It is a troubling fact that children and young people are at risk of sexual abuse in places where they should expect to be safe – their school, sports club, church and other youth-serving organisations. Organisations are taking steps to improve children’s safety and are implementing many changes to become safer for children and young people.
The Institute of Child Protection Studies, at the Australian Catholic University, developed the Children and Young People’s Safety project as an on-going research engagement tool to support organisations to develop and improve their child-safe culture. This is the first report from the research that outlines findings about children and young people’s views of safety and adult safeguarding capabilities.
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.