Prevention and treatment of child to child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission is examining treatment options for children who display sexually harmful behaviours. This information will be used to develop recommendations reflecting best practice in this field.

Community prevention

The Royal Commission is examining community prevention approaches to prevent child sexual abuse before it occurs. We are interested in addressing the underlying factors contributing to child sexual abuse at the population wide level. Our aims with this work are to;

  • promote healthy relationships among young people

  • educate individuals, organisations and the broader community about risk and protective factors related to child sexual abuse.

  • challenge societal attitudes and beliefs that may facilitate child sexual abuse. 

Read all Royal Commission research reports. A number of these research projects are contributing to the work of the prevention policy work currently underway.