New research: Safety of young people in residential care
Published: Monday 23rd January 2017
The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) within the Faculty of Health Sciences has recently released a new research report; Safe and Sound: The safety of young people in residential care.
This study, commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 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. Twenty-seven participants aged 10 to 21 helped to conceptualise safety, identified their key sexual and non-sexual safety concerns, accounted for 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 settings.