Royal Commission Toolkit
This toolkit helps Tasmanian organisations to implement the five recordkeeping recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission). These recommendations, along with others not covered in this toolkit, will help organisations make sure they are safe for children.
This toolkit can be used by government and non-government organisations.
In 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that a royal commission would be held to investigate the institutional responses to allegations or incidents of child sexual abuse. The Royal Commission ran for five years, and heard statements from nearly 8000 survivors. Nearly one third of the survivors told the Royal Commission they were abused in an institution under government management, most commonly schools, out-of-home care, youth detention and healthcare facilities.