Gosford Anglican Church will establish a “LOUD FENCE” as a show of support for the victims and survivors of child abuse

Gosford Anglican Church will establish a “LOUD FENCE” on Sunday April 3 at 9am.

The original LOUD FENCE is the front fence of the former “St Alipius Boys’ School” site, in Victoria Street, Ballarat. From May 21 2015, the local community was invited to tie LOUD (bright, coloured) ribbons on to the fence as a show of support for the victims and survivors of child abuse suffered there and at other institutions. Since then, LOUD FENCE has grown in to a national movement.

Gosford Anglican Church will create the fence in partnership with “Forgotten Australians”. A Forgotten Australian is a person, who was handed to State/Territory Governments for care or into the hands of private care or church institutions.

Some five hundred thousand children were subjected to inadequate care and at times sexual, physical and emotional abuse between 1950s to 1980s.

Gosford Anglican Church as part of The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle continues to acknowledge the crimes of the past that have been perpetrated against the vulnerable and continues to seek to support survivors.