Angela has a special interest in Institutional Abuse and has been a passionate advocate for the rights of children abused in care. Hear Angela Sdrinis' interview by Sue Taffe for the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants Oral History Project on the National Library of Australia website by clicking here. Angela is regarded as a leading expert in this area and has been instrumental in developing a settlement protocol in claims involving the State of Victoria and other non-Government organisations. Angela is a founding member of the Commission of Inquiry Now (COIN) which was instrumental in pressuring the Victorian Government to set up an inquiry into the handling of child sex abuse allegations by churches and non-government organisations. Angela has made submissions on institutional abuse to the Senate Inquiry into Forgotten Australians, the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the handling of criminal abuse claims by religious and non Government organisations and to the Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Angela has been called to give evidence before two Senate Inquiries on the abuse of children in institutional care and before the Victorian Parliamentary Committee.
Angela has pursued hundreds of claims for former wards of the state who allege that they have been abused in care. Angela has acted for child migrants who reside in Australia and the UK and for members of the Stolen Generation. Angela has pursued or investigated claims on Redress Funds established in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Angela can provide advice and assist with Victims of Crime compensation claims and claims for compensation under the Sentencing Act 1991 where victims can pursue claims for compensation against offenders convicted of crimes against them and with respect to damages claims against individuals.