Koffels Solicitors and Barristers are reaching out to anyone who attended the Bayswater Boys Home in The Basin, Bayswater, Victoria, between 1970 and 1975. We are also seeking information about a Salvation Army staff member known as “Big Harry.”
Father Vincent Ryan famously became the first Catholic priest in the Newcastle, NSW region to be charged with child sexual abuses across the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
On April 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Victoria upheld the right of a survivor of child sexual abuse to hold the church accountable and seek compensation for the abuse committed by a paedophile priest.
Numerous incidents of sexual abuse of boys by staff members at BoysTown School, now known as The Southport School have been uncovered, spanning several decades.
In 1998, an inquiry was launched into allegations of child sexual abuse at Mount Penang, which found that some staff members had engaged in sexual misconduct with young offenders.
The legacy of the child, sexual and physical abuse at Daruk Boys Home has been far-reaching, with many of the former residents of the facility suffering from long-term trauma and psychological damage.
In the coming months, victims & survivors who settled historical abuse claims in NSW pre-2016 will be able to have their agreements reviewed by Courts to assess whether they were unfairly small.
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