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Safe at Schools

Safe at school? Exploring safety and harm of students with cognitive disability.

CCYP - Safe at School image Students with cognitive disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than students without disability. This research project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better. The research was supplemented by an extensive analysis of relevant law and policy in this area.

The project resulted in a research report; and resources for students, families and professionals working with students who have cognitive disability.

Research team:

Dr Sally Robinson
Lel D'Aegher
Anne Graham
Dominique McGovern

This project was funded by a grant from the NSW Law and Justice Foundation.

Updated: 21 July 2015