Report – Feeling safe, being safe.

The report was undertaken by the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The report found that children and young people expressed being safe as feeling safe and secure; being protected; not being hurt; not trusting strangers and having some control of their situation.

Factors that help children and young people with disability and high support needs feel and be safe included being in a secure space (for most, home), having friends and feeling known and valued.

To read this report go to the Child Family Community Australia website.