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Research

In order to make recommendations we needed to understand more about child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. The Royal Commission established a program of research to answer some key questions and respond to gaps in the Australian and international evidence base.

We commissioned and conducted research in three broad categories:

  • descriptive research to establish necessary background information
  • primary research to fill critical evidence gaps
  • research that summarised existing findings about child sexual abuse in institutional contexts, as well as practices that successfully prevent or respond to it. 

Our research agenda had eight themes.

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