Safeguarding Capabilities in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (SCIPCSA) – Developing a valid measuring tool

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at Australian Catholic University is developing a safeguarding capabilities survey which can be used by researchers and organisations alike to  gain a better understanding of staff and volunteers’ knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes and awareness of policies and procedures regarding child sexual abuse and its prevention.

To take part, participants would simply need to complete two online surveys, one month apart. The first survey (to be completed in August) would take 20-25 minutes, while the second survey a month later would take approximately 10-15 minutes. The project has received ethical approval from ACUs Human Research Ethics Committee.

Organisations or individuals who are interested in taking part should email to register their interest, after which a link to the survey will be sent in early August.

Anyone with questions regarding the project should contact the project manager, Douglas Russell on 03-92308398 or

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