James McDougall, Dr Sheridan Kerr (Institute of Child Protection Studies), Alasdair Roy OAM (Child Rights Specialist/Consultant Psychologist)


Marist College Canberra


To develop safeguarding and respectful relationships in a Catholic school community

Project details

Marist College Canberra is an independent Roman Catholic primary and secondary day school for boys, founded in 1968 by the Marist Brothers. The College has developed a Respectful Relationships Framework to guide its work to support respectful relationships within the school community. The project investigators have supported the roll out of the Framework with advice, support and evaluation using a co-design methodology to build better safeguarding and respect in the school community.


As the Framework is rolled out, students, teachers, staff, parents and  families across all year levels will improve their knowledge of respectful relationships. This will happen against a backdrop of the whole organisation being more informed about safeguarding practices and actively supporting respectful relationships in a faith-based school environment. It may well be a model for other faith-based communities.


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