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Table of Contents
                            Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Terms of reference
Explanatory note
Summary
	The Inquiry’s approach and conduct
	Sexual abuse of children in State care
	Response of the State andrecommendations
	Prevention
	Someone to tell
	Responding to disclosures
	Children in State care who run away
	Supporting adults who make disclosures of child sexual abuse
	Deaths of children in State care
List of recommendations
CISC 1 - Approach and conduct
	Contents
	Establishment
	Raising awareness
		Aboriginal people
		Elderly people
		People with disabilities
		Youth
		Prisoners
	Determining who was a child in State care
		How a child was placed in State care
		Assessing whether a witness was a child in State care
	The process of examining allegations
	Provision of support
	Witness support
	Reporting on the failure of the State
	The method of State record keeping
	Reporting on measures to assist and support victims
	How allegations are presented
CISC 2 - Statistics
	Contents
	Evidence and information to the Inquiry
	Allegations of child sexual abuse
	Allegations of child sexual abuse made by children in State care
	Evidence
	Referrals to the police
	Referrals for counselling
	Deaths of children in State care
	Records
	Staff
CISC 3 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Introduction
	A history of types of care for children in State care
		CISC 3.1 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Institutional care
			Contents
			History
			Summary of institutional care allegations
			Government institutions
				Seaforth Home, 1921–75
				Glandore Industrial School / Glandore Children’s Home, 1950–73
				Struan Farm School, Naracoorte, 1947–69
			Non-government institutions
				Farr House, Anglican Church, 1860–1982
				Kennion House, Anglican Church, 1886–1984
				St Vincent de Paul Orphanage (Goodwood Orphanage), Catholic Church, 1866–1975
				Convent of the Good Shepherd (The Pines), Catholic Church, 1941–74
				Salvation Army Boys Home (Eden Park),1900–82
				Salvation Army Girls Home / Fullarton Children’s Home, 1900–1986
				Salvation Army Boys Home, Kent Town, 1929–72
			Homes for Aboriginal children
				Koonibba Children’s Home, 1913–63
				Gerard Mission Children’s Dormitory, 1946–61
				Colebrook Home, 1927–81
				Campbell House Farm School, Meningie, 1959–63
				Kurbingai Hostel, 1958–62
				Oodnadatta Children’s Home, 1924–27, 1946–74
				Otherway House, 1983–84
			Homes for children with disabilities
				Lochiel Park Boys Training Centre / Community Unit, 1958–present
				Minda, 1898–present
				Hospitals
		CISC 3.2 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Smaller group care
			Contents
			History
			Summary of smaller group care allegations
			Government cottage homes
				Clark Cottage, 1963–79
				Merrilama Cottage, 1960–79
				Hay Cottage, 1968–79
				Fullarton Cottage, 1970–79
				Stirling Cottage, 1962–79
				Pleasant Avenue Cottage, Glandore, 1975–79
				Slade Cottage, Glandore / Somerton Park, 1973–88
				Southern Region Group Home, Glenelg 1979–81, Glandore 1981–90
			Non-government cottage homes
				Smith Street Cottage, 1976–84, and Kennion Cottage, 1984–unknown
				Rose Cottage, 1988–93
			Government hostels
				Allambi Girls Hostel, 1947–77
				Davenport House, 1964–77
				Elizabeth Grace Hostel, 1972–79
				Nindee Hostel 1971–present
				Kumanka Boys Hostel, 1946–80
				Stuart House 1964–90 / North Adelaide Community Unit, 1990–97
			Youth shelters
				Exodus Youth Shelter, 1985–unknown
				Unit Living, Marion, 1974–90
		CISC 3.3 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Residential care units.pdf
			Contents
			History
			Summary of residential care units allegations
				Gilles Plains Community Unit, 1979–90; Gilles Plains Assessment Unit, 1992–present
				Hay Community Unit, 1979–88
				Clarence Park Assessment Unit, 1989-90 – 91-92
				Northern Region Admission Unit, 1979–90
				Southern Region Admission Unit, 1979–90
				Central / Western Region AdmissionUnit, 1979–86
				Sturt Assessment Unit, 1995–present
				Enfield Community Unit, 1990–present
				Campbelltown Community Unit (Cornerways), 1995–present
				North Adelaide Community Unit, 1990–97
		CISC 3.4 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Foster care
			Contents
			History
			Summary of foster care allegations
			1940s–50s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			1960s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
				An account of two siblings
			1970s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			1980s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			1990–2004
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
		CISC 3.5 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Family home
			Contents
			History
			Summary of family home allegations
			1940s–60s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			1970s
				Evidence from females
				An account of three sisters
				Evidence from males
			1980s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			1990s
				Evidence from females
				Evidence from males
			2000s
				Evidence from females
		CISC 3.6 - Allegations of sexual abuse - Secure care
			Contents
			History
			Summary of secure care allegations
			Secure care for boys
				Boys Reformatory, Magill, 1869–1967
				McNally Training Centre, 1967–79
				South Australian Youth Training Centre (SAYTC), 1979–93
				Magill Training Centre, 1993–present
				Brookway Park, 1965–78
			Secure care for girls
				Vaughan House, 1947–79
			Secure care for boys and girls
				Windana Remand Home, 1965–75
				South Australian Youth Remand and Assessment Centre (SAYRAC), 1979–93
			Secure care for adults
				Adelaide Gaol (1841–1988) and YatalaLabour Prison (1854–present)
CISC 4 - State response
	Contents - 1
	Contents - 2
	Contents - 3
	Child sexual abuse
	Sexual abuse of children in State care
	The role of the State Government in child protection
		The 20th century
		2003: Layton report
		2004: Keeping them safe – State response to child protection
		2005: Rapid response – State response to protection of children in State care
		2006: Keeping them safe – in our care: State response to protection of children in State care
		Guardian for Children and Young People
		Commitment to reform
		Crisis and resources
	Prevention of sexual abuse of children in State care
		Prevention through early intervention
			Prevention through early intervention: Aboriginal children and young people
		Training of educators
		Educating children and young people
			Educating children and young people in State care
		Child safe environments
			National screening
			South Australian organisations
			Screening by Families SA
		Empowering children and young peoplein care
			Empowering children and young people in care with disabilities
			A community responsibility
		Prevention programs
			Stopping the offender
			Offenders in custody
			Young people in the community
			Adults in the community
	Promoting disclosure by children in State care of sexual abuse
		The importance of the caseworker
		Training of social workers
		The importance of suitable and stable placements
		Training of carers
		Caring for children and young people with disabilities
		Caring for Aboriginal children and young people
	Responding to a disclosure by a child in State care of sexual abuse
		Responding to notifications of child sexual abuse
		Investigating notifications of sexual abuse of children and young people in care
		The need for a therapeutic response
		Helping the carers to care
		Individual advocacy
		Independent individual advocacy
		Complaints by current and former children and young people in care
		The criminal justice system
			Police response
			Proceeding to trial
			Children and young people with disabilities
		Alternatives to proceeding to trial
	Adult disclosures of sexual abuse when a child in State care
		Long-term effects of child sexual abuse in care
		The difficulty of disclosure by adults of child sexual abuse in care
		Motivations for disclosing to the Inquiry
		Acknowledgment / apology
		After the Inquiry: listening to adult survivors of child sexual abuse in care
		Existing organisations relevant to adults who were sexually abused as children
		Ongoing services for adults who were sexually abused as children in care
		A free specialist service for adults who were sexually abused in care
		Redress schemes and other services
		Investigation and prosecution of allegedperpetrators
CISC 5 - Child deaths in State care
	Contents
	Deaths of children in State care
	Method of investigation
		Determining the number of children who died in State care
			Information sources
			Generating a single list from the department
			Omissions in department information
		Determining the cause of death of children in State care
			Deficiencies in departmental records
			Coronial records
			Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages
	Deaths after release from State care
	Deaths in State care
		Deaths in institutional care
		Deaths in foster care/other placements
		Deaths of children who had absconded from State care
		Deaths of children on probation to family
	Other issues
		Unmarked graves
	Recommendations regarding deaths
		Central database
		Maintaining files
		Funding for legal representationat coronial inquests
CISC 6 - Keeping adequate records
	Contents
	The Inquiry: requesting, viewing and storing records
	Inadequate records
	Adequate records
		The importance of keeping adequate childhood records
	Inadequate records
		Departmental records
		Institutions and secure care facilities
	Retention and destruction of filesrelating to children in State care
	Recommendations regarding records
CISC - Appendices
	Advisory committees to the Inquiry
	Legislative history of sexual offences
	General and expert witnesses
	Written submissions
	Witness support services
	Staff of the Inquiry
	The Department for Families and Communities and its predecessors
	List of abbreviations
                        

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