IEUA has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for its targeted consultations, upholding the rights of members to fair treatment.
The submission reads in part:
“The IEUA acknowledges the failure of institutions in the past to adequately respond to and protect children from sexual abuse.
“The IEUA notes that significant changes have been made by jurisdictions across the country to better protect children and to provide backgrounds checks on people seeking to work with children.
“The IEUA believes that current ‘working with children’ background checks are operating effectively in Australian jurisdictions.
“The IEUA notes that the Royal Commission has identified information sharing between Australian jurisdictions as an area in which further work needs to be undertaken to further protect children and young persons.