What to do if your school receives a historical sexual abuse report?

It takes immense courage and strength for survivors of historical child abuse to come forward and discuss the behaviours to which they were subjected.  Sometimes survivors of historical child abuse make claims against the institutions where they suffered the abuse – such as schools and religious organisations.  With the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to […]

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Child abuse risk significantly higher in boarding schools: Royal Commission Report

On 19 June 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) released a report on a research project carried out by Professors Patrick Parkinson and Judy Cashmore titled “Assessing the different dimensions and degrees of child sexual abuse in institutions” (the Report).  We discussed the Report in last week’s School […]

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