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13 Jan 2023
The Annual Report on Progress highlights the activity undertaken by the NSW Government to implement accepted recommendations of the Royal Commission and reflects the Government's ongoing commitment to keep children and young people safe.
Since 2018, the NSW Government has implemented major reforms to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse and help support survivors.
Highlights in the 2022 Annual Report on Progress include:
Since the release of its response to the Royal Commission in 2018, the NSW Government has focused on delivering reforms to meet accepted recommendations of the Royal Commission.
NSW has acted to prevent abuse and make child-related organisations safer for children and young people. We continue to improve the out-of-home care system and have expanded therapeutic services available for children and young people who display problematic or harmful sexual behaviour.
We have introduced tough new child sex abuse laws and made changes to our criminal justice system aimed at deterring and punishing perpetrators of child sexual abuse. The NSW Government also introduced legislative changes to make it easier for survivors to sue institutions responsible for child abuse, to name but a few reforms.
The NSW Government will remain committed to working with the Commonwealth and other states and territories to ensure access to redress and support through the National Redress Scheme. We will also continue to work with the Commonwealth and other states and territories to progress implementation of cross-jurisdictional initiatives and ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, survivors of child sexual assault and the NSW community.
The NSW Government will continue implementing its response to the Royal Commission's recommendations to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, survivors of child sexual assault and the NSW community.
If you have any questions in relation to the Annual Report on Progress or the implementation of the NSW Government response to the Royal Commission's recommendations please email RoyalCommission-Implementation@facs.nsw.gov.au.
13 Jan 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.