“The Royal Commission is exploring how people in care were abused by the institutions meant to protect them. This includes physical, sexual, psychological and racist abuse.”
There won’t be public hearings, but findings of the expanded investigation will be released before June next year. The Commission is encouraging any other survivors who have not already spoken to them to get in touch.
The commission said it wants to continue hearing evidence privately from any survivors or witnesses of abuse in these faiths who come forward. The investigation is covering the period from 1950 to 1999.
“Survivors who want to share experiences about abuse by any of these faiths are encouraged to call us confidentially on 0800 222 727 or register on our website and we will phone you.”