Charles Sturt University Excellence Awards - Strong University Highly Commended: Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education Project (CSAPE) Team

Prize: Award

Description

Strong University Highly Commended:
The Highly Commended Award was added this year due to the outstanding response to the Excellence Awards and acknowledges exemplary contribution to our University and values.
Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education Project (CSAPE) Team, Various teams - received multiple nominations
(Names: Cate Thomas, Jay Phillips, Jennie Anderson, Angela Fenton, Greg Auhl, Monique Constable, Susan Theobald, Kerrilyn Toal, Carli Cox, Sam Tiernan, Joanne St John)

Nomination one

What the nomination was for:
My team Excellence Award nomination is for the Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education Project (CSAPE) Team who delivered the following:

The successful design and delivery of the Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education Subject for staff and students,
The development and publishing of the Child Safety Policy as the platform to the University’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations and
Leading the University towards complying as a Child Safe Organisation by October 2021.

Why is it Highly Commended worthy:
This team demonstrated outstanding commitment to design a quality educational package that prepares all staff and students with the knowledge and tools to effectively respond to their responsibilities for mandatory reporting. The team were so committed to this project that all contributed their own time and undertook it with no project budget. The project was expertly managed by the Academic Lead across divisions and faculties resulting in a sector leading response.

The development of the Child Safety Policy demonstrates as a University we have a zero-tolerance approach, and we care about our students and communities. This commitment, as evidenced by the CSAPE Team, drives us to be a strong University.

Nomination two

What the nomination was for:
The Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education Project (CSAPE) Team.

This award relates to the University’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations. The team concerned worked diligently to successfully design and deliver the Child Sexual Assault & Protection Education module mandatory for all staff and students of the institution. This included the development and publishing of the Child Safety Policy underpinning the module. The successful completion of this program has been instrumental in moving the University towards complying as a Child Safe Organisation by October 2021.

Why is it Highly Commended worthy:
This team demonstrated outstanding commitment to designing a quality educational package that prepares all staff and students with the knowledge and tools to effectively respond to situations where children may be potentially at risk of harm or disclose situations of abuse. The team showed such commitment to delivering this project in a timely manner, that all involved made a significant contribution of their own time and undertook the work with no project budget.

The development of the Child Safety Policy demonstrates a no-tolerance approach as an institution, and that we care about our students and communities. This makes for a stronger university presence within the regions we serve. The project demonstrated how working collaboratively across divisions and faculties, with real goodwill from all those involved can result in a sector leading response to important societal issues.
You received "Provost Highly Commended" from RED

Congratulations on your RED Highly Commended Excellence Award! On behalf of the Academic Portfolio, I would to take this opportunity to recognise and thank you for the exceptional contributions your award represents. Your outstanding hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated and is a vital part of our Portfolio and University’s success. Well done on this wonderful achievement! Kind regards Janelle

Granting OrganisationsCharles Sturt University, Australia

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