National Office for Child Safety
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What we do
What we do
The National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) leads the development and implementation of national priorities to protect children and young people from child sexual abuse, and support victims and survivors.
Impact of child sexual abuse
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) uncovered the hidden nature, complex causes and significant impacts of child sexual abuse in institutions in Australia. During the Royal Commission's private sessions, victims and survivors reported 3 main impacts of institutional child sexual abuse:
Education and finances
For 5 years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse inquired into how institutions with a responsibility for children managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. The Royal Commission’s 2017 final report made 409 recommendations to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse.