The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in January 2013 to investigate systemic failures of public and private institutions to protect children from child sexual abuse, report abuse and respond to child sexual abuse.

The Royal Commission completed its work in December 2017, releasing its Final Report with 409 recommendations to reform policy, legislation, administration and institutional structures. 

In response the Western Australian Government is committed to creating a Safer WA for Children by:

  • Healing Past Hurts
  • Protecting Children Now
  • Preventing Further Harm

Visit the Safer WA for Children and Young People online resource for relevant information on keeping children and young people safe. Find information about online safety, how to seek help, and assistance with reporting allegations of abuse.

The webpages also provide information on support services for victims and for survivors of child sexual abuse and maintains a link to the Royal Commission website and the survivors’ Message to Australia.

Latest progress report

To see how we’re progressing with implementing the recommendations from the Royal Commission, visit to view the latest progress report.