Child sexual abuse royal commission: recommendations and statistics at a glance

December 14, 2017, The Guardian

The Australian royal commission into the institutional responses to child sexual abuse has handed down its final report. Here are the key points

Key recommendations

The royal commission’s final report (pdf) has made 189 new recommendations, including:

  • The federal government should establish a National Office for Child Safety, sitting within the department of prime minister and cabinet. Its first job should be to develop a national framework to prevent child sexual abuse.
  • The federal government should create a portfolio overseeing policy towards children
  • All institutions should implement a list of child safe standards identified by the royal commission, to be enforced by federal, state and territory governments
  • Parish priests should no longer be the employers of principals and teachers in Catholic schools 
  • There should be no . . . 

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