Our safety counts: children and young people’s perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns

Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU), online 7 September 2016
Authors: Tim Moore, Morag McArthur, Jessica Heerde, Steven Roche, Patrick O’Leary
“Over the past three years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has explored the extent to which children and young people have been exposed to child sexual abuse, and considered some of the reasons why institutions have failed to actively prevent child sexual abuse and appropriately respond when children and young people have been harmed. Similar inquiries have consistently found that institutions have failed to appreciate children and young people’s views and experiences.  …This  study attempts  to  better understand children and young people’s perceptions of safety within institutions, and their views on how adults and institutions are responding to their safety needs.”
Find report here (PDF).