Involving children in decisions ‘will help protect them from sexual abuse’

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Research commissioned by royal commission on topic of child-safe institutions released.

By Melissa Davey

Involving children in the research and decisions that will impact their lives is essential to protect them from being abused within institutions such as sporting clubs, churches and schools, a symposium held by the child sexual abuse royal commission has heard.

 

On Monday, researchers released the findings from three research reports ordered by the commission on the topic of child-safe institutions. The reports examined: key elements of child-safe organisations; the safety of young people in residential care; and disability and institutional child sexual abuse.

 

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