Safe and Sound: The Safety of Young People in Residential Care


Dr Tim Moore, Prof Morag McArthur, Steven Roche, Dr Jodi Death, Prof Clare Tilbury

Funding Source:

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse


This study builds on the Children’s Safety Study and explored the experiences of young people and their safety in residential care. It aimed to understand what young people believe institutions are doing to identify, prevent and respond to sexual abuse and problematic sexual behaviours among young people. The study included interviews with young people, and a workshop with young people and key stakeholders to develop a youth-centred response to sexual abuse.

For more information about this project, contact Dr Tim Moore.


Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Death, J., & Tilbury, C. (2016). Safe and sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney.