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Scouts Australia Apologises to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, but Lawyers Label it ‘Meaningless’

Scouts Australia has apologised to those who suffered sexual abuse during their time in the organisation, but lawyers of survivors say the sentiment does not match actions. "We failed you, and we apologise for the pain that this has caused," Scouts chief commissioner Phil Harrison said. "We apologise for not listening to you when some [...]

Tony McCorkell Reveals Secrets Of The Wealthy Christian Sect Exclusive Brethren

Members of a wealthy Christian sect are accused of child sexual abuse. Now the man who helped with the cover-up is speaking out. Photo: Getty Images The Royal Commission has examined everything from Sydney's Knox Grammar School to the Jehovah's Witnesses; Cardinal George Pell to Tennis NSW. But not the Exclusive Brethren, a [...]

Children Exposed to ‘Toxic Stress’ More Likely to Develop Illnesses as Adults, Royal Commission Told

ACF - http://childhoodtrauma.org.au Infants and young children exposed to "toxic stress" from dysfunctional homes are more likely to develop cardiac disease and other physical illnesses as adults, the family violence Royal Commission was told on Wednesday. And addressing the impact of early childhood stress and trauma, the commission was told, was the most [...]

Sex Abuse by Children Against Children a Growing and Significant Problem, Royal Commission Hears

Sexual abuse by children against children is a growing and significant problem in out-of-home care, a royal commission has heard. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began hearings into the incidence of abuse against children in out-of-home care, which included care in government and non-government-run residential facilities, foster care and kinship [...]

Sex Abuse Victim Lashes Out at Church Elders at Royal Commission

A man who was repeatedly molested by his youth pastor lashed out at church elders, accusing them of using the child sexual abuse royal commission to "justify their failings and minimise their responsibilities". In a statement read out to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, the man, now aged in his mid-20s, [...]

Effectiveness of OOHC Practices in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission has released a report examining issues related to the effectiveness of practices in out-of-home care in preventing child sexual abuse within institutions. Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said the report, prepared by the Parenting Research Centre and the University of Melbourne, makes valuable findings which will be used to shape the Royal [...]