Child sexual abuse

Report

11 Jul 2018

The Victorian government acknowledges findings of historical abuse within state government institutions and the ongoing psychological and physical harm suffered by many survivors. The Victorian government is taking responsibility to ensure that these failures to protect children never happen again.

Report

3 Jul 2018

The findings from this research support tailored prevention efforts for adolescents and adults. Emphasis should be placed on primary and secondary prevention efforts that are currently less developed in Australia, compared to tertiary responses.

Research report

A report to the Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians
29 Jun 2018

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks, in terms of the way they respond to the values, principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice.

Commentary

28 Jun 2018

The royal commission has shown how institutions can rebuild their relationships with the children in their care.

Report

25 Jun 2018

People in positions of authority at Puffing Billy and other Victorian railway groups protected the reputation of their organisations at the expense of children who were sexually abused, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Strategy

13 Jun 2018

In December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report made 409 recommendations. The Australian government is addressing each of these recommendations in partnership with state and territory governments.

Report

22 May 2018

This paper reviews the latest empirical evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the effectiveness of public and non-public sex offender registries. Results show that while public sex offender registries may have a small general deterrent effect on first time offenders, they do not reduce recidivism....

15 Mar 2018

This project is mapping inquiries into historical child abuse that have proliferated since the 1990s. Its aim is to develop a publicly available web resource containing information on inquiries across the globe.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This report criticises Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report also recommends that organisations involved in implementing the migration programmes offer apologies to child migrants,...

Research report

1 Feb 2018

This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics associated with effective cross-agency responses identified in the research literature.

Discussion paper

An issues paper for Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia
15 Dec 2017

This paper examines the current and emerging evidence base regarding the continuum of responses for children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviours.

Report

15 Dec 2017

The Royal Commission has presented the final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters.

Report

Literature review

15 Dec 2017

This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours (PSBs) and sexually abusive behaviours (SABs) exhibited in Australian children and young people.

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2017

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the implementation of the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care (the Inquiry) and seeks your feedback on these matters. This builds on a paper considered on 11 December 2017, which sought feedback on the potential purpose...

Discussion paper

11 Dec 2017

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the purpose and scope for the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care. It seeks ministers’ feedback on these matters.

Commentary

19 Oct 2017

An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences, writes Lorana Bartels.

Journal article

6 Oct 2017

This article proposes further research framed by the need to better understand how different parts of the response impact on outcomes for children and families affected by abuse.

Research report

13 Sep 2017

This research was designed to review the literature concerning child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia and elsewhere, and included 26 key international and Australian inquiry reports.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article argues that the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provides ample evidence of why organisations can and should be criminalised for systemic failures.

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