Australian Survey for Kids and Young People are calling for young people to help keep kids safe

The Children’s Safety Study, commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is calling for young people aged between 10 – 18 to take part in an online survey.

The Australian Survey for Kids and Young People (ASK-YP) researchers are investigating what children and young people believe they need to be and feel safe in institutions, such as schools, sports teams, camps, church groups, hospitals, and other youth services and programs.

In 2014, researchers from ACU, UQ and Griffith University spoke to over 120 children and young people aged from four to 18 about safety and have come up with a list of recommendations that are perceived to be essential for keeping kids safe.

The ASK-YP survey will test out those ideas with children and young people to ascertain how well institutions are performing in keeping kids safe and responding when they’re not.

The findings are designed to assist the sector to better meet the needs of children and young people and deal with any gaps that might emerge.

The national survey is anonymous and parental consent is required. To find out more and access the survey or email: askyp@acu.edu.au.