The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney on Tuesday 6 December 2017.

The public hearing inquired into the current policies and procedures of Scouts New South Wales in relation to child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Location

The hearing was held at Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

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

  1. The current policies and procedures of Scouts New South Wales in relation to child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

  2. Factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse at Scouts New South Wales.

  3. Factors that may have affected the institutional response of Scouts New South Wales to child sexual abuse.

  4. The responses of Scouts New South Wales to relevant case study report(s) and other Royal Commission reports.

  5. Any related matters.

The purpose of this public hearing is not to inquire into individual sets of facts or particular events as has occurred in previous Royal Commission case studies.

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