Beaumaris Inquiry hosting community drop-in session in Bayside

Media release, Monday, 25 September 2023

The Board of Inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in Beaumaris Primary School and certain other government schools (the Inquiry) is hosting a drop-in information session at Sandringham Library on Sunday 8 October for community members to learn more about our work.

This information session will serve as an opportunity for community members to meet our team, including Kathleen Foley SC, Chair of the Board of Inquiry.

Team members will be available for one-on-one discussions to answer questions and support individuals who may wish to be involved in the Inquiry’s work by either making a submission or attending a private session.

At the heart of this Inquiry is the opportunity to hear and learn from victim-survivors and put their experiences on the public record. In doing so we seek to support the process of healing for everyone affected by this abuse, and to develop a shared understanding of the impact of the abuse among Victorians.

We encourage anyone who thinks they might have relevant experiences or information to join us on this day.

You can drop in any time between 1.30pm – 3.30pm and no registration is required.

To support your confidentiality and privacy, we are holding this session in a quiet, discreet space in the Sandringham Library.

More information can be found on the Board of Inquiry’s website: www.beaumarisinquiry.vic.gov.au

Community drop-in session details:

Date: Sunday 8 October

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Location: Sandringham Library

8 Waltham St, Sandringham VIC 3191

About the Inquiry

The Board of Inquiry has been tasked with inquiring into, reporting on and making recommendations regarding historical child sexual abuse in Beaumaris Primary School and certain other government schools.

The focus of the Inquiry is on the experiences of victim-survivors who were abused by staff or contractors at Beaumaris Primary School or these same staff or contractors in other Victorian government schools, where the abuse occurred between 1960 and the end of the 1990s.

The Inquiry invites individuals and organisations to make a submission or register for a private session with the Inquiry.

You can make a submission and/or register for a private session on the Inquiry’s website: www.beaumarisinquiry.vic.gov.au or you can call (03) 8301 0102.

For media enquiries, please contact media@beaumarisinquiry.vic.gov.au.

Beaumaris Inquiry hosting community drop-in session in Bayside 25.09.2023
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