Douglas qualified as a primary school teacher 15 years ago, and has worked across Australia, the UK and in Dubai - teaching students from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As well as working as a behaviour therapist with children with developmental disabilities, Douglas has most recently lectured at the tertiary level with a focus on teaching and research in developmental psychology.
Douglas is involved in Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) research regarding the participation of children and young people in child safety studies, as well as managing the Safeguarding Children and Young People Portal on the ICPS website.
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
For further information on crisis responses and reporting child abuse and neglect, see: Australian Institue of Family Studies website.