Sex abuse by children against children a growing and significant problem, royal commission hears

Lots of figures here but clearly they are only the tip of the iceberg.

But Ms Furness also told the hearing that sexual abuse by children against children was a growing and significant issue in out-of-home care.

”The major focus should be on efforts to prevent child-to-child sexual abuse rather than caregiver child sexual abuse since this type likely represents the vast majority of observed child sexual abuse in out-of-home care,” she said.

Statistically we have known for a long time that child on child abuse is a significant percentage of all abuse. Clearly specialist education is required with a focus on this issue for children in out-of-home care.