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About the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) was formally established on 11 January 2013. It inquired into how institutions with a responsibility for children managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It was Australia’s longest-running Royal Commission and investigated where systems failed to protect children.

The Royal Commission listened to survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families and supporters. It found that more needs to be done to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse in institutions. On 15 December 2017, the
Royal Commission released its final report and made 409 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse in institutions.

Further information regarding this can be found on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse website.