Animated videos present findings of Royal Commission Kids Safety Studies
Published: Friday 12th May 2017
Between 2013 and 2016, the Institute of Child Protection Studies was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to conduct two studies, which spoke directly to children and young people about their views, perceptions and experiences of safety in institutions. These studies were conducted in partnership with colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
The first study, Developing an understanding of how children understand and experience safety in institutions, explored what children and young people think about safety in institutional contexts, and included focus groups and a national online survey. This also prompted a nested study conducted by Southern Cross University, which spoke to young people with disability.
The following animation presents the findings of this study and the nested study:
The second study, Safe and Sound: the Safety of Young People in Residential Care, was completed in 2016. This study spoke directly to children and young people in residential care, who conceptualised safety, identified their key sexual and non-sexual safety concerns, identified the ways that they believed residential care units were preventing and responding to abuse-related issues, and made suggestions on what they believed might be done to better keep them safe within residential care settings.