Personal Safety Australia
Personal Safety Australia (PSA) is a Brisbane-based education, training and consultancy organisation operating throughout Australia to maximise the safety, and enhance the wellbeing, of all people.
PSA exclusively provide training in the Safe Start: Protective Behaviours for Children and Young People (Safe Start) program, complementing the suite of Safe Start resources available from Children's Safety Australia Inc.
As part of PSA’s commitment to equipping, empowering and inspiring those most vulnerable, 10% of all profit after tax is donated to our non-profit sister organisation and registered charity, Children's Safety Australia Inc.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in
2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic abduction and suspected murder of their 13 year old
son Daniel in December 2003.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc is very active in implementing ‘Harm Prevention’ initiatives. Indeed, this area of their work has increased to form a major proportion of their time, energies and available funding. The Foundation is committed to teaching personal safety to the young and vulnerable in our community by providing these important skills, free of charge and easily accessible to everyone in Australia.
The Foundation’s Vision
All too often, children are the innocent victims in our sometimes cruel society. The events surrounding Daniel’s disappearance have strengthened a community in their resolve to ensure that this type of tragedy never occurs again. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s belief and vision is one that also incorporates a future where all children are provided with protection, education and support in their lives.
The objectives of the foundation are simple and wide reaching across many facets of our community.
1. To educate children regarding their personal
safety (including abduction)
2. To assist victims of crime, particularly where crime involves children
3. To continue the search for Daniel
4. To raise funds from public and Government entities to support the above objectives
5. To provide a vehicle to attract funding from State and Federal bodies and to establish and maintain a public fund to attract public donations and bequests
Day for Daniel
To promote the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s aims of making the world a safer place for our children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel
is held, involving schools and local communities. In 2009
up to 500,000 school aged children are expected to
participate on a local level.
A variety of activities are suggested and these range from
a talk about internet safety in class, a presentation by a
school based police officer, completing an interactive educational program like ‘Being Safety Smart”, watching
our DVD titled ‘Foundation Red’ or participating in a
Community Walk. These education activities are
designed to provide life skills for children in a fun
and informative manner without the fear factor.
The Foundation encourages a red flavour be incorporated in the
day – a colour which links Daniel’s story in a discrete
way to the importance of child safety education. Day for Daniel is not a memorial day – it is a
learning day for our children.
Protecting Kids is Our Game
Protecting Kids is Our Game was created in 2006 out of a need for a new, child-centred approach to Protective Behaviours and comprehensive, practical resources to effectively teach children the themes, core concepts and strategies of the Protective Behaviours Programme.
Access the site to subscribe to a free monthly enewsletter, order a range of children's safety resources including posters, stickers, wristbands, books, a great CD 'Sing Yourself Safe' and game. Protecting Kids is Our Game also provide a suite of training for teachers, parents and carers.
Bullying in Schools
Bullying in Schools is an Australian website that raises awareness about bullying in schools, informs people about the research that has been done in the area and intends to help schools, children and parents in practical ways to overcome the serious problem of bullying. It is of special interest to educators, children and parents.
The site includes information about: bystander intervention; what is known about bullying in schools; how harmful bullying is; how cases of bullying are being handled by schools; how sucessful anti-bullying programs can be; what schools can do; and what parents can do. The site is written by Dr Ken Rigby, Australia’s foremost expert on school bullying.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counseling service specifically for children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Kids Helpline facilitates more productive relationships with parents, teachers and care givers; advocates on behalf of children and young people where their interests are ignored or unrepresented; and provides information on support services in the caller's local area. Kids Helpline can also be contacted via tel: 1800 55 1800.
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
NAPCAN works for the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect and towards greater community awareness of child abuse and neglect as a major issue facing our nation. Services include: provision of community education material which has universal application utilised by government departments, agencies, community groups, schools, hospitals and police; biannual national conference with a prevention focus; and initiation and national coordination of National Child Protection Week (held annually). There are separate offices in each state.
The Silent Crisis
The Silent Crisis provides information about a book of the same name written by Amanda Alexandria Robinson. The Silent Crisis provides parents and other concerned adults with an awareness of the potential dangers of child sexual abuse together with simple and positive strategies we can all put in place to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring.
The website also includes a range of articles about child sexual abuse, disciplining children, fostering confidence and a sense of self worth in children, safe and unsafe secrets and what to do if your child goes missing.
Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), a Commonwealth statutory authority, was established in 1973, and operates under the Criminology Research Act 1971. The functions of the AIC include conducting criminological research; communicating the results of research; conducting or arranging conferences and seminars; and publishing material arising out of the AIC's work.