The Graduate Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Young People is a proactive response to the current moral, social and political imperatives to secure the safety and wellbeing of all young people. It is designed to provide the opportunity for participants to develop knowledge and understandings of contemporary issues and responses to safeguarding children and young people, exploring the conditions and factors that facilitate or impede child-safe environments.

The course draws on research undertaken by ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS), as well as expertise from across the University’s four faculties and from its external partners. It is designed for graduates currently volunteering, working or seeking employment in areas that involve working with children and young people or in areas that address the legislative, regulatory and governance frameworks that regard their safety. It is for those who want to develop professional knowledge and understanding in creating and sustaining positive and preventative cultures and practices, and in responding effectively to the abuse of children and young people and the impact on families, friends and colleagues.

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