The Australian response to Institutional Child Abuse

In recent years there has been heightened awareness in Australia of the number of victims of child sexual abuse, particularly in the institutional context, and the many challenges they historically faced in prosecuting their claims.

Our 1st edition Guide examines the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission inquiry, the legislative reform implemented across State jurisdictions to remove barriers for commencing abuse claims in the courts and the measures being implemented to protect children from sexual and other forms of abuse within the institutional setting.

As we continue to monitor developments in this developing area, the Guide also addresses the emerging area of exposure and risk implications for institutions and insurers.

To view a copy of the Guide, please click here. If you would like to receive a PDF version, please contact us by clicking here.

Carter Newell Lawyers
May 2019