WelCom September 2022
The responses of faith institutions to abuse and neglect of thousands of children, young people and vulnerable adults in their care will be examined by the Royal Commission of Inquiry during a final public hearing, from 13 to 20 October.
The Royal Commission will hear from leaders of 10 faith organisations and will question them about their failures to provide adequate care and respond to allegations of abuse and neglect. Multiple witnesses from each faith organisation will be called to give evidence, allowing the Royal Commission to hear senior leadership perspectives. It is the second Royal Commission Institutional Response hearing, the first being an examination of State agencies during August.
Over recent months the Royal Commission has written to Crown agencies and faith institutions asking for written responses to questions regarding abuse and neglect under their care.