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Transcript – Recordkeeping under Royal Commission spotlight

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3ABC World Today story details some of the difficulties that Care Leavers face when trying to piece together their own histories as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse turns towards recordkeeping

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RAD2 website is up and running

RAD2logoThere’s been so much interest in the upcoming RAD2 grants round we’ve started uploading information to the website already, and also created a Facebook page to keep interested organisations up to date before applications open on 3 October.
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Updates to the web resource

Feedback Last month we uploaded new content to the Find & Connect web resource, including a new page titled ‘Historical Background about Child Welfare’
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New Grants Announced!

RAD2jigsaw A new round of the Records Access Documentation grants for organisations to document records relating to care leavers will open in October.
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‘That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.’

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 “You’ve got to do something, mate. Did you see it the other night? The bastards! It was brutal. That’s what happened to me. It’s got to stop.”
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tn_Richard-Rose-tree.png On Monday 18 July 2016, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop related to ‘Routes to the Past’, a project exploring possibilities for new collaborative approaches to working with Care Leavers, supporting them through the processes of accessing records, discovering their family history and coming to terms with a past in institutional ‘care’.
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Visualising #blogjune

tn_Piechart Rather than complete a traditional written summary of our #blogjune posts, I have visualised some of the interesting things from the month. During #blogjune the diversity of our authors and our posts increased and this first visualisation shows the amount of blog posts written by guest authors in comparison to authors from the Find & Connect web resource.
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Last day!

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 We have made it! Today is the last day of #blogjune. This means we have written a post for every (working) day in June. We have had 11 authors for the month and 21 blog posts.
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Civil Litigation

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The Senate report, Betrayal of Trust and the Royal Commission have all made recommendations about the need to provide external oversight to ensure that claims made against institutions, via civil litigation for abuse, are transparent and non‐adversarial.
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Broken links – so much more than frustration

404Error Are they trying to hide something? I’ve been led astray! (Participant, Find & Connect Usability testing, 2012) Broken links are all over the internet, but what few people realise is the powerful, negative, even traumatising effect they can have on vulnerable people. Fixing them is part of my job, and something that takes (quite a lot of) time.
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