About the study
National Office for Child Safety
The National Office for Child Safety (National Office) provides national leadership, working across governments and sectors, to deliver national policies and strategies to enhance children’s safety and reduce future harm to children. The National Office leads the development and implementation of national priorities recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission), including the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, Australian Government child safety policies (Commonwealth Child Safe Framework), a National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, as well as collaborative projects to improve data, research and information sharing to enhance child safety and wellbeing policy and practice. Key institutions which appeared before the Royal Commission also report annually to us on their progress in implementing Royal Commission recommendations.
Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to improving the social and economic wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities. DSS does this through the administration of a diverse range of policies, payments, programs and services. The department aims to support Australians through the welfare system and into jobs, so they have the opportunity to get ahead and build better lives for themselves and their families.
The department works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of these initiatives. DSS funds services and payments that assist families, children and older people, provide a safety net for those who cannot fully support themselves, enhance the wellbeing of people with high needs, assist those who need help with care, and support a diverse and harmonious society.
Australian Institute of Criminology
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice. The AIC informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy-relevant research of national significance, by generating a crime and justice evidence base, and by establishing a national knowledge centre. The AIC works with stakeholders both nationally and internationally to bring together a research knowledge base that is both qualitative and quantitative in nature. The AIC relies upon data provided by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments in order to undertake a large range of its research activities.
Social Research Centre
The ACMS is proud to partner with the Social Research Centre. The Social Research Centre (SRC) is owned by the Australian National University. It functions independently as a research centre to provide researchers with access to world class qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in the field of social good. The centre has 80 staff and a 126 station call centre using computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technology. SRC will be primarily responsible for the recruitment of the random telephone sample and the data collection of participant responses using the CATI technology.
The ACMS is proud to partner with the National Health and Medical Research Council, The Social Research Centre, and the Australian Government on this important project. For more information about our partners please click here.