Understanding safeguarding from the perspective of children and the workforce gives organisations insights that can inform the way to a safer child-safe environment.

We help organisations run surveys to gather evidence about how safe children feel, and how capable staff feel about their role in safeguarding children. Our two surveys are suitable for any organisation that serves the needs of children and young people in areas such as education, sport, faith, culture and community, youth justice, social services.

These surveys can help your organisation gauge how safe children feel. They can also offer insights into their level of confidence in the ability of adults and organisations to respond to their safety concerns.

Your organisation can use the findings to help develop stronger conditions of safety for the children and young people you serve. The unique insights can take you to the next level – a stronger culture of safety that protects children and young people from grooming and sexual abuse.

The surveys form part the Children and Young People’s Safety research. Access to the survey tools and support is subject to a fee and a sign-up procedure.

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Children’s Safety Survey

Hear directly from children about how safe they feel in your organisation.

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Safeguarding Capabilities Survey

Measure your workforce capabilities in preventing and responding to safeguarding concerns.

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About Children and Young People’s Safety

Background to the Children and Young People’s Safety research.

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Reports and infographics

Findings and child-friendly reports on what we have learned from participating organisations. 

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Survey demonstration

See how the surveys work and how you can apply them in your organisation.

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Tools for participating organisations

See how child safety in your organisation aligns with the Australian National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

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Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

This portal is aimed at people working in youth-serving organizations to help them better prevent and respond to harm to children.

If you would like to talk to a trained professional about what you’ve seen on the Portal, or need help, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, call Police on 000.

Emergency and safety

Further information

For further information on crisis responses and reporting child abuse and neglect, see: Australian Institue of Family Studies website.

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