Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Scoping project for prevalence studies

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Shona Bates, Ilan Katz
Research Areas: Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing
Funding Agency: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Non-Staff Involved: Daryl Higgins (Australian Institute of Family Studies); Fiona Arney (Australian Centre for Child Protection); Ben Matthews, Kerryann Walsh, Michael Dunne (Queensland University of Technology)
Partners / Collaborators: Australian Institute of Family StudiesAustralian Centre for Child ProtectionQueensland University of Technology

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) has commissioned the research team (the SPRC, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Australian Centre for Child Protection (Uni South Australia) and Queensland University of Technology) to examine options for estimating the prevalence of child abuse in the Australian population, including the prevalence of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. The project involves examining the literature and current national surveys, talking to experts about best practice, and scoping the most effective way to calculate prevalence of child abuse in Australia.

More information about the project


Publications

Scoping study for research into the prevalence of child abuse in Australia (September 2016) (PDF) [3 Mb]