NSW Response to the Royal Commission

The NSW Government has publicly announced its response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepting or accepting in principle the majority of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The response includes reforms to civil litigation laws, making institutions child safe and strengthening protections for mandatory reporters. A small […]

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ACWA CEO Wraps Up On An Eventful 2017

I warmly welcome you to my final message for 2017, as we ‘tumble’ towards Christmas and the end of what only can be described as an eventful year. There have been a few big ticket items that have been – or are about to be – visited upon us, which may very well set some […]

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Compulsory Insurance: Proposed Changes to NSW Law

Members would be aware of proposed reforms to NSW laws requiring agencies to have insurance cover for child abuse. These proposed changes were the subject of the NSW Government’s consultation paper on civil litigation recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Submissions for this first round of consultation closed […]

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NSW Government Civil Litigation Consultation Paper

As part of its commitment to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the NSW Government is considering legislative reforms to expand the civil liability of institutions for child abuse, and to remove barriers faced by survivors when pursuing civil claims for compensation in NSW. The Department […]

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‘See, Understand and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse – A Practical Kit’

FACS has recently developed a comprehensive and practical kit that will be beneficial to every member organisation. The kit includes the most up to date research, practical advice and conversation ideas to help NGOs respond to child sexual abuse. It also includes a range of resources that can be taken out and used with children and families. FACS […]

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