Update: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Over the past two days (August 29 -30) the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has continued its public hearings into Case Study 42 – inquiring into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

At the end of the second day The Hon Justice Peter McClellan, chair of the Royal Commission, announced that the public hearings for the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle will continue from November 16, 2016.

To find out more about the Royal Commission, visit this page.


Discussing child sexual abuse can be difficult. The Royal Commission has reminded us that is especially so for survivors telling their story for the first time, their families and professional staff supporting them.

The Royal Commission provides an extensive list of care and support services which can be found at Support Services. These services connect people with counsellors or special support groups.

Services marked as “Government Funded” have been funded by the Australian Government to assist people affected by child abuse.

If you need immediate support call Lifeline on 13 11 14

All services listed are provided by organisations external to the Royal Commission and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

For more, visit: www.newcastleanglicanhealthyfuture.com/seeking-support