The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, has announced that he will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse by the end of 2018.
This announcement follows the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the release of its final report in December 2017.
Victims, survivors, family members of victims and survivors, those working with particular survivor organisations and all other interested persons are invited to share their views about the National Apology during a consultation process.
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) welcomes the announcement of the National Apology and the consultation process being undertaken.
We also understand that there may be mixed emotions associated with these events and that it may be a difficult time for many of our clients, the communities with whom we work and other people affected in the community.
Survivors of child sexual abuse or those affected by the Royal Commission, the National Apology or the National Apology consultation process can contact our Reclaim Support Services for free, comprehensive support.
Call our dedicated phone number - 1800 052 674 or click here for more information.
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