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Agency:
Independent Assessor of the Ombudsmans Review of Claims of Abuse of Children in State Care - Peter Cranswick Qc
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Aug 2003
End Date:
30 Jun 2006
Description:
In July 2003, the Minister for Health and Human Services, the Hon David Llewellyn
MHA, asked the Ombudsman to conduct an independent review of claims from adults (ie people aged 18 and over on 11 July 2003), regarding abuse suffered as children in the care of the State. The Ombudsman made recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on each claim, including assisting claimants to gain access to their Departmental files. Some 6 weeks after the Review commenced the Premier, the late Mr Jim Bacon, announced that ex-gratia payments of up to $60,000 would be available to further assist claimants with their healing, and appointed Mr Peter Cranswick QC as the Independent Assessor. The Ombudsman's review of eligible claims concluded on 30 June 2006.

Information Sources:
REVIEW OF CLAIMS OF ABUSE FROM ADULTS IN STATE CARE AS CHILDREN - FINAL REPORT 2006
Department of Health and Human Services (TA1543)18 Sep 199831 Jul 2018