What is the Royal Commission?
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been established to hear about sexual abuse that happened to children in an institution.
About the Service
Yorgum has a high level of experience and expertise in working with members of the “Stolen Generations”, and the services we provide to Aboriginal people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse mirror the services in which we are already highly skilled as an autonomous, Aboriginal-specific, community-based, counselling, advocacy and referral service, acknowledging the impact of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal people and providing an environment to enhance the healing process for Aboriginal individuals and their families experiencing emotional distress.
Who we help
We can help any person who was sexually abused while in institutional care as a child. We help family members who have been affected by this experience. We can also help whistleblowers and perpetrators.
What we do
Yorgum can give you information and advice about the Royal Commission. We can support you before, during and after the Royal Commission. We can provide individual counselling, group counselling, advocacy, family support, information on the Royal Commission and referrals to other services.
What institutions are covered?
Institutions are public, non-government or private organisations that are, or were, involved with children. Examples include schools, sporting clubs, religious organisations, justice services and foster care.
How do I get help?
Contact Yorgum's Royal Commission Support Service on FREE CALL 1800 469 371 or (08) 9218 9477.