Blame-shifting, confusion, cover-up: How Tasmanian schoolchildren were at risk of abuse for decades

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
November 12 2021 - 1:00am
The full independent inquiry into the Education Department's handling of child sexual abuse details a litany of policy failures spanning decades in Tasmania.

Policies that left teachers and principals confused about how to report sexual abuse, a lack of trust in Child Safety and police, and blame-shifting between departments were just some of the ways child sexual abuse was able to occur in Tasmanian public schools for decades.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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