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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


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.

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Funding: This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. The Foundation seeks to advance the fairness and equity of the justice system and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

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