Compensation for Victims of Institutional Abuse
If you are a victim of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse suffered as a result of an institution like a church or school, Turner Freeman can provide you with advice as to possible avenues for compensation. Claims can be made for both physical and psychiatric injuries suffered as a result of childhood abuse. The abuse may have occurred at church, school, an orphanage or whilst in foster care.
Our experienced team of lawyers will advise you about your legal options and entitlements on a confidential basis.
The Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was instituted in 2013 by the Commonwealth Government in order to investigate the responses of institutions to child sexual abuse.
The Royal Commission has investigated numerous institutions including churches, schools, hospitals, orphanages and foster carers. Thousands of victims have given evidence to the Royal Commission.
The purpose of the Royal Commission is to investigate the responses to the instances of child sexual abuse, how child sexual abuse can be prevented in the future and how institutions can better respond to allegations of child sexual abuse. This includes examining how victims are compensated.
Legal advice is available to victims who wish to become involved in the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse. The Commonwealth Government has funded a legal service, knowmore, to assist victims through the process.
By contacting knowmore, assistance can be given to victims to help tell their story to the Royal Commission and also to understand how the Royal Commission works, its powers and functions. knowmore also provides information as to other legal avenues that may be available for redress and compensation.