Delphi Study on Principles of Child Safe Organisations

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is examining what makes organisations ‘child safe’. To strengthen this review, the Royal Commission engaged the Social Policy Research Centre and the Parenting Research Centre to undertake an adapted Delphi Study to obtain advice, opinion and consensus from a panel of independent experts on what should constitute key principles, elements and sub-elements of child safe organisations. Researchers asked the experts about the importance and general achievability of identified elements of child safe organisations, as well as about the associated costs and risks of implementing certain practices or processes considered important to ensuring child safety. The research used an adapted Delphi study methodology, designed to elicit the advice, opinions and consensus of the panel on what should constitute the key principles, elements and sub-elements of child safe organisations. The Delphi approach was modified to accommodate the comprehensive elements document drafted by the Royal Commission, and allow the study to be administered over two survey rounds.

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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Key elements of child safe organisations: Research study (PDF)

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