Seeking information from anyone who attended Barkers Vale Public School in Wadeville, New South Wales, between 1970 and 1972, or anyone who possesses information regarding the school’s former principal, “Eric Engleman.”
Koffels Solicitors and Barristers recently secured a significant legal victory in a case against the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga on behalf of a survivor who endured sexual abuse at the hands of Father Vincent Kiss.
Contrary to the tone of the ABC 4-Corners piece on the Permanent Stay tactic, Koffels reminds survivors of institutional child sexual abuse that the tactic has only been deployed in a handful of cases, is only applicable in particular circumstances and that we have recently succeeded in resisting one made by the Marist Brothers.
Koffels Solicitors and Barristers are looking to speak to anyone with information about abuses by Father Patrick Casey and Brother Dominic aka Darcy O’Sullivan.
Despite overwhelming evidence and five convictions against teachers under his watch, Dr Paterson denied any responsibility and walked away without repercussions.
Having successfully acted in literally hundreds of matters regarding the abuse of children in a myriad of institutions across Australia, it is sometimes good to reflect on the very positive outcomes from the process of a successful claim.
It is a reminder to us all that no group or institution can be seen to be beyond suspicion when it comes to the abuse of children in our society. We constantly hear people say that this would never happen in their community but the truth is, it does. This time that spotlight has now been focused on the Australian branch of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Resources for adult survivors of historical childhood sexual abuse, both domestic and institutional, from civil claims, The National Redress Scheme to Victim of Crime Support.