Authors: Dr Tim Moore
Developed by Dr Tim Moore from the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, this Practice Paper provides practical guidance for organisations about how to involve children in child-safe organisations. It draws on the Children’s Safety Study, which considered children’s perceptions of safety, their safety needs and how well they believed adults and institutions protected them from harm. The paper also describes tools that can be used to talk to children and young people about their safety, and ways that adults and institutions can respond.
The Children’s Safety Study was conducted by the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, with colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, and was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The study aimed to develop an understanding of how children perceive safety and consider it within institutional contexts.
The study explored:
Dr Moore also delivered a webinar for Child Family Community Australia on the topic of ‘protection through participation’ (see related resources).
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