The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory welcomes the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper that addresses child sexual abuse and exploitation in Out-Of-Home Care (OOHC) settings and to offer its perspective and recommendations regarding improved prevention, reporting and responses to better support vulnerable children and young people who require OOHC.
In response to the terms of reference, The Salvation Army will provide comment relating to sections:
- Child sexual exploitation and abuse
- Data collection/limitations
- Regulation and oversight
- Information sharing
- Child Safe Organisations
- Prevention of child sexual abuse in OOHC
- Supportive and quality care environment
This submission is informed by The Salvation Army’s collective experience, knowledge and expertise about the causes, impacts and experiences of children and young people in OOHC.