Commission about what happened to them but these options have now ended. 

Our service can still provide practical support, counselling and advocacy services. We will also keep people informed about whether WA will participate in a National Redress Scheme – which is not yet certain. 

Anyone who has been impacted by the Royal Commission can contact us by telephone or SMS on 0412 974 054 or by emailing royalcommission@anglicarewa.org.au.

We are available from 9:00 to 4:30 Monday to Friday and we’ll get back to you once you’ve made contact.

Who is this service for?

Anyone affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This can include:

  • Anyone (directly or indirectly) impacted by the sexual abuse of children while in institutional care
  • Victims
  • Witnesses
  • Family and friends
  • Whistle-blowers
  • Perpetrators
  • Service providers
  • Other professionals

Locations

Our main service is located in East Perth but staff can sometimes visit people at home or in a neutral place.

Resources

Acknowledgements

Funding for the Royal Commission Support Service has been provided by the Department of Social Services.

 

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If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.