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Betrayal of Trust implementation

The Victorian Government has introduced a suite of significant reforms since the handing down of the landmark Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations, Betrayal of Trust (external link), on 13 November 2013. In its response (external link), the Victorian Government supported or supported in principle all 15 of its recommendations.

Many of the Royal Commission’s recommendations have already been fully or partially implemented in Victoria by reforms introduced to respond to the Betrayal of Trust report, including new criminal offences, measures to create child safe organisations, and civil law reforms to provide better access to justice for survivors of institutional child abuse.

Further information about the Victorian Government’s implementation of the recommendations of Betrayal of Trust is available in the Victorian Government Response to the Royal Commission.

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.