Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government released its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The response acknowledges the courage of the survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and supporters as well as the work of the Royal Commission in helping to create changes to ensure that children are protected from child abuse in all institutions now and in the future.
For more information visit the Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse page on the Attorney-General’s Department website.
As part of the Australian Government Response, the Prime Minister has announced the establishment of the National Office for Child Safety in the Department of Social Services from July 2018.
The establishment of the National Office for Child Safety demonstrates the Government’s leadership and commitment to national reform to prevent future abuse and builds on existing measures such as the National Redress Scheme and the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.
The National Office for Child Safety will have a national leadership role, working across governments and sectors, in the development and implementation of policies and strategies to enhance children’s safety and reduce future harm to children. This work will be focussed on recommendations from the Royal Commission requiring multi-level government and sector responses, including agencies responsible for community services, home affairs, education, health, communications and arts, and justice.
More information on the National Office for Child Safety will be available on this website, after the establishment of the Office on 1 July 2018.