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Support for Those
Effected by Abuse and Misconduct

Those effected by abuse and misconduct need to be supported and encouraged to speak their truth and their voices need to be heard. It will be painful and traumatic for many. The following links will provide a list of support services for those effected by abuse and misconduct.

Support Services

The Blue Knot Foundation
http://www.blueknot.org.au
(counselling support line, along with other support services)

Lotus Place
lotusplace.org.au
(established to provide support to those who were harmed in church, state, foster care, detention centres and adult mental health institutions)

Living Well
Livingwell.org.au
(for men who have been sexually abused as a child or assaulted as an adult)

Lifeline
lifeline.org.au
(24/7 Crisis support and suicide prevention services)

Knowmore Legal
knowmore.org.au
(independent service offering free legal advice to those who are considering telling their story to the Royal Commission). 

National Association of Community Legal Services
naclc.org.au
Not-for-profit, community based free legal advice

Truth, Justice and Healing Council (Catholic Church)
www.tjhcouncil.org.au/support/support-for-victims-and-survivors.aspx

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/support-services
Phone: 1800 099 340

Centacare Brisbane
www.centacarebrisbane.net.au
Phone: (07) 3324 3100    |    Fax: (07) 3324 3185
Email: centacare@bne.catholic.net.au


Queensland Police Service

The Catholic Church has a strong preference for victims of abuse or other criminal conduct to report the matter to the police. The Queensland Police Service can be contacted on:

Police Link
http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/policelink/
Email: policelink@police.qld.gov.au
Phone:  131 444     |      Phone:  (07) 3055 6206

Police Headquarters
Phone: (07) 33646464
http://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/contact.asp

Child Safety and Sexual Crime Group - Queensland Police Service
GPO Box 1440, Brisbane Queensland 4001
www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/adultassault


Other

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
www.tjhcouncil.org.au
PO Box 4593, Kingston ACT 2604
Phone: 02 6234 0900    |     Fax: (02) 6234 0999


Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au
GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone:  1800 099 340 or (02) 88152319
contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

 
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