The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Thursday 20 October to Friday 4 November 2016.

The public hearing inquired into the responses to children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools.

Findings

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

  1. The response of three public primary schools in New South Wales to allegations of problematic or harmful sexual behaviours by students at those schools.

  2. The response of The King’s School, Parramatta in New South Wales to allegations of problematic or harmful sexual behaviours by students at that school.

  3. The response of Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill in New South Wales to allegations of problematic or harmful sexual behaviours by students at that school.

  4. The response of Shalom Christian College in Queensland to allegations of problematic or harmful sexual behaviours by students at that school.

  5. The response of St Ignatius’ College Riverview to a student who is alleged to have been sexually abused at another school.

  6. The systems, policies, procedures and practices for responding to allegations of problematic or harmful sexual behaviours of children within educational institutions promoted and implemented by:
    a. Department of Education NSW
    b. Association of Independent Schools NSW
    c. Department of Family and Community Services NSW
    d. The King’s School, Parramatta
    e. Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill
    f. Shalom Christian College, Townsville
    g. St Ignatius’ College, Riverview

        7. Any related matters.

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