Victorian Government Annual Report 2022 - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This is the Victorian Government’s fifth and final annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. It was tabled on 30 May 2023.

Department of Justice and Community Safety
30 Apr 2023

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Acknowledgement of country

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.

Acknowledgement to victim survivors

Institutional child sexual abuse has caused enormous harm to many Victorians – to the victim survivors of child abuse, and to their families and friends. The Victorian Government thanks them for their strength and courage in telling their stories so past abuse and harm are not repeated.

The Victorian Government has committed to deliver a formal apology to Victorians who experienced child sexual abuse while in institutional settings. The Victorian Government acknowledges the trauma of abuse and neglect suffered by victim survivors of child sexual abuse.