Royal Commission turns up heat on institutions that failed children

The Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission is examining 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 enables the Commission to recommend legal and regulatory reforms to prevent such abuse ever happening again.

Some of the institutions that are being investigated in Royal Commission public hearings include:

The Royal Commission’s work is continuing.