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Relationships Australia (SA) is committed to providing support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Our specialist counselling, community education and training for professionals working with affected people recognises that childhood sexual abuse occurs in many different settings and we are determined to meet the unmet needs of all adult survivors. We have no religious affiliations and can assure clients that our services are free from any conflict of interest in order to provide a totally independent and confidential service.

We also provide Post Care and Find and Connect support services for adults who grew up in out-of-home care in Australia. This includes counselling for those who were sexually abused whilst in the care system. These services are provided through Elm Place and they can be contacted on 1800 188 118 or 1800 16 11 09.

Latest News

  • 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.

  • Commission to Break the Silence

    Relationships Australia (SA) fully supports the Royal Commission into institutional responses to allegations of child sex abuse in Australia recently announced by the Prime Minister.

  • Post Care and Find and Connect Support Services

    Post Care Support Services and Find & Connect Support Services offer support to those affected by being in out-of-home care, including foster care, orphanage care, and other state or church based institutions.

  • ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ Booklet to Shed Shame and Guilt

    ‘It’s not your fault, men talk about living beyond the effects of sexual abuse’ is the culmination of years of work by men dedicated to helping others cope with the effects of child sexual abuse.

  • Documentaries About Sexual Abuse

    Relationships Australia (SA) has created four online videos discussing issues around childhood sexual abuse and disclosure.