Victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

Victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on Monday 17 August 2015.

The public hearing will inquire into the experiences of former child residents at Turana Youth Training Centre, Winlaton Youth Training Centre and Baltara Reception Centre between the 1960s and early 1990s.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The experiences of former child residents at Turana Youth Training Centre (Turana), Winlaton Youth Training Centre (Winlaton) and Baltara Reception Centre (Baltara) between the 1960s and early 1990s.

  2. The responses of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara and their staff members to child sexual abuse of former child residents of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara between the 1960s and early 1990s.

  3. The past and current policies and procedures of the:
    a. Victoria Police; and
    b. Department of Health and Human Services Victoria (and its relevant predecessors)
    in relation to children and young people in youth training, reception and youth justice centres in the State of Victoria.

  4. Any related matters.

The public hearing will be streamed live via webcast on the Royal Commission's website at www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

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