The National Office for Child Safety is calling for feedback on a new advisory group
The National Office for Child Safety is inviting feedback on a proposed advisory group for The National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse 2021-2030 (National Strategy).
The National Office recognises the need to design and implement measures in a way that meets the diverse needs of all Australians including the National Strategy’s priority groups. The priority groups are:
- victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their advocates
- children and young people and their support networks
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
- people with disability
- LGBTQIA+ people
- people living in regional and remote communities
As Governments implement the First National Action Plan and First Commonwealth Action Plan, the advisory group will provide guidance and input.
The public consultation paper outlines the proposed Advisory Group model, National Strategy action plans, and includes consultation questions.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 10 February 2022.
The proposed Advisory Group will be one of several ways for stakeholders to be involved in the National Strategy’s design, implementation and evaluation. The National Office also proposes to establish a stakeholder consultation list to receive updates, consultation papers, workshop invitations and other information on the National Strategy and its measures.
The National Strategy is a 10-year, whole-of-nation framework recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is the first of its kind in Australia and establishes a coordinated, nationally consistent approach to preventing and better responding to child sexual abuse in all settings.