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Respond SA is an information hub that provides information and resources for people who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse, including adult survivors, friends, family, and professionals working in the community services sector.



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  • Ruby’s Story

    Relationships Australia (SA) has created a new online video, Ruby’s Story, that discusses issues around childhood sexual abuse and disclosure. Ruby’s Story talks about the humiliations, shaming, isolation and abuses she experienced in Institutional Care. She recalls the physical and emotional abuse and sexual abuse she experienced growing up in Institutional Care and the family circumstances that […]

  • Support for adult survivors of childhood abuse

    The recent allegations of children abused in state care in the past two weeks has shocked and saddened the community.

  • Royal Commission releases Interim Report

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its interim report on 30 June 2014.

  • First case study report now available on Royal Commission website

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has made available the report of its first public hearing.

  • Royal Commission Public Hearing Begins in Adelaide

    On the 17 March, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse will be in Adelaide to begin a public hearing into the responses by the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and the South Australia Police to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Ann’s Special School.

  • Free legal help to navigate the Royal Commission

    People who would like legal advice about engaging in the Royal Commission can now access it for free through an independent legal service called knowmore.

  • Royal Commission arrives in SA

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has arrived in South Australia and is encouraging people affected by child sexual abuse in an institution to register to tell their story.

  • 2013 Report Card for ‘Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia’

    The CREATE Report Card 2013, was launched on 1 March in Sydney and presents the views gathered from over 1000 children and young people in out-of-home care on what’s working well and where there is room for improvement.