Protection through participation: Involving children in child-safe organisations

Protection through participation: Involving children in child-safe organisations

Tim Moore

This webinar outlined practical tools and strategies for involving children in child-safe organisations.

Protection through participation

This webinar was held on 8 December 2016.

A full recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.

The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available under Event Resources on this page.

This webinar considered the nature and benefits of meaningful youth participation in practice, and looked at tools and strategies that can help adults and agencies draw on children’s expertise.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has uncovered significant abuse and harm experienced by children and young people within Australian institutions. Without a voice and without opportunities to shape how adults and institutions prevent and respond to their safety concerns, children and young people have been rendered powerless and vulnerable. As the Royal Commission deliberates on how institutions can become more child-safe, recent research stresses the value of engaging children and young people in participatory processes that inform, challenge and re-orient ways that adults and institutions keep children safe.

The feature image is by Loren Kerns, CC BY 2.0.

About the presenters

Tim Moore

Dr Tim Moore is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. For the past three years, Tim and his colleagues have spent time with children and young people conducting research for the Royal Commission that focuses on how to create child-informed responses to children’s safety concerns, including - but not limited to - child sexual abuse. As a former youth worker, Tim is committed to conducting research that influences practice, drawing on the lived experiences of children and young people most affected by policy and practice.