Institutions

Royal Commission turns up heat on institutions that failed children

The Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission examined the failure of institutions like churches, schools, children’s homes and sporting clubs to protect children from sexual abuse.

While child sexual abuse also occurs in families and social environments, the Royal Commission’s terms of reference restrict its inquiry to institutional settings. This focus enabled the Commission to recommend legal and regulatory reforms to prevent such abuse ever happening again.

Some of the institutions that were investigated in Royal Commission public hearings included:

On the 15th of December, the Royal Commission sat for the final time and has since handed down its recommendations to the Government and institutions.