The Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse is looking into the advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment needs of adult and child survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. In both public hearings and private sessions, the Commission has heard about a range of difficulties victims and survivors face when seeking support and therapeutic treatment.
Advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment includes a range of services victims and survivors need to address the impact of child sexual abuse and trauma, to help them heal and lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.
It is important for the Commission to hear what services victims and survivors need, what was useful to help them survive the abuse and how service can better support survivors. Survivors, victims and service providers, are encouraged to have their say.
There are different ways you can respond including online submissions and email.
Final recommendations on advocacy and support and therapeutic services will be contained in the Royal Commission’s final report in 2017.
For more information go to www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au; email firstname.lastname@example.org