Royal Commission Support Services


The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established by the Gillard government in January 2013, to investigate how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.

The Royal Commission will work to uncover where systems have failed to protect children so it can make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices.

The Royal Commission will provide an opportunity for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in an institution, or who witnessed sexual abuse in an institution, to tell their story. 

The Royal Commission will also hold public hearings to explore the responses of various institutions to child sexual abuse. 

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Royal Commission Support Services

Discussing child sexual abuse can be difficult. This is especially so for survivors, witnesses, their families and professional staff supporting them.

The Royal Commission has provided funding to organisations all over Australia to support anyone affected by the Royal Commission. 

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia has received funding to provide a number of support services to those affected by the Royal Commission. 

Find out more about these services, and the counselling and support services local to you. 


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