Safer WA for Children and Young People

Implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to create a safer WA for children and young people – it’s up to all of us.

The Western Australian Government apologises unreservedly for the sexual abuse of children in Western Australian Government institutions.

Safer WA for Children and Young People was developed as part of the Western Australian Government's implementation of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Latest news

Important changes to legislation to further protect children now in effect

Commissioning for Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services 

  • A range of activities is currently underway to inform future commissioning of services that support safety, healing and recovery for children and families who have experienced child sexual abuse. 

Increased funding announced to protect the State’s vulnerable 

Have your say

  • We want to hear from organisations about the work that you have undertaken, plan to undertake or are currently progressing to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

2021 WA Progress Report

Significant child protection laws progress through WA Parliament

Release of community sector and local government consultation reports on child safety

  • Consultation with community sector organisations and the local government sector has taken place to assist in building their capacity to be child safe
Page reviewed 11 May 2022