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Case Study 12: Perth independent school

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Western Australia from Monday 19 to Friday 23 May and on Friday 20 June 2014.

The public hearing inquired into the response of an independent school in Perth to concerns raised between 1999 and 2009 by teachers and others about another teacher.

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

  1. The response of the headmasters, relevant department heads and the school council of an independent school in Perth to concerns raised between 1999 and 2009 by teachers and others about the level and type of contact between a teacher and several of his students.

  2. The response of the school following the arrest of a teacher in 2009 on multiple charges of indecent dealing with a child, in relation to the victims and their families and the wider school community.

  3. The school’s response to and management of the victims’ claims for compensation.

  4. The systems, policies and procedures in place at the school between 1999 and 2014 in relation to raising and responding to concerns about child sexual abuse.

  5. The registration of the school under the Schools Education Act 1999 (WA) between 1999 and 2014.

  6. Any other related matters.

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