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Royal Commission Information

27 August 2015

Between 1890 and the 1990s The Salvation Army in Australia cared for over 35,000 children who, for many and varied reasons beyond their control, were unable to be cared for by their families.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commenced proceedings in January 2014 with the intention of investigating abuse of children in Australian institutions such as schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations.

The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory has previously appeared before the Commission in Case Study 5 and Case Study 10.

A public hearing commencing for Case Study 33 was held in October 2015 which investigated the experiences of former child residents at institutions operated by The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia between 1940 and 1990.

Royal Commission Case Study 33 Concludes
Media Statement

The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory (NSW, QLD & ACT)
For information regarding The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory's involvement with the Royal Commission please click here

Interview with Commissioner Floyd Tidd
Salvation Army's Territorial Commander Floyd Tidd speaks with the ABC after Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hearings in Adelaide.

Click here to watch the interview

The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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