UCA child sex abuse figures revised

The Royal Commission has revealed a greatly reduced reported number of allegations of child sexual abuse within the Uniting Church than was indicated by previously released data.

Federal redress legislation

PENNY MULVEY The federal government introduced legislation for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions in Parliament late last month.

Preying on trust

Rev Ann Key writes about how whole church and communities can be groomed to allow sexual, physical and psychological abuse to occur.

Political uncertainty stalls moves to incorporate

PENNY MULVEY On 21 January last year the Vic/Tas general secretary wrote to assembly, the other synods, presbyteries and Church councils as well as all the reporting bodies and institutions of the synod to inform them of

Failing the most vulnerable

I have read three books over the last few weeks – two works of fiction and one non-fiction – all with a common thread, the treatment or mistreatment of children.

UCA delivers apology and child safe pledge

Uniting Church leaders appearing before the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse have pledged to survivors to make the Church the safest place it can be for children.

Royal Commission Hearing Closing Remarks

On behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia, I sincerely apologise to all children in our care who suffered sexual abuse, of any kind, in our Church, whether it happened since union of 1977 or before that in our predec