Children and young people

A Royal Commission looks at a big problem so it can find ways to fix it.
This one is about the sexual abuse of children in institutions in Australia.
It’s about keeping children and young people safe in the future.
If you, or someone you know, has been sexually abused as a child or young person in a:

  • School
  • Before or after school care
  • Foster care or residential care
  • Church or religious organisation
  • Sports club or
  • After school or weekend activity such as swim club, music lessons, dance lessons or cadets

You can share your story with the Royal Commission.
Anyone under the age of 18 will be provided with support to share their story, or you can have a support person, parent or friend share your story on your behalf.

You can watch our videos for more information.
A range of legal, financial and counselling support services are available.

Are you a child or young person in need of help now?
Call the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or 000 seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Are you an adult supporting a child or young person?

If you know someone or you are supporting a child or young person who has been sexually abused as a child in an Australian institution, you can share your story of support to the Royal Commission.

Contact the Royal Commission

Telephone: 1800 099 340 8am – 8pm (Free call within Australia. Mobiles and pay phones attract additional charges)
National Relay Service: TTY/voice calls 133 677 / Speak & Listen 1300 555 727

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