Australian Institute of Family Studies Survey
All adult victims/survivors of institutional and/or extra-familial child sexual abuse and their parents/carers are invited to participate in an important survey about their views and experiences of support services. This survey is a critical part of research that is being conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies to investigate how victims/survivors of child sexual abuse and their families access and navigate pathways to support services. This research has been commissioned and funded by Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
For more information and for the link to the survey, please see
The Royal Commission into Family Violence will inquire into and provide practical recommendations on how Victoria’s response to family violence can be improved. For more information about how the Royal Commission into Family Violence works, including its submissions process and details about public hearings, visit the website.
WestCASA has welcomed the Victorian State Government announcing the Family Violence Royal Commission and have made a submission to the Commission.
WestCASA recognised that most sexual assault occurs in the context of families and this is an opportunity for this to be recognised and for the Royal Commission to examine the best ways to respond and provide services for people who have experienced sexual assault.
Reporting Sexual Abuse to the Police
Making a decision about whether or not to report sexual abuse to the police can feel like a stressful and overwhelming experience for many people.
In our experience, having information upfront about what is involved and expected through the legal process, can help individuals to make the best decision.