The Royal Commission released a consultation paper Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-home care: Consultation Paper on 8 March 2016. 

The purpose of this consultation paper is to present our analysis of a range of issues examined to date, as they relate to the prevention of, and response to, sexual abuse of children in contemporary out-of-home care. We seek your input on these issues to inform our final report and its recommendations. 

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Public hearing- Case Study 24

We conducted a public hearing focused on the out-of-home care system (Case Study 24: Preventing child sexual abuse in OOHC) during March and June 2015. 

Find out more about this case study here.

Issues Paper 4

The Royal Commission released Issue Paper 4: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in OOHC in September 2013. 

Find out more about this Issues Paper here.

Roundtable discussion

Building on the responses to Issues Paper 4: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in OOHC, we held an OOHC roundtable discussion in April 2014. Participants who attended the roundtable discussion included survivor advocacy and support groups, faith-based organisations, non-government service providers, government departments, oversight bodies, industry peak groups and academics. 

Find out more about this Roundtable here.

Commissioned Research

Published research relating to OOHC to date includes: