Institute of Child Protection Studies Report released by Royal Commission
Published: Monday 20th March 2017
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new report by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, regarding help-seeking needs and gaps for preventing child sexual abuse.
This research project aimed to explore:
The service needs and help-seeking behaviours of professionals, parents and community members concerned about the behaviour of an adult who is exhibiting potentially sexually harmful behaviour towards a child (including grooming, sexually inappropriate online behaviour and use of child pornography)
The help-seeking needs and behaviours of professionals, parents and community members concerned about a child who is exhibiting potentially sexual, harmful behaviour
The help-seeking needs and behaviours of individuals concerned that they may sexually harm or otherwise abuse a child
The functions and effectiveness of existing services tasked with responding to the needs of these target groups, including the knowledge, skills and abilities required of practitioners responding to target groups' service needs.