Children can help battle abuse, report says

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Children can help design institutions that are safe for them, a royal commission says.

The Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse says Children have knowledge and experience different to adults and can make a unique contribution to developing safe institutions.

As part of its interim report released on Monday, the commission says it has ordered research into the views of children about their safety from sexual abuse in institutions.

‘In considering prevention, it is important that institutions do not overly rely on any one practice, including child focused programs,’ the commission said.

‘Rather, they need to holistically address the risk of child sexual abuse with a range of approaches.’

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