This week marks the fifth anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. In a searing Opinion piece for The Canberra Times, National Centre CEO Dr Leanne Beagley urges all Australians to do everything they can to protect children and be vocal in their support to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.
“The current rates of child sexual abuse constitute national emergency and every one of us must be part of the solution. We must keep the hard conversations going – with our children, our friends, our family, our neighbours, our colleagues. And every one of us must make that promise to support the millions of victims and survivors in our communities to heal and recover, free of stigma and shame.”