Now is the time for government and institutions to step up and ensure this never, ever happens again.

Today the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse releases its final report.

In response, Ian Wishart, CEO of Plan International Australia, said:

“As the inquiry comes to an end, a revolution to end violence against children begins. Now is the time for government and institutions to step up and ensure this never, ever happens again."

“Every child has the right to be free from fear and violence. The devastating reality is that too many children still experience abuse in every corner of our country. We mustn’t fool ourselves that this crisis is over."

“We must honour the survivors who so bravely shared their experiences throughout this inquiry. And we must stand beside them in calling for action, so that their suffering and their courage leads to a future where no child has to go through this ever again.”