Child safety

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Conference proceedings

ADM in child and family services: mapping what is happening and what we know

This paper reports on the proceedings of a workshop entitled ADM in child and family services: mapping what is happening and what we know, held on the 24 November 2020. The workshop brought together international experts and on-the-ground sector stakeholders to provide an overview of...
Article

New child safety standards: regulation with standards and why the mission is important

Regulatory standards are an effective way for regulators to address harms across society, and Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards aim to address issues on abuse within institutions. This article outlines how regulators will use the standards to create safer environments for children.
Guide

10 National Principles for child safe organisations: a guide for psychologists

This resource offers suggestions on how to promote child safety by working with the professional and support staff in an organisation. Each page outlines one of the 10 National Principles and gives examples of how to apply to practice and strengthen processes to improve safety...
Policy

Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards

New Child Safe Standards to strengthen child safety will commence in Victoria on 1 July 2022. This policy document outlines the changes that organisations covered by the Standards will need to enact to comply.
Report

Keeping our kids safe: cultural safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

This resource is intended to support organisations engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations in a culturally-safe way.
Report

Children and young people’s safety: 2018-2020 report

The Children and Young People’s Safety (CAYPS) project is an on-going research engagement tool, developed by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, at the Australian Catholic University. The findings in this report are based on data collected for CAYPS during 2018-2020
Report

Expenditure on children in the Northern Territory: study report

This report looks at how the safety and wellbeing of children in the Northern Territory can be improved. The focus is on how the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments can work better together to fund services.
Report

Protecting the age of innocence

Access to online pornography and wagering would be restricted through mandatory age verification, under the recommendations in this Social Policy and Legal Affairs committee report.
Report

New Zealand children’s experiences of online risks and their perceptions of harm

This research report presents findings from a quantitative study regarding different aspects related to risks and online safety. It looks at the online experiences that children find bothersome and upsetting and explores the hurtful behaviours they encounter or engage in, both online and in person.
Briefing paper

NSW children and young people in out-of-home care in 2018: a summary of their views and experiences

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Guide

Complaint handling guide: upholding the rights of children and young people

This guide is made up of nine separate guidelines reflecting the key considerations for implementing an effective complaint management system which upholds the rights of children and young people. There is a range of practical tips throughout the guide. Additional advice and tools can be...
Report

Making organisations safer for children

This report provides details about what the new child safe scheme in New South Wales could look like. The proposed regulatory approach reflects the overwhelming call from stakeholders for support and guidance to build organisational capability to become child safe, while also incorporating the need...
Discussion paper

Online harms white paper

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.
Discussion paper

Online Safety Charter - consultation paper

This consultation paper includes a draft Online Safety Charter. This draft Charter includes a set of proposed expectations or standards for technology firms regarding online safety.
Report

Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the blue card system

This report focuses on recommendations to improve the blue card system, Queensland's term for working with children checks.
Report

Taking stock and moving ahead: a report on consultative forums on the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020

This report presents findings from ten forums conducted between March and May 2017 to promote understanding about the National Framework and to seek views on ways to improve child safety and wellbeing in Australia.
Guide

Protection through participation: involving children in child-safe organisations

Drawing from the Children's Safety Study, a study that considered children's perceptions of safety, their safety needs and how well they believed adults and institutions protected them from harm, this paper provides practical guidance based on what children and young people have said themselves, as...
Report

Safe and sound: the safety of young people in residential care

This research report presents the findings of a study that explored the safety of young people in residential care. Commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this study aimed to understand what young people believe institutions are doing to identify...
Briefing paper

Our safety counts: key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - Help-seeking and institutional responses to safety concerns

The Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This issue presents the key findings from the...
Briefing paper

Our safety counts: key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - Perceptions of interpersonal safety and characteristics of safe institutions

The Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This release, Issue 13, presents the key findings...