Illustraiton of children including kids with disability

A new practitioner resource, Understanding safeguarding practices for children with disability when engaging with organisations, is available from the Australian Institute of Family Sudies website. The resource notes that children with disability, as a group, have a nearly four times higher risk of experiencing violence than their non-disabled peers.

This can relate to how care is provided, the effect of impairment, as well as the sparsity of available programs to support children, their families and organisations.

Safeguarding strategies include provision of protective behaviours information and education for children with disability, recognising the importance of listening to children's voices, and embracing a community of practice approach.

Access the resource online

Subscribe to our e-news updates - all the info you need in one place, delivered to your Inbox once a week.