Seminar recording: Being safe, feeling safe

ICPS seminar recording about children's perceptions and experiences of safety within institutional contexts

Authors: Dr Tim Moore, Emeritus Professor Morag McArthur

Presented by Dr Tim Moore and Professor Morag McArthur, from the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, this 2015 seminar for the ACU Learning Sciences Institute Australia explores children’s perceptions and experiences of safety within institutional contexts.

It is based on the findings of a study conducted by the ACU Institute of Child Protection Studies, with colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, which 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:

  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.

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