Phone Banner

For all in-house training enquiries, click here or call us on (02) 8920 3611 to speak to our training team. Download our In-house Training Booklet here

Sub Pages Module Ad

Talking about trauma for services

Blue Knot Foundation and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Royal Commission

Blue Knot Foundation would like to acknowledge the ground-breaking compassionate yet forensic work of the Australian Royal Commission 2013-17.  A global first, in scope, powers and influence it has provided society, institutions and governments with a blueprint for social change. The recommendations must be adopted promptly and comprehensively to ensure that our nation keeps its children in institutions safe, and provides pathways to justice and support for all victims and survivors across the life cycle.

On the close of the Royal Commission, and on the occasion of the final hearing on December 14th 2017 Blue Knot Foundation released

Media release – Blue Knot Foundation Final Hearing 

Blue Knot Foundation – Background Notes – Closure of Royal Commission 

Blue Knot Foundation is keen to work with all governments and opposition parties to honour the findings of the Commission and uphold the human rights of children and all Australians.

Message to Australia

‘Message to Australia’ gave those who bravely told their story to the Royal Commission an opportunity to share a message with the Australian community about their experience and hopes for creating a safer future for children. These messages were published in a commemorative book that was handed over to the National Library of Australia during the final sitting of the Royal Commission on 14 December 2017. More than 1,000 contributions were received and will remain as a tribute to survivors’ courage in coming forward to tell their stories and provide a public record of their experience. Messages are available to be viewed below and the book is on display at the National Library of Australia and in all state and territory libraries.

Final report

On 15 December 2017 the Royal Commission presented a final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters. The final report includes 17 volumes as well as an Executive Summary. It can be found at:






Donate Now!

Latest Articles

National Apology and the ballot process by admin
on Monday, 3 September 2018.
Education and Training by admin
on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
Building a trauma-informed community by admin
on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
Using research and practice evidence to inform complex trauma treatment, including child sexual abuse by admin
on Monday, 2 October 2017.
Announcing Survivor Workshops by Lydia
on Tuesday, 8 August 2017.


Health Direct


Head to Health


“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
0425 812 197 or

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Jo Scard
0457 725 953 or