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National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse survey

The Australian Government has commenced a public consultation process to inform the design of the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (the National Centre).

The establishment of a National Centre was a recommendation (9.9 of the Final Report) of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Royal Commission recommended the Australian Government, along with state and territory governments, establish a National Centre to address child sexual abuse by reducing stigma, promoting help-seeking and supporting good practice. The National Centre will provide a national strategic focus to coordinate research and build service capability to both respond to and prevent child sexual abuse.

Stakeholder input is key to the future success of the National Centre. The Royal Commission recommended the National Centre should partner with survivors in all its work, valuing their knowledge and experience.

The Australian Government is inviting interested stakeholders to have their say on the scope, function and priorities of the National Centre via an online survey. We particularly welcome input from people with lived experience, their families and the broader sector.

The survey, and an accompanying information paper, can be accessed via engage.dss.gov.au.

The consultation will be open until 11:59pm on Sunday 12 April 2020.

Please direct any enquiries to the Department of Social Services via NationalCentre@dss.gov.au.