The Letters Patent provided to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse require that it ‘inquire into institutional responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse and related matters’.
Under paragraph (d) of the Terms of Reference we are given in the Letters Patent, we are required to inquire into:
what institutions and governments should do to address, or alleviate the impact of, past and future child sexual abuse and related matters in institutional contexts, including, in particular, in ensuring justice for victims through the provision of redress by institutions, processes for referral for investigation and prosecution and support services.
Commissioners have agreed to endeavour to make findings and recommendations in relation to redress and civil litigation by the middle of 2015.
The Royal Commission is seeking community input into its consultation paper on redress and civil litigation. You are invited to have your say on the consultation paper via written submission or by commenting on our online feedback form.
Formal written submissions to this consultation paper will be published on our website unless the person making the submission requests that it not be made public or the Royal Commission considers it should not be made public.
Comments made through the online feedback form will not be published on our website, however they may be used in our final report, either with permission or without identifying who made them.
Submissions and comments are due by midday Monday 2 March 2015.