Prof Daryl Higgins, Mr Douglas Russell
To develop a reliable and rigorous measure of staff (and volunteer) capabilities in relation to preventing child sexual abuse. While existing measures focus on the education and medical sectors, with questions related to perceived knowledge and attitudes towards reporting laws, this project aims to create a broader tool which effectively measures staff capabilities across all youth-serving organisations.
Russell, D., & Higgins, D. (2019). Safeguarding capabilities in preventing child sexual abuse: Exploratory factor analysis of a scale measuring safeguarding capabilities in youth-serving organizations’ workers. Child Maltreatment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519870253