Inquiry Into The Institutional Abuse at Beaumaris Primary School:
The Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews has announced an inquiry and pledged to deliver a formal apology to recognise abuse victim survivors who attended Beaumaris Primary School, in Melbourne’s South East.
The inquiry into the institutional abuse at Beaumaris Primary School will be chaired by Victorian Law Reform Commissioner Kathleen Foley and is a positive step for the survivors. The Premier also stated that the government needed to overhaul the way some departments deal with civil cases, stating that work is underway to ensure that departments are adhering to the best practice model.
The Andrews Government committed $4.5 million for the inquiry and for a support system to be established for victim-survivors and their families.
Survivors of institutional abuse are already faced with the sentence of living with the consequences of the abuse and an inquiry into the atrocities experienced when they were children can assist with the pastoral healing process. The assurance by the Andrews Government that departments will be adhering to the best practice model in civil cases will enable survivors to seek the redress they are entitled to in what will hopefully be a less litigious and adversarial process.
Seeking Legal Assistance for Institutional Child Abuse Survivors
The team at Stacks Goudkamp have acted for a number of survivors who were sexually abused when they attended State run schools. If you or someone you know has been impacted by institutional child abuse or are survivors of abuse at Beaumaris Primary School, then please contact Stacks Goudkamp for a free, no obligation and confidential meeting on 02 9237 2222 or toll free on Stacks Goudkamp.