Media statement: report on offending by former staff member

Statement from Ms Sonja Hood, Chair of McAuley Community Services for Women

McAuley Community Services for Women is shocked and disturbed by a media report that an ex-staff member, Morena Milani has been convicted of the sexual assault of a teenage boy.

McAuley can confirm that Ms Milani previously worked in our program for homeless women who are unaccompanied by children – a role where she did not have direct contact with children.  However, this is particularly distressing for an organisation whose core mission is the safety of women and children, and that strongly upholds and adheres to Child Safe Standards.

McAuley  holds great concern for the impact on this young person and hopes that he and his family are receiving appropriate care and support.

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