The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday 10 March - Wednesday 18 March 2015.

The hearing examined preventing child sexual abuse in out-of-home care and responding to allegations of child sexual abuse occurring in out-of-home care.

You can read the stories of ten survivors who experienced abuse in out-of-home care.

Location

Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

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

  1. The incidence of child sexual abuse in contemporary out-of-home care settings.
  2. Recruitment, assessment and training of carers in out-of-home care.
  3. Monitoring and oversight of children in out-of-home care in the context of preventing child sexual abuse and responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.
  4. Systems, policies, practices and procedures for
  • a. reporting allegations of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care
  • b. responding to allegations of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care, and
  • c. supporting children who have been sexually abused in out-of-home care.
     5. Any related matters.

Any person or institution who believes that they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of the public hearing is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by 20 February 2015.

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