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Australian Safeguarding Network - Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 11am - 12pm





Abuse in Organisations:
Prevention is Better for Everyone






The Australian Safeguarding Network is proud to present a free online webcast on Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 11am - 12pm (AEDT)





In response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, many organisations have redoubled their efforts to ensure they respond properly to known or suspected incidents of abuse. Less attention has been given to how organisations might prevent abuse from occurring in the first place. This webcast outlines a prevention framework that focuses more on identifying risky places and activities, than on trying to detect risky individuals.








Professor Stephen Smallbone worked as a prison psychologist before joining Griffith University in 1998, and is now a Professor at the Griffith Criminology Institute. Stephen’s research-practice team is concerned primarily with understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse.

Stephen has provided expert evidence to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry and the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations, and was engaged by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as an independent expert witness in two of the Commission’s public hearings.




His publications include the books:



  • Situational prevention of child sexual abuse (Criminal Justice Press, 2006)


  • Preventing child sexual abuse: Evidence, policy and practice (Willan, 2008)


  • Internet child pornography: Causes, investigation and prevention (Praeger, 2012).




About the Australian Safeguarding Network

The Australian Safeguarding Network has been established to provide a collegiate forum for safeguarding professionals to network and collaborate on keeping people at risk safe. The Network will share good practice, latest research, guidance, legislation, case studies, training opportunities and more with people directly engaged in safeguarding.

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