This research project explored what children and young people experience and think about safety in institutional contexts. Specifically, the study explored how children conceptualise and perceive the extent to which they are safe in institutions; their views on what gives rise to these perceptions; what they consider is already being done to respond to unsafe situations in institutions; and what else they think might lead to children being and feeling more safe.
This study was designed to inform the Royal Commission's work in assessing the effectiveness of current prevention programs by directly hearing children and young people's views and knowledge of safety issues, as well as how they think these issues can and should be addressed.
For more information about this project, contact Dr Tim Moore.
Moore, T., McArthur, M., Noble-Carr, D., & Barry, E. (2016). Children's views about safety in institutions. Research to Practice Series: Issue 12. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.