Institutional child sexual abuse inquiries 2002-2013


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May 2015

The following information was compiled by staff from the Australian Institute of Family Studies at the request of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Last updated: June 2013

Users should check relevant jurisdictions to be sure there have been no changes since this time.

A number of inquiries into institutional child sexual abuse have been conducted in other countries. This list provides information on inquiries in Canada, UK Ireland, NZ. This list includes government sanctioned reviews and does not include reviews/reports into individual cases or government annual reports into child deaths.



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