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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Since the release of the Royal Commission’s Final Report in 2017, the Commissioner for Children and Young People has strongly advocated that governments and leaders are ambitious and unflinching in their approach to accepting and implementing the recommendations made, acknowledging where we need to do better to protect and respond to children and young people and to resource these efforts accordingly. 

In June 2018 the WA Government accepted, or accepted in principle 289 of the 310 recommendations applicable to the state government. The Commissioner is currently developing a monitoring process for key recommendations impacting children and young people with a view to monitoring the implementation progress of these recommendations from 2021. 

The Commissioner has many areas of work in progress directly relevant to the some of the Royal Commissioner recommendations: child safe organisationschild friendly complaints mechanisms, harmful sexual behaviours in children and young peopleoversight of services for children and young people, and advocacy and support. 

Reports

Discussion paper - Oversight of child safe standards and out-of-home care in WA

Comments on the recommendations in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Criminal Justice Report (2017)

Comments on the recommendations in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report (2017)

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Submissions

Letter of response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts - April 2016

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts - April 2016

Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues paper 3 - October 2013

Child-safe Institutions

Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 4 - October 2013

Child-safe Institutions

Submission - Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians submission to Royal Commission, Issues paper 3: Child safe institutions - October 2013

More information

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Final Report

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Final report recommedations

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Child safe institutions

Volumes 6, 7 and 8 examine what makes an organisation child safe and recommends approaches to improve child safety.

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Reports

Discussion paper - Oversight of child safe standards and out-of-home care in WA

Comments on the recommendations in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Criminal Justice Report (2017)

Comments on the recommendations in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report (2017)

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia

Submissions

Letter of response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts - April 2016

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts - April 2016

Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues paper 3 - October 2013

Child-safe Institutions

Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 4 - October 2013

Child-safe Institutions

Submission - Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians submission to Royal Commission, Issues paper 3: Child safe institutions - October 2013

More information

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Final Report

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Final report recommedations

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Child safe institutions

Volumes 6, 7 and 8 examine what makes an organisation child safe and recommends approaches to improve child safety.