Event Program


08.00 - 08:45


08:45 – 09:00




Dr Kieran Le Plastrier


09:00 - 9:10



9:15 - 10:15



Damien Rider

Damien is a survivor of childhood abuse. He shares his story of recovery found through the sea. A true inspiration!

Former Commissioner Fitzgerald


Former Commissioner Fitzgerald will present findings and recommendations, insights and direction, with reference to the future safety of children within Australia, including Legislative impact (both state and Federal), redress scheme and its implications for all service providers, preventative education and information. The aim is to begin the discussion for the implications for the future safety of children in Australia.

10:15 - 10:30        Morning Tea


10:35 - 10:50


10.55 - 11.40

Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Social Services

Government response to Royal Commission and Redress Scheme

Janet Schorer, NSW Children's Guardian

Quality Framework for Child Safe Organisations

Janet Schorer – NSW Children’s Guardian

11:45 - 12:15

Steve Kinmond, Community and Disability Services Commissioner & Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman

Reportable Conduct Scheme


12.15 - 1.15             lunch



1:20 - 2:05




2:10 - 2:55






3:00 - 3:45


                3.45 - 4.00                      Afternoon Tea



4:00 - 4.30




4.35 - 5.20









Detective Inspector Peter Yeomans, NSW Policing Perspective

Changes to investigation processes and the impacts of change in the handling of child cases as well as the changes to Policy Policy and Processes in the area of Children.


Lisa Flynn

Legal Sector response

Lisa heads the National Special Abuse Law Services of Shine Lawyers.  Lisa will share with us her expertise in this ever changing area and answer many questions that lawyers need answered in light of the new approaches to this part of the law.


Julie Inman Grant

ESafety Commissioner for Children

The area of digital safety is a concern for all Parents, Schools and other organisations that work with children.  Julie will provide you with the latest trends in digital safety. 



Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

Prevention Research and Trajectories of Recovery

Dr Kieran Le Plastrier – Prevention of Child Abuse and promotion of good mental health and safety for children

Panel Format

Cathy Lovell, Head of School Services, Division Head: Workplace Management at the Association of Independent Schools of NSW

Rabbi Mendel Kastel, CEO Jewish House

Detective Sergeant Rachel Fawcett, and a survivor of child abuse have 5 minutes for setting context of their expertise and key highlights from the Commission.  

Panel will then respond to curated questions from the delegates on a range of issues and reflections from the Commission and impact for organisations and governments.


Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

Thanks & Close