The Lost Boys

Today Tonight aired a story about children vanishing in state care that will hopefully encourage others with similar stories to come forward.
 
http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/5706464/general/lost-boys
 
When Rod Braybon was a resident in the notorious Bayswater Boys' Home run by the Salvation Army, he saw many children bashed with whatever weapons the brutal Salvation Army officers had at hand.
 
Rod himself was bashed with a tomato stake - so badly he could hardly walk, by the head of the camp, a Captain Francis. He was then thrown into an isolated cell at another location for 48 hours with little more than a blanket on a hard wooden floor, and bread and water. He was checked on three times during his confinement. He was 12 years old at the time.
 
While Rod was returned to the camp with his bruises a couple of days later, other boys weren't so lucky. Over his three years with the Salvation Army, Rod saw children beaten senseless and carried off by officers never to be seen again.
 
I've heard that these stories are common. There were no checks by the governments of the day to see if the children they put in the care of organisations including the Salvation Army were safe, and there were no effective ways to account for the children in their care.
 
I would like to see a full government audit of all of the children who went into institutions like the Bayswater Boys' Home to see how many never came out.