Published: Monday 12th February 2018
- Research and Resources: Access to a range of research reports and resources, including our research for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
- Practice Tools: Over the coming months, the Institute of Child Protection Studies will be providing resources to support organisations to keep children and young people safe.
- Qualifications and Professional Learning: ACU provides a range of formal learning opportunities for new students and professionals seeking to develop specific skills and knowledge related to safeguarding children and young people.
- Self-Assessment: The Institute of Child Protection Studies will be providing surveys and other resources that organisations can use to self-assess their progress towards supporting conditions of safety in organisations for children and young people (subject to a fee and sign-up procedure).
- Researcher Profiles: Find out more about the expertise of ACU staff relating to the safety and wellbeing of children.
The ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies developed the Australian Safe Kids and Young People Survey (ASK-YP Survey), which measures how safe children and young people feel within organisations; the extent to which children and young people believe organisations demonstrate that they are child-safe; the organisation’s responses to safety issues and risks and barriers to safety within institutions; and how children and young people believe they and their organisations would respond if a child or young person was harmed.
We are inviting organisations to register to use the ASK-YP survey to gauge and monitor children’s perceptions of safety within their own institution. Organisations may include individual services, clubs, teams, schools, or groups; organisations and services that work across a range of locations, jurisdictions and service contexts; membership organisations such as sector peaks, industry groups, federated bodies and clusters of services and programs; and funding bodies and government agencies that contract services, supports and programs delivered to children and young people. The ASK-YP survey, which has been peer-reviewed by the ACU Human Research Ethics Committee, can assist organisations to assess children and young people’s perceptions of safety within their organisation, and track changes over time.
NEW Research and Resources
- Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: The final report of a project which aimed to examine the specific dynamics of child sexual abuse and their implications for prevention and early intervention.
- How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep children safe? A journal article with a focus on situational crime prevention.
- Risk profiles for institutional child sexual abuse: A literature review for the Royal Commission, synthesising international evidence regarding risk and protective factors related to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
- Child maltreatment in organisations – risk factors and strategies for prevention: A paper examining recent literature on child maltreatment in organisational settings
- It’s leaders who are failing children: An online article highlighting the need for organisational leaders to respond accordingly to the Royal Commission, to maximise the opportunity for sustainable change.
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