Australian Safe Kids and Young People Survey
for children and young people (10-18 years of age)
Child abuse prevention researchers at the Australian Catholic University Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) are seeking our support in relation to the development of the Australian Safe Kids and Young People (ASK-YP) survey.
Developed as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse, the survey offers organisations, a tool to ensure that the voices of children and young people can be included in decision making regarding the improvement of safeguarding and protective policies and procedures. This research has been commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
The survey has been created to be filled in by children and young people aged between 10-18, involved in parish activities e.g. altar service, attending mass, youth group, children’s liturgy, sacrament preparation.
Children 15 years of age or under, will require parental consent to complete the survey. This link
provides parents with information about the survey, how the data will be used and allows parents to provide consent before the child is able to complete the survey. Young people aged from 16 to 18 years of age, do not require parental consent.
The survey takes 15 to 20 minutes and can be completed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer. Click here to complete the survey.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses are anonymous and remain confidential.Please complete the survey by the 14th of March, 2019.
Your participation is very much appreciated and will helps us to understand the safeguarding concerns of children and young people across the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Franco, Senior Policy Advisor, Professional Standards Unit, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne who will be able to provide you with more information about the study and answer any questions about your child’s participation – 9926 5621 or via email to Linda Franco