Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response
A series of initiatives are being implemented to respond to the recommendations of Betrayal of Trust, the report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations.
Many of the initiatives will have an impact on the way organisations prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Information is available via the links below about how the changes will impact organisations. This includes organisations funded by Victorian Government departments and other organisations that are not funded by government, but are engaged in child-related work.
The initiatives fall into three areas, to find out more please see:
- New criminal offences to improve responses to child sexual abuse
- Creating child safe organisations
- Responding to civil claims involving allegations of child sexual abuse
For more general information about the Victorian Government’s response to Betrayal of Trust please visit the Department of Justice & Regulation website (external site, opens in a new window).