Dialog Box

How to create conditions of safety in your organisation

Hear from Prof Higgins on the importance of creating conditions of safety in organisational environments and culture, and how situational factors can increase or decrease the risk of harm to children and young people.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time)

Wednesday 13th May, 2020

Online

Registrations for this event are closed.

Please note, the time advertised is according to AEST.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse demonstrated that the abuse of children in organisations has not simply been a result of the actions of individual perpetrators, rather it was possible because of a variety of contributing organisational factors.


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Some people would say there’s only a few rotten apples – that’s not true. In the abuse that we saw there were systemic issues that gave rise to the abuse and allowed that abuse to be sustained.

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Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald, former Commissioner with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse


In this webinar, Prof Higgins will share his knowledge and insight on the importance of creating conditions of safety in organisational environments and culture, and how situational factors can increase or decrease the risk of harm to children and young people in organisations.

Prof Higgins will focus on key safeguarding strategies that aim to prevent harm to children and young people by minimizing situations and opportunities for perpetrators, and in turn building a child safe culture based on resilience.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand how organisational environments can facilitate or prevent opportunities for harm to children
  • Enhance your understanding of how to manage situational risks aimed to reduce the risk of harm to children in your organisation
  •  Learn how to foster a positive culture in your organisation that provides a safe environment for children and young people
Who should attend our conditions of safety in organisations webinar?

This webinar is designed for professionals who work or engage with children or young people at their workplace. The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations are applicable to organisations in Australia where children and young people spend time, including but not limited to community services, education, health, retail, not-for-profit, sports and other industries.

About the child safety expert

Professor Daryl Higgins, Phd, MAPS
Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

A registered psychologist, Prof Higgins has been researching child abuse impacts and prevention, family violence and family functioning for 25 years.

Prior to joining ACU, Prof Higgins was the Deputy Director (Research) at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, where he had responsibility for the research program, knowledge translation and exchange functions focusing on issues affecting families in Australia.

Prof Higgins has contributed to over 240 publications (including 75 peer-review journal articles) and more than 400 presentations and media engagements. 

He has extensive experience in managing and supervising research, and has led projects looking at child abuse and neglect, child protection, children in out-of-home care, child-safe organisations, family law and allegations of child abuse, disability and family care, welfare reform, family and interpersonal violence, jobless families, past adoption and forced family separation practices, and community development approaches to child and family welfare issues.

Cost

This webinar comes at no extra cost to Community of Practice members. Please make sure you use the same email address that your Community of Practice membership is registered with, to make sure you are not charged for this webinar.

 For non-members, it's $55 (GST inclusive). If you would like to sign up for an individual Community of Practice membership, gain access to all webinars in the series, as well as Good Practice Guides, policy updates and much more, please click here

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