The Australian Government continues to work closely with institutions, including religious institutions, to promote children's safety and wellbeing.
The Royal Commission recommended that, at a minimum, 11 institutions that were the subject of relevant Royal Commission hearings should provide 5 consecutive annual progress reports starting in 2018. The National Office for Child Safety worked with these institutions to facilitate their public reporting in 2018.
The Royal Commission also recommended that other major institutions or peak bodies of institutions that engage in child-related work also provide annual progress reports. In 2019, the National Office for Child Safety contacted 53 institutions whose conduct was considered as part of the Royal Commission, to encourage them to submit a progress report. This includes the 11 institutions that reported in 2018.
In 2020, the National Office for Child Safety contacted 69 institutions encouraging them to submit a progress report. This included the 11 institutions that reported in 2018, and the additional 42 institutions that were contacted in 2019.
Some of the institutions invited to report in 2020, including Hockey Australia and Paddle Australia were identified and invited to report as examples of organisations with positive approaches to child safe culture and practices.
Please note that the Australian Government is not responsible for the content provided, or views expressed, by external third party institutions or peak bodies of institutions in their annual progress reports. As such, this material does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. If you require any of these documents in a different accessible format, or are experiencing difficulty accessing any of the documents on this page, please contact the CARCImplementationTaskforce@ag.gov.au.