The Royal Commission handed down 409 recommendations across a wide range of policy areas.

The NSW Government responded to the Royal Commission’s final report in June 2018. The NSW Government accepted the overwhelming majority of recommendations made by the Royal Commission and is now focussing on working with government and non-government organisations to take action to keep children safe.

The second progress report provides an update on major reforms to prevent child sexual abuse, improve responses to reports of abuse and ensure that survivors receive appropriate support, redress and justice.

The report highlights key achievements, including:

  • a NSW-led national initiative that will enable child protection workers to identify whether a child or person of interest may be known in another jurisdiction
  • legal reforms to strengthen the child protection reportable conduct scheme, expand mandatory reporter groups and strengthen protections for reporters
  • better protection and support for children in out-of-home care
  • improved education and training about child safety.

The next annual progress report will be released in December 2020.

Read the NSW Annual Report on Progress: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. (December 2019)