Institutional responses to child sexual abuse

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
NARROWER TERMS


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Second interim report of the Joint Select Committee on implementation of the National Redress Scheme, November 2021

Since its establishment in 2018, the National Redress Scheme has made both a symbolic and practical contribution to the pursuit of justice by survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The focus of this second interim report is to identify reforms that will have the greatest...
Article

New child safety standards: regulation with standards and why the mission is important

Regulatory standards are an effective way for regulators to address harms across society, and Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards aim to address issues on abuse within institutions. This article outlines how regulators will use the standards to create safer environments for children.
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Second year review of the National Redress Scheme: final report

This review concludes that a significant and urgent reset of the National Redress Scheme is required to deliver on the commitments of governments, provide survivors with an acknowledgment that the abuse should not have occurred, and confirm that the scheme is a survivor-centred, humane and...
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Victorian government annual report 2020: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This is the Victorian government’s third annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
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Implementation of recommendations from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: annual progress report 2020

This is the Australian Government’s third annual progress report to show how they have implemented the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
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Abuse in care: Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care - interim report

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care interim report – Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā (Tāwharautia) describes the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared by survivors and witnesses.
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Report of case study no. 35: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

The data in relation to the Archdiocese was presented in the form of a data analysis report prepared by the Royal Commission from the data produced by the Catholic Church authorities. The report was tendered in the public hearing and aspects of the report are...
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Report of case study no. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

At the time of the public hearing some clergy and religious who were considered in the case study were the subject of criminal investigations or charges. Where the Royal Commission considered it appropriate to do so, those individuals were given a pseudonym so as not...
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First interim report of the Joint Select Committee on implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020

The establishment of the National Redress Scheme in 2018 has made a symbolic and practical contribution to the pursuit of justice for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. However, as this interim report demonstrates, much more needs to be done to improve the experience of...
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Victorian government annual report 2019: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This report is the second Annual Report on the Victorian Government’s progress in implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This report describes progress made from December 2018 to December 2019.
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Implementation of recommendations from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: annual progress report 2019

Over the past twelve months, the Morrison Government has made significant progress in implementing recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The progress is outlined in this second Annual Progress Report.
Guide

Complaint handling guide: upholding the rights of children and young people

This guide is made up of nine separate guidelines reflecting the key considerations for implementing an effective complaint management system which upholds the rights of children and young people. There is a range of practical tips throughout the guide. Additional advice and tools can be...
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Making organisations safer for children

This report provides details about what the new child safe scheme in New South Wales could look like. The proposed regulatory approach reflects the overwhelming call from stakeholders for support and guidance to build organisational capability to become child safe, while also incorporating the need...
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Getting the National Redress Scheme right: an overdue step towards justice

This report highlights the need for the redress scheme to be transparent and accountable. More information needs to be made publicly available. Governments and departments have a responsibility to ensure that processes are visible and understood by survivors. The committee makes recommendations aimed at ensuring...
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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – first progress report

The NT Government reports on its reform agenda, designed to improve supports for children and families at risk of, or experiencing, vulnerability and to strengthen support services to victims and survivors of abuse.
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Victorian government annual report 2018: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Victorian government committed to reporting annually on its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for five years, until 2022. This is the first annual report.
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Implementation of recommendations from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: annual progress report 2018

This report highlights the progress being made across the Australian government to implement the recommendations made in the Royal Commission’s final report presented to the Governor-General in December 2017.
Discussion paper

Review of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards: issues paper

This paper seeks the views of organisations providing services or facilities for children and young people, peak associations, regulators, government agencies, and families, children and young people on the implementation and operation of Victoria’s child safe standards and associated regulatory framework. The standards were fully...
Commentary

The national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse matters. Here’s why

Today, Scott Morrison will make a national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. It is not a hollow gesture, argues Daryl Higgins.
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Looking where the light is: creating and restoring safety and healing

This paper sets out a culturally-based practice framework for understanding and responding to child sexual abuse. The framework is designed to create and restore safety and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.