Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Case Study 5 Report and Findings
The Salvation Army (Australia Eastern Territory) has cooperated fully, openly and transparently with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and acknowledges the findings released today regarding Case Study 5.
At present, we are studying these findings and after this material has been reviewed, The Salvation Army will be in a position to comment further and in greater detail.
Once again, The Salvation Army wishes to express its deepest sorrow to survivors and their families who have been traumatised and hurt as a result of our failures. To confirm, The Salvation Army no longer runs any children’s homes as outlined in Case Study 5.
We acknowledge that the need for some survivors to re-tell of their experiences through the Royal Commission has caused them and their families great pain and sadness. We regret that because of our past failings this has been necessary - we are grateful to them for having the courage to do so.
Their braveness in coming forward has meant that these past institutional failings will never be repeated and that children will never be placed in such situations again.
Anyone who would like to report instances of abuse is encouraged to contact our Professional Standards Office on (03) 8878 2458 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the responses of The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse can be found here.
For further information or media comment please contact:
Dr Bruce Redman, Territorial Media Director
The Salvation Army – Australia Southern Territory (VIC, SA, TAS, WA & NT)
Tel: 03 8878 2448
Mob: 0417 537 950