Child protection and respectful relationships education and best practice in school settings
|Ciara Smyth, Ilan Katz
|Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales
This report aims to inform planning for enhancements to current child protection education programs. It provides a detailed review of child protection education literature, resources, and expert advice, and includes: identification of the elements of best practice; review findings to date of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; review of current approaches and resources in child protection education; review of one-off school programs/performances; and consultation with stakeholders. It clearly and concisely distils and compares key elements, and identifies common themes and the most important issues in child protection education. The report concludes that the NSW Department of Education's approach to child protection education is generally consistent with best practice, but would benefit from inbuilt evaluation and some revision.