The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in January 2013 to investigate systemic failures of public and private institutions to protect children from child sexual abuse, report abuse and respond to child sexual abuse.
The Royal Commission completed its work in December 2017, releasing its Final Report with 409 recommendations to reform policy, legislation, administration and institutional structures.
On 27 June 2018, the Western Australian Government announced its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission.
The WA Government’s response to the Royal Commission, and the first report on its progress implementing the recommendations, are available on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.
The State Records Office (SRO) is the lead agency for four recommendations which are directly related to recordkeeping (Recommendations 8.1 – 8.4). The SRO’s role includes provision of expertise and advice to partner agencies leading the implementation of other recommendations with recordkeeping implications, including those relating to information sharing.