Monthly Archives: April 2015

The introduction of failure to disclose and failure to protect offences in Victoria

In April 2012, The Victorian Government initiated a landmark inquiry into handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The inquiry’s final report Betrayal of Trust was tabled in Parliament on 13 November 2013 and contained recommendations which included the  introduction of criminal offences for failing to disclose and to protect in regard to child sex abuse.