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
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 . . .
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
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