The Safety Project focus group for service providers and professionals at N...
What helps young people with disability to be and feel safe?
~ Morning tea provided ~
If you work with young people with disability and would like to participate in our focus group, please come along and share your insights.
If you have any accessibility requirements, or would like more information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 6620 3062.
What is the aim of The Safety Project research?
This research aims to develop an in-depth understanding of what helps young people with disability to feel and be safe. This knowledge will support the development of policy and practice which better recognises incoming models of support for young people with disability in both specialist disability and mainstream systems. The research is also important because we are focusing on promoting the personal safety of young people with disability.
Who would be interested in the service provider focus group?
You might be a support worker or manager of a disability support service, employment service or youth service. You might be a therapist working with young people, or someone whose creative, sporting, recreational or social work involves young people with disability. You might also be a government worker or a policy maker.
In the professionals’ focus groups, we will discuss how you think young people with disability understand safety, how you support them in this understanding, and how you respond to their concerns about their own safety. The focus group will last for a maximum of two hours.
What will happen with my contribution?
Your contribution will be treated confidentially. All the information will be analysed to develop new knowledge about safety of young people with disability and address existing gaps in research and policy.
Final reports will be developed which draw together the research findings on the facilitators and barriers to safety for young people and implications for policy, practice and communities. Standard and child friendly, easy English versions will be written, with the assistance of CCYP’s Young People’s Research Advice Group and project partners. These reports can be sent to you, and will be put on our website so they are available to everyone.
What else do I need to know?
The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by Southern Cross University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number ECN-15-321). Any complaints about the ethical conduct of this research should be addressed in writing to the Ethics Complaints Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore, NSW, 2480, email: email@example.com. All complaints are investigated fully and according to due process under the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and this University. Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and you will be informed of the outcome.
We are also asking for your assistance to make contact with young people aged 16-25 and living with as disability. If you know a young person who may be interested in participating, please let them know about our research and how to contact us: call 02 6620 3062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.