The Royal Commission has a website which provides extensive information, including practical details on the procedures for how people can tell their personal stories, legal information, fact sheets and FAQs, and research and reports. The following links have been extracted from the website to assist psychologists and their clients to navigate the extensive material on the Royal Commission website.

How to provide information to the Royal Commission

  • FAQs for people who want to tell their experiences to the Royal Commission
  • Fact sheets with information on protocols for public hearings, how to 'tell your story', private sessions and out of home care
  • Guidelines which set out the procedures which the Royal Commission will follow: how it operates, how to provide information, how to submit electronic material, and how to claim client legal privilege
  • Commonwealth and State legislation relevant to the Royal Commission

Support for clients and professionals

Research and reports

  • Issue papers and submissions on a range of topics relevant to the work of the Royal Commission
  • Research to support the work of the Royal Commission. Six research programs are currently underway: Incidence and prevalence of child sexual abuse; The wider social landscape; Implementation challenges facing the Royal Commission; Published literature on the topic; The prosecution process; Establishing a database to inform the Royal Commission.
    • Published Reports - This includes a report written by Munro and Fish entitled 'Hear no evil, see no evil: Understanding failure to identify and report child sexual abuse in institutional contexts'
  • Reports on the Royal Commission's progress
  • Mental Health Australia - Fact sheet for mental health service providers
    Mental Health Australia has been working with the Royal Commission to develop a fact sheet for mental health service providers that features straightforward advice on how to help people to engage with the Royal Commission and tell their story, along with information on the importance of ensuring they are informed about complex trauma and its impacts.