A study into the legislative – and related key policy and operational – frameworks for sharing information relating to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

 Carolyn Adams and Krista Lee-Jones

Macquarie University

May 2016

ISBN 978-1-925289-64-0

Executive Summary

This report considers the legislative – and related key policy and operational – frameworks for sharing information relating to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts between institutions and across jurisdictions in Australia. The research team was asked, in particular, to identify aspects of information sharing frameworks that:

  • facilitate appropriate and timely information sharing between institutions and across jurisdictions to identify, prevent and respond to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts; or

  • impede or limit such information sharing.