Separate to the question of the responses of government institutions in which child sexual abuse has occurred, are questions regarding what is best practice for government and statutory authorities in responding holistically to victims of child sexual abuse from the point of first disclosure throughout their life course (for victims who disclose as children or as adults), including legislation, judicial processes and outcomes, holding perpetrators to account. Research projects under this theme explore the following questions:
How do government responses need to differ in responses to child compared to adult survivors of child sexual abuse?
Do government responses to victims of child sexual abuse that occurred in institutional contexts need to differ to the response to child sexual abuse occurring in other contexts?
What are the specific and additional responses required by government to monitor and respond to child sexual abuse that occurs within institutional contexts?