Executive Summary: out-of-home care

The Letters Patent provided to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse require that it ‘inquire into institutional responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse and related matters’.

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.

We invite all interested parties to make written submissions in response to this consultation paper. Written submissions should be made by Monday, 11 April 2016.