ACCCE Host fourth Prevention Stakeholder Workshop

Wed 12-05-2021 09:00 am AEST

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) recently hosted its fourth Prevention Stakeholder Workshop.

These workshops bring together key prevention stakeholders in the child protection space to discuss opportunities for education, awareness, and prevention initiatives.

The day brought together representatives from a number of ACCCE stakeholders, including the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, Carly Ryan Foundation, Act for Kids, Bravehearts, ThinkUKnow, Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Department of Home Affairs and Department of Social Services just to name a few.

In an AFP first, the workshop included an immersive scenario of a simulated child protection case which acted as a catalyst for a discussion exercise.

The scenario was developed in conjunction with the AFP’s Learning Command Technology Enhanced Learning team, who said it was the first time the Immersive Simulated Environment capability had been used this way, which opened possibilities for innovative ways to use the technology.

ACCCE stakeholders were enthusiastic about the success of the day, with one commenting “Today has been very interesting and eye opening. I’d like to hear more about the different stages and the different times when intersection can and does take place with other stakeholders”.

ACCCE stakeholders were also able to hear a teaser of the new ACCCE podcast, Closing the Net, which will be released later this year.

Anyone interested in child protection and the work of the ACCCE is encouraged to listen to it when it is released, as it provides great insight into this crime type, the work of a child protection investigator and helpful information for parents, carers and educators.

To conclude the day, ACCCE Commander Hilda Sirec signed the first Letters of Exchange with several key stakeholders to cement close working partnerships.

ACCCE is looking forward to continuing to work with partner agencies and organisations as part of a collaborative, national approach to preventing child exploitation.