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Breaking the Silence

 until the rolling out of Child Protection Policies,

the introduction of Mandatory Reporting


 It was not uncommon for survivors to under report

or to delay reporting.


eg an incident in 1964 reported in 1998



As children e were told

"don't tell anyone"

with threats such as:

  • your father

will loose his job

  • "he" ( the abuser)

"has a family