The Royal Commission on Penal and Prison Discipline considered the problems posed by 'neglected' and criminal children in Victoria's industrial schools and reformatories. Its Report in August 1872 recommended that industrial schools be abolished, and replaced with a system of boarding-out.
Sources used to compile this entry: Swain, Shurlee, History of Australian inquiries reviewing institutions providing care for children, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney, October 2014, http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/documents/published-research/historical-perspectives-report-3-history-of-inquir.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 24 September 2009, Last modified: 14 August 2015