Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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.

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.

Journal article

31 Aug 2017

Drawing on research commissioned by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this article presents a rapid review of available evidence on the impacts of institutional abuse on survivors.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report follows public hearings held in Sydney in June and August 2016, which inquired into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in certain divisions of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Research report

15 Aug 2017

This literature review examined the relevant Australian and international research and 'grey' literature (including previous commissions of inquiry into institutional abuse), focusing on the methodologies for using administrative data to estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

Report

14 Aug 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system, in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

Report

Report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
12 Jul 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commissioned the Telethon Kids Institute to collaborate on a report examining the question of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s past and contemporary vulnerability to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

Research report

19 Jun 2017

The purpose of this research was to establish a means of differentiating between types of institutions in terms of level of risk of child sexual abuse according to the characteristics of the institution and the kinds of activities that it organises.

Report

30 May 2017

This evidence review aimed to identify current best evidence about the effectiveness and content of programs and practices, in Australia and internationally, aimed at treating children with problem sexual behaviour (aged under 10), harmful sexual behaviour (aged 10–17), and children who have sexually offended (aged 10–17).

Journal article

15 Apr 2017

Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’ experiences, conceptions of...

Research report

20 Feb 2017

The Royal Commission has conducted a comprehensive survey of Catholic Church authorities in Australia to gather data about the extent of claims of child sexual abuse made against Catholic Church personnel.

A significant proportion of the people who contacted the Royal Commission made allegations...

Research report

19 Dec 2016

This research report presents the findings of a study that explored the safety of young people in residential care. Commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this study aimed to understand what young people believe institutions are doing to identify,...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

This report analyses the role that organisational culture plays in child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. It specifically considers how organisational culture can affect the perpetration and detection of child sexual abuse and the responses to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. The report also...

Discussion paper

7 Nov 2016

Children and young people with disability are often absent in discussions about child sexual abuse as people with disability are left out of discussions about violence, abuse and neglect. This is due in part to individuals with disability being excluded from society, hidden away in...

Discussion paper

3 Nov 2016

This discussion paper has been published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It examines the growing interest in trauma-informed care and the implementation of trauma-informed approaches to support survivors of trauma, including survivors of child sexual abuse.

Other video

25 Oct 2016

This video presents a summary of findings from studies conducted by the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU) and the Centre for Children and Young People (SCU).

Research report

15 Sep 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is inquiring into how institutions have engaged with and responded to allegations and instances of institutional child sexual abuse. Key to this inquiry is the need to generate an understanding of the...

Research report

7 Sep 2016

Over the past three years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has explored the extent to which children and young people have been exposed to child sexual abuse, and considered some of the reasons why institutions have failed to actively prevent...

Briefing paper

30 Aug 2016

The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.

This issue explores children and young...