Report - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

Report - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

12 July 2017

This Royal Commission report examines Indigenous children’s past and contemporary vulnerability to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

This report was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The report addresses the following questions developed by the Royal Commission and advisory group:

  • In the past, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at risk of sexual abuse in institutions?
  • What have been the impacts of past racist legislation, policies and practices on the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and in turn the risk of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being placed in contemporary institutions?
  • In the present day, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at risk of sexual abuse in institutions?

The report highlights key research implications and identifies areas in need of further research.

Download the report via the Royal Commission website.

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