July 11, 2023

The Children’s Voices for Change project is seeking children and young people aged 10 to 25, who have lived experience of family violence, to take part in an online activity

This project has been funded by Family Safety Victoria’s Family Violence Research Grants Program (Phase 1). It is led by Southern Cross University, in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare and Safe and Equal.

This research project seeks to understand what constitutes effective supports for children and young people up the age of 13 years as victim-survivors of family violence in their own right.

We are seeking to recruit children and young people, to undertake an anonymous, short, interactive online activity, who:

  • are 10 to 25 years old; and
  • have experienced family violence support services in Victoria up to the ages of 13 years old; and
  • have an established relationship with a service or network; and
  • are not currently in distress or crisis.

We are seeking people with established relationships with children and young people who are victim-survivors of family violence, and have the necessary knowledge and expertise of risk and capacity assessment to support us to identify children and young people who may be suitable to participate in this research.

If you can help us with identifying potential participants who meet the above criteria, we invite you to share with them this link to the Activity or the attached invitation, which contains a QR code to access the Activity.

Note – Participants who are aged 10 to 15 years will need the co-consent of a ‘safe adult’ aged 18 years or older of their choosing, such as a parent, guardian, carer, teacher, caseworker, sibling or close friend.

Please contact Dr Georgina Dimopoulos, Senior Lecturer, Law, Southern Cross University, Georgina Dimopoulos georgina.dimopoulos@scu.edu.au .if you would like to discuss the project or have queries about this request.

Thank you in advance for your support