Tas youth centre staff told to shred files
Senior management of a Tasmanian youth detention facility at the centre of sexual and physical abuse allegations have instructed staff to shred incident reports, an inquiry has been told.
Ashley Youth Detention Centre, which has operated for more than 20 years, is under the microscope as part of a commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse in state institutions.
Psychologist Veronica Burton was [part of the team] from 2018-20 part of a team that reviewed serious incidents at the centre and provided recommendations.
She described centre management as “deliberately obstructive” when it came to providing documents.
Ms Burton said staff spoke of being bullied by senior management and “having their reports changed or being told to change their reports and shred the original”.
Read more: MSN, 23 August 2022