Media Release from Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher: $22.5m for Centre for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

This is a partial republication of a media release from the Federal Minister for Social Services Paul Fletcher:

The Federal Government has announced $22.5 million in the 2019-20 Federal Budget towards the establishment of the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said the National Centre for Excellence will be focused on preventing child sexual abuse, reducing the associated stigma, as well as raising awareness and understanding of the impacts of child sexual abuse.

The National Centre was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed the Federal Government in October 2018.

The $22.5 million commitment will form a one-off grant over five years for the establishment and ongoing costs of the National Centre.

It is understood there will be further consultation on the scope, location, functions and governance arrangements of the National Centre.