LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS (LOFA) STUDY
"...They should be honoured for their experience and given every support they need in order to participate fully in the community of which they are part..."
Speech Senator Gary Humphries on the Forgotten Australians Inquiry.
QLD. Govt. ACTIONS TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE: A critical and comparative evaluation. by Ben Mathews
History reveals a pattern of physical, sexual and emotional maltreatment of children in Anglo-Saxon societies. Children’s traditional status as mere units of economic labour and chattels for sale...
LIMITATION PERIODS AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CASES by Ben Mathews
As Australian society witnesses an increasing number of revelations of child sexual abuse, and as more cases come before the courts, the question of legal redress for adult survivors of abuse becomes ever more pressing...
SURVEY OF QUEENSLANDS FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS.
The population surveyed were those Forgotten Australians who had been in care in Queensland and included people who were now living in Queensland and interstate. 603 individuals responded to the survey, made up of 251 men and 313 women.
FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS MINI BOOKET 4TH EDITION
The people who identify as Forgotten Australians are now adults, some of them in their thirties, some very elderly. They are survivors of the institutional care system, which was the standard form of out of home care in Australia for most of the 20th Century.
BETRAYAL OF TRUST
Each year hundreds of thousands of children and young people in Victoria spend time involved with religious and other non-government organisations. These organisations provide a broad range of valuable services and social programs including child care, education, social activities, spiritual guidance and sports and recreation programs.
PHaMS RESOURCES KIT
Help people regardless of the mental illness label they are given – the severity of mental illness should be measured by the impact it has on a person’s life and ability to function in the community.
FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS REPORT
Upwards of, and possibly more than 500 000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last centuE4Rry.
BRINGING THEM HOME
This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible removal. We acknowledge the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made.
REPORTAGE: REAP AS YOU SEW: by BERNIE MATHEWS
A succession of government inquiries dating back to the 1934 McCulloch Report in New South Wales show that over half a million Australians experienced childhood in an orphanage, children's home, training school, institution or some other form of out-of-home care.
In environments of excessively cruel and brutal institutionalised violence.
CHILD WELFARE DEPT. REPORT 1956
The year may be said of solid progress. There was not only progress in child welfare activities generally, but there was also marked advance in ideas and in approach to problems by child care workers...
INVESTIGATION INTO CHILD PROTECTION
Once the state has assumed responsibility for the care of a child in this manner, it has a duty to provide that child with a safe, stable placement which ensures his or her healthy development. In 2008-09 just...
NSW SPECIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
The role of the NSW Police Force in investigating criminal offences directed at children, and in responding to family and domestic violence forms a significant part of the child protection system.
WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS
Mental illness is a general term that refers to a group of illnesses, in the same way that heart disease refers to a group of illnesses and disorders affecting the heart.
NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION HOUSE
Out-of-home care can be arranged either formally or informally. Informal care refers to arrangements made without intervention by statutory authorities or courts; and formal care occurs following a child protection
SCOPING STUDY: DEPT. OF HOUSING, FAMILIES
The scoping study was undertaken through consultation with government officials across the eight jurisdictions, 105 care leavers (Forgotten Australians, former child migrants, members of the Stolen Generations...
ADDRESS IN REPLY: SENATOR ANDREW MURRAY
Now regarded as a conservative estimate, this number is made up of 7,000 to 10,000 child migrants, 30,000 to 50,000 Aboriginal stolen generations children and the 450,000-plus Australian...
A DEPTH STUDY: THE FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIANS
On 16 November 2009 the Prime Minister made a national apology. No, not to the ‘Stolen Generations’ — that was made in February 2008. This Apology was to those children who were placed in orphanages...
CONNECTING KIN: GUIDES TO RECORDS
In New South Wales, more than 100 000 children, both Aboriginal and nonindigenous, have been made wards of the State since 1924. Thousands more have been placed with other families under adoption or other arrangements...
LIVING AT SCARBA: HOME FOR CHILDREN
You will see that it is not entirely a happy story: some of what happened we regret. The Benevolent Society has issued a public apology in relation to these matters: it is set out as an appendix to this history...
CHILD PROTECTION AUSTRALIA 2008-2009
It is important to note that although there appears to have been a real rise in children needing protection, other factors may have played a part. These include greater...
INQUIRY INTO SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION FOR VICS. WITH A DISABILITY
Over the past two decades in Victoria, opportunities for people with a disability and/or mental illness have changed with the increased recognition of their right to quality of life and the opportunityto participate in the community.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
Lost Innocents & Forgotten Australians Revisited Report on the progress with the implementation' ofthe recommendations of the Lost Innocents
The Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report.
SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Reference: Implementation of the recommendations of the Lost Innocents and For- gotten Australians reports
WEDNESDAY, 8 APRIL 2009
Prior to the 1960’s there were only three offices of the State Children’s Department - Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville. Each of those centres also had a receiving depot, and there was a youth detention centre in Westbrook.
CHILDREN IN STATE CARE: COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
An elderly woman, who had been in State care as a child, said early in her evidence: ‘Who is ever there for frightened little girls in cupboards? Now you are there because you give me a voice and I wanted to say that.’
Documented Inquiries and Findings on Child Abuse
…the late 19th and early 20th Centuries have seen governmental and non-governmental organisations begin to seriously reckon with the dark side of their child saving. Horrific and inexcusable examples of abuse and neglect of children in care have come to light in many countries in Europe and North America...
A VICTORIAN REDRESS SCHEME FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE
Recommendation 28.1 of Betrayal of Trust proposed the establishment of what is commonly known as a “redress scheme”, normally established to deliver financial payments and other forms of redress (such as counselling) as an alternative to traditional avenues of litigation.