The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (ARCISA) is preparing to release its report on institutional responses to child sexual abuse on Monday.
The commission is recommending changes to the way child protection agencies deal with abuse and abuse survivors.
The ABC understands the royal commission is also expected to release a report into child sexual exploitation and abuse within the Australian Capital Territory.
A spokesperson for the commission said it was working closely with agencies to address a range of issues and was “working hard to ensure the recommendations are implemented and fully implemented in practice”.
The commission has made four recommendations for changes to Australian child protection policies, including the establishment of a Child Protection Commissioner.
The Commission has also recommended that all Australian child abuse and sexual abuse survivors be treated with respect, regardless of their circumstances.
The report recommends all Australians be treated as a priority, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors.
“The Commission is calling on all child protection authorities and agencies to act with the utmost care in protecting children from sexual abuse, including those who are victims of abuse themselves,” the commission says in the report.
“Victims of abuse, and those who have been abused, should not be subjected to arbitrary or inappropriate actions or treatment.”
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