Royal Commission Public Hearing - The Anglican Church

This week the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual is conducting its final public hearing session with The Anglican Church. A number of panels have been arranged to assist the Commission. This public hearing is focussing on the following matters:

  1. The current policies and procedures of Anglican Church authorities in Australia in relation to child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.
  2. Factors that may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse at Anglican Church institutions in Australia.
  3. Factors that may have affected the institutional response of Anglican Church authorities in Australia to child sexual abuse.
  4. The responses of Anglican Church authorities in Australia to relevant case study report(s) and other Royal Commission reports.
  5. Data relating to the extent of claims of child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia.
  6. Any related matters.

The statements made by the Primate The Most Rev’d Dr Philip Freier and the General Secretary Ms Anne Hywood are available to download below.