Royal Commission: Public hearing into nature, cause and impact of child sexual abuse in institutions

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual AbuseThe Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing commencing Monday 27 March 2017 in Sydney.
The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into the nature of child sexual abuse and related matters in institutional contexts in Australia and how community understanding of abuse has changed over time. Other necessary factors will also be examined by this public hearing.


The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing commencing Monday 27 March 2017 in Sydney.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The nature of child sexual abuse and related matters in institutional contexts in Australia and how community understanding of abuse has changed over time. 
  2. The extent of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts historically and in contemporary Australia, and challenges to identification and prevention. 
  3. The factors that contribute to the risk of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts:
    • a. factors that make all children vulnerable to sexual abuse and heighten the vulnerability of particular groups of children to sexual abuse
    • b. factors that may contribute to people sexually abusing children in institutional contexts
    • c. institution-specific factors that may contribute to child sexual abuse.
  4. The impacts of child sexual abuse and institutional responses on survivors, both in childhood and throughout their adult lives, their families and supporters, and the wider community.  
  5. Any related matters.

Any person or institution wishing to seek leave to appear is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by Friday 10 March 2017.

Applications for leave to appear should be made using the form available on the Royal Commission website.

The form should be lodged with the Royal Commission via:
Email: solicitor@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au; or Mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001.

 

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