Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Annual Report 2019

This is the Victorian Government’s second annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. It was tabled on 6 February 2020.

16 Dec 2019

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We, the Victorian Government, acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples and Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and waterways upon which our lives depend. We acknowledge and pay our respects to ancestors of this country, Elders, knowledge holders and leaders – past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our thanks

Institutional child sexual abuse has profoundly affected the lives of many Victorians. The remarkable courage so many have shown by coming forward to tell their stories has ensured that the Victorian community has a clear understanding of child abuse and its terrible, often lifelong, consequences for survivors. The Victorian Government acknowledges all of the survivors of institutional child abuse, their families, and everyone affected by this dark stain on our history.