What we are Learning about Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

“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

identify abuse

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.
Key points
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.

Institutional responses
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.

Volume 1, Chapter 5 (PDF 1.8 MB)
http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/about-us/reports/interim-report-html/volume-1-chapter-5/modules/vol-1-what-we-are-learning-about-responding-child.pdf

St Stannies an Iceberg’s Tip?

IMG_0595If canning is rated as #ChildSexualAbuse, there may be many more Schools responsible 4 abuses from their staff (the Herald). Following the public revelation that a NSW Catholic School (St Stannies, Bathurst) had begun apologising for Abuses suffered from staff, the Final Report of the Royal Commission of Institution Responses to Child Abuse is awaited in Dec 17. 6 months to go & entire schools are making apologies. Imagine what could be had, with schools covering entire groups of deceptive teachers, covering abuse of the students, paying amounts of ‘hush money’ for families to remain silent, while the entire time not revealing these public truths to incoming students or their families (targets?).

Fairview & BBC

Following my discussions with related Commissioners, Staff & Counsellors, I’ve realised that many of these Perpetrators had been networking at both a Deceptive, Illegal & Perpeated level. Through these moments, they’ve been able to manipulate, coerce, psychologically abuse & so on with their targets and related community. Disappointed Victims feel robbed, when their own family hide behind a ‘nothing wrong has happened’ veil.

Following recent doco on Fairview (WA) by British Child Abuse Investigators & ABC 730 Report pieces, the targeting of vulnerable & low-SES people has been confirmed (BBC Old Boys’ Busaries are immediately brought into question). A deeper Legal concern, may also be mounting: were these ‘academic awards’ granted, as an automated deception of regular, pre-planned CSA Abuse?

Parental (Family) Withdrawal & CSA

As further demonstration of what’s been predicted, my own mother had reacted to my eventual Phone call with them that “(I) had chosen to never speak with them”. Even though I tried to correct her, by reminding them of what I had previously said before my moving into my new Residence: She had earlier agreed that “after I finish a large amount of moving, I’d be able to speak with her”. As further proof that she no longer uses their earlier ‘promise’ to “always use a written diary, as a 3rd-eye POV for (my) history”, I again tried to remind her of this – to which she reacted in denial/tension. It appeared that SKR was (again) ‘pulling the strings’ of EMB’s actions. I even had a chance to discuss `with them that I’d been told by my Legal Staff that I did have oppurtunity to ask NVS & others to vacate my Court Case with SKR. EMB seemed to ignore this. Remainder of call was EMB pausing, not answering & disagreeing. Unsurprisingly, EMB had ended this Phone call – after stating that I didn’t call her anymore!?

Of concern was that EMB recalled portions of other CSA Survivors’ history, yet seemed to remain in complete denial that I had endured any of mine – despite being under their ‘parental adult’ care for all of it.

2017 is looking better

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Following various contacts from Students, Family & Staff re: ongoing-care of Child Sexual Abuse situations – 2017 is already starting to be a productive year. Fortunate that Qld Gov have already altered their Compensation Laws, allowing for time restrictions to b e be removed, many of the BBC instances are permissible of claims. Another advantage is the accepted patterns that are being reinforced by GM Cujes (RC Broadcasts, 2016) & other key Staff.

Brisbane Abuse Survivors Meetup

Friday 4th November is Launching with interested BBC ‘Old-Boys’. Aim is to link with other Students of similar Institutions in the Brisbane & SEQ areas.

meetup

Brisbane Abuse Survivors Meetup

Brisbane, AU
8 Members

Inspired by Support received from key people from various Groups, I had begun sharing this information with others from the same Institution. Meetup had been suggested in grow…

Next Meetup

1st Meet

Friday, Nov 4, 2016, 5:00 PM
1 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Potential Charges – (Anthony) Kim Buchanan

Although many of us are still trying to cope with the negative impact of our time with Butch, one of us has suggested that we could lay Charges on him for what was experienced at BBC. As this is expected to be seperate from individual / collective-group Claims, it has been suggested that we can lodge it together.

As Cameron Russell was willing to be our Contact for this part, please respond to him on the following details. Alternatively, I will continue to FWD any of my collected info to Cameron Russell, for these purposes.

Cameron Russell
07 3217 2416 (W)
ccrussell@westnet.com.au
1/41 Peel St, Sth Brisbane

JUST ANNOUNCED: ‘Wellbeing, Leadership and Teams’ Presentation and Q&A by Dr Kathryn Williams

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Presentation and Q&A with Dr Kathryn Williams
RETURN ON CHARACTER:
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Wellbeing, Leadership and Teams

Can a leader’s positive characteristics and values act as the “Source Code” for successful performance in organisations? Can leaders and their teams learn the character habits needed to claim greater success?

In this presentation, Dr Kathryn Williams (pictured) will present evidence drawn from a multi-year research project that organisations with leaders and teams who exhibit the character habits of successful leadership, including integrity, responsibility, forgiveness, and compassion, have tangible results for the bottom line.

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Dr Williams works with elite senior leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, foundations, and major non-profits, concentrating her efforts in the areas of executive leadership assessment and development. For more information on Dr Williams, please click here.

Wednesday 21 September
10am – 11.30am
The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide

Tickets $55 (GST inc)
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Updated understanding : CSA

Something which causes an amount of misunderstanding is how other people, unaffected by child sexual abuse only believe that there is only one form of abuse. Anything else is simply ‘imagined’. The Royal Commission clearly outlines CSA:

physical abuse;

sexual abuse;

emotional abuse;

verbal abuse;

social abuse;

economic abuse; and

spiritual abuse.

http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/family-violence—child-support-and-family-assistance,/child-support-laws#_ftn5