Historic Abuse at Trinity

About

Trinity acknowledges that social stigma and silence around male sexual abuse and assault result in a lack of awareness and understanding about the effects of these experiences, and what men need to move forward.

The School has channels available should any former student wish to report abuse experienced at Trinity. Any disclosures will be directed to the Head Master and treated confidentially and sensitively.

We encourage survivors to apply to the National Redress Scheme, which was set up to enable people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a redress payment. Trinity continues to wholeheartedly participate in and fulfil all its obligations under the Scheme.

On this page, you will find a:

  • confidential channel for any student seeking to report historical abuse
  • list of resources, including 24/7 crisis lines and access to peer-support

Resources

National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The Scheme:

  • acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions
  • holds institutions accountable for this abuse, and
  • helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a Redress payment.

Services can provide practical and emotional support, legal advice, and financial counselling.


SAMSN (Survivors & Mates Support Network)

SAMSN is a not-for-profit charity that employs qualified staff and men with lived experience to provide services to male survivors, their families, and supporters. SAMSN offers Planned Support and Counselling,  Eight-week Support Groups and Monthly Drop-in Meetings for men, Supporters & Survivors Workshops as well as workshops and training for service providers.

SAMSN has been developed through collaboration between survivors and professionals and operates within a trauma-informed framework.

Tel: (02) 8355 3711
Free call: 1800 4 SAMSN (72676)

SAMSN also produces the STRONGER Podcast, featuring stories of resilience from male survivors of child sexual abuse, their supporters, and allies.


1in6.org

Offers a wide range of information and services for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them. Resources include


24 Hour Helplines

1800RESPECT

  • 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Call toll-free 1800 737 732.

Lifeline

  • Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
    Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14

Men’s Referral Service

  • This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence. Call 1300 766 491 if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns