Title

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

Document Type

Report

Publication details

NSW Law and Justice Foundation 2014, 'Safe at school? Exploring safety and harm of students with cognitive disability in and around school', report prepared by S Robinson & D McGovern, Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross Univesity, Lismore, NSW. ISBN: 9780980382396

Published version available from:

http://ccyp.scu.edu.au/download.php?doc_id=16246&site_id=1954&file_ext=.pdf

Abstract

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.