Care Leavers in the news

newspapersIt’s been a busy few weeks in the news for people who spent their childhood in “care”. Today’s post completes the trilogy of media relating to Care Leavers, with Care Leavers in the news. With so much around on redress and the Apology, please share anything that has resonated with you in the comments for everyone to see.

Senate report on abuse redress laws due

A Senate committee is expected to endorse legislation for the $3.8 billion national redress scheme, despite Labor and others saying some child sexual abuse survivors will be “short-changed”.

National apology and redress scheme form part of the Federal Government’s response to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Mr Turnbull said 104 of the Royal Commission’s 122 recommendations directed wholly or partly at the Commonwealth, have been accepted. This includes setting up redress scheme.

Child sexual abuse: all states on board for redress after WA resolves doubts

The only remaining state not to sign up to the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors, has resolved its concerns with the federal government, and its attorney general will now put the scheme to cabinet.

National redress scheme for sex abuse survivors ‘out of touch’ in regions

A child sex abuse survivor in central Queensland says the national redress scheme is out of touch with the needs of “forgotten Australians” with little or no support services available in many regional and rural areas.

Government response to child abuse royal commission is positive, but will need to go beyond an apology

The federal government has announced it will establish a National Office for Child Safety and issue a formal apology as part of its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Outrage at Catholic Church response to historic day for abuse victims

Leading child abuse advocates have responded with anger and dismay after the Catholic Church immediately pushed back against new laws that would force priests to break the seal of confession.