Thursday 10th April, 2014
knowmore to conduct outreach visit to Port Augusta, SA
knowmore legal service will visit Port Augusta this week to assist people with any legal inquiries or questions about how to tell their stories to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
knowmore Executive Officer Jenny Hardy said that anyone in Port Augusta who had concerns or questions about how to engage with the Royal Commission could contact knowmore to obtain legal advice and receive assistance in preparing submissions, or with general inquiries.
“Many of the calls we receive from both survivors and witnesses of institutional child sexual abuse are questions around eligibility, personal circumstances and concerns about how the process will affect them,” Ms Hardy said.
“People who have experienced traumatising sexual abuse as a child whilst under the care of an institution, or those who witnessed something whilst working at an institution, may have legal concerns or questions about the engagement process with the Royal Commission.
“knowmore is independent, and can advise people based on their individual circumstances. We also have counsellors/social workers on hand, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural liaison officers for people to talk to if they wish.
“Anyone in the area who wishes to make an appointment can call 1800 605 762 to arrange it,” Ms Hardy said.
knowmore SA outreach itinerary
Port Augusta – April 10
Whyalla – April 11
Mt Gambier – April 16
Port Pirie – April 29
Murray Bridge – May 1
If anyone would like to get in touch to make a time to talk to knowmore whilst please call 1800 605 762 to arrange a time.
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