Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults: Reference Information
The information listed on this webpage has informed ACU’s commitments to protecting children and vulnerable adults.
- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) statement that nurturing and caring for children is a cornerstone of human progress and that children and vulnerable adults in our society have the right to be protected from harm.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study which links adverse experiences in childhood to long-term health and social consequences.
- NSW Commission for Children and Young People and the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre, University of Western Sydney (2007). “Ask the children: overview of children's understandings of wellbeing” which outlines the findings of a study which informs our understanding of child-safe and child-friendly environments.
- Child protection Australia 2013–14, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Child Welfare Series No 61 which is a comprehensive report on state and territory child protection and support services.
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Developing an understanding of how children understand and experience safety in institutions. This research project funded by the Royal Commission was conducted by ACU Institute for Child Protection Studies in partnership with Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology.
- Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business: National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 — Third Action Plan 2015–2018
- Royal Commission into Institution Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Policy and Research
- Wortley, RK; Smallbone, S; (2006) Applying situational principles to sexual offending against children. In: Wortley, R and Smallbone, S, (eds.) Situational prevention of child sexual abuse.
- Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2 (3), 222- 235. doi:10.5502/ijw.v2i3.4