Prof Daryl Higgins, Mr Douglas Russell

Project Manager:

Douglas Russell

Funding Source:



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.

Have a question?

We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday

If you’ve got a question, our AskACU team has you covered. You can search FAQs, text us, email, live chat, call – whatever works for you.

Live chat with us now

Chat to our team for real-time
answers to your questions.

Launch live chat

Visit our FAQs page

Find answers to some commonly
asked questions.

See our FAQs