ICPS children's animation: Children's safety study

A child-friendly animation about children and young people's safety in institutions.

Authors: ICPS

In 2014, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commissioned the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, with colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, to develop an understanding of how children perceive safety and consider it within institutional contexts.

This child-friendly animation presents a brief summary of the findings of the study. The study explored:

  1. How children and young people conceptualise and perceive safety;
  2. Children and young people’s views on what gives rise to these perceptions;
  3. Children and young people’s perceptions of safety within institutions;
  4. What children and young people consider is already being done to respond to safety issues and risks in institutions;
  5. What children and young people consider should be done to respond to safety issues in institutions.

The study included focus groups with children and young people aged 4-18, and a national online survey, which was completed by 1480 young Australians.

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