Making the future safer for our children
22nd October 2019
Exploring the national response following the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse recommendations.
Julie Inman - Grant has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe.
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.
Dr Reina Michaelson
CAPS Parenting Program Coordinator
Hillary Milton Psychologist
Hillary is the Safe Children, Safe Families Newcastle Program worker and staff trainer
Mr Jeff Taylor
Jeff is the GM of CAPS
Janet Schorer, NSW Children's Guardian
Janet 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.
Mr Kinmond has been the NSW Community & Disability Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman for 13 years. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Ombudsman (Police) for eight years.
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.
Detective Sergeant Rachel Fawcett
Rachel joined in 1992 for initial training. She was stationed at Campbelltown 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.
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.
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.