Making the future safer for our children

2nd March 2018

International Convention Centre Darling Harbour Sydney

 

Exploring the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, their Impacts and Implications

 

 
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An invitation from Former Commissioner Fitzgerald AM

Our Speakers

Damien Rider

A survivor who has changed his life and those of many others. 
Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald

Commissioner Fitzgerald AM

Commissioner Fitzgerald speaking on the content of the final report to the government on the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse.

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Julie Inman Grant

Children’s ESafety Commisioner

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Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

 

Dr Le Plastrier completed medical school as a surgical trainee, before discovering his passion for psychiatry. He served as president of the hospital residents’ society from 2007 to 2008. Read More →

Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Rabbi Kastel has been providing Rabbinic expertise to the Sydney community for over 20 years. His deep community and social welfare experience, passion for the cause and collaborative approach has seen Jewish House grow and continue to develop. 

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Damien Rider

He is passionate about helping other find their way.  His decision to paddle 800kms from Coolangatta to Bondi was to raise awareness and help break the silence surrounding child abuse.  He shares how this adventure gave him the mental freedom to find peace and to build a better life.  "Childhood abuse is a big problem in our country but no one wants to talk about it. I’m pretty lucky in that I’ve found my peace, but I want to help as many people as possible."

 

Ms Janet Schorer

Ms Janet Schorer, NSW Children's Guardian

Ms Schorer was Executive Director of the NDIS Reform Group for the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet from November 2014, and led the Commonwealth negotiations and transition to the NDIS across NSW Government.

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Det Inspector Peter Yeomans

Det Inspector Peter Yeomans

Current Child Abuse Squad Commander and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Yeomans hopes speaking publicly will encourage more child abuse victims to come forward.

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Detective Sergeant Rachel Fawcett

Detective Sergeant Rachel Fawcett

Rachel joined in 1992 for initial training.  She was stationed at Campbell town and in the Macarthur area until 2001 working in General Duties, Special Operations, Anti Theft then Plain Clothes in 1997.  She went to Crime Agencies in Strawberry Hills in 2001, initially with Robbery Squad then into the child abuse area as an investigator in 2004.

 

The Commission has made its recommendations.
What is our response?

A number of organisations have been proactive in making changes to their areas of influence in the community.  As the changes have wide spread consequences we all need to consider how we proactively work towards a community that give every child a chance to be safe.

 
 
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This important event is proudly brought to you by the Child Abuse Prevention Service and these very important sponsors.  Thanks to their generosity this important conference can foster change in industries and communities to increase the future safety of our children. 

 

Sponsor

medibank - For Better Health

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Child Abuse Prevention Service

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Redress Scheme

Implications for Institutions

 
Implications for Institutions

 

The Royal Commission’s report and recommendations will have far reaching implications across multiple sectors in our society, with direct implications for any agency working with children or indirect contact with children including education, sports, foster care, employment, policing, legal, and insurance. 

In addition to many recommendations, the implementation and operation of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, a key aspect of a comprehensive response by Governments to the Commission, have implications directly impact on any agency funded by State or Federal governments. 

This professional development event will be the first chance services, agencies, professionals, psychologists / social workers, legal, medical and other services workers will have to hear directly from Commissioner Fitzgerald after the delivery of the Commission to Parliament in Late 2017