Yeshiva and Yeshivah child protection policies in front of the Royal Commission

November 3, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The Yeshivah in Melbourne and the Yeshiva in Sydney will have their current policies regarding children protection reviewed during a The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse public hearing in February.

Royal-Commission290The institutions will in examined in relation to their child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

This hearing is expected to include consideration of factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse in religious institutions and factors that may have affected the institutional response of religious institutions to child sexual abuse.

This hearing may also examine the responses of named institutions to relevant case study report(s).

The Royal Commission invites submissions from individuals and organisations concerning the current policies and procedures in place and the response of the institution to the relevant case studies and case study reports.

The Royal Commission may invite selected individuals or organisations to speak to their submissions, however, it is not proposed that leave to appear will be granted.

The identity of anyone who provides information will be protected and will be kept confidential.

Submissions should be made by 25 November 2016 in writing to GPO Box 5283, Sydney, NSW, 2001 or via email to Submissions can be anonymous.

If individuals have participated in a private session and would like their session to be recognised as a formal, confidential submission, please contact the Royal Commission at


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