Professor Daryl Higgins joins the Professional Standards Review Board panel.

Professor Daryl Higgins joins the Professional Standards Review Board panel.

Kooyoora is delighted to announce Professor Daryl Higgins as a member of the Professional Standards Review Board.

Professor Daryl Higgins is Director of ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS), and the former Deputy Director (Research) of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. A registered psychologist, he has been researching child abuse impacts and prevention, family violence and family functioning for over 25 years. Currently, his research focuses on public health approaches to protecting children, and child-safe organisational strategies. He has provided presentations to welfare, sports, education and community organisations agencies and peak bodies regarding organisational risks and child-safe approaches. He contributed to a number of reports and provided expert advice to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about how and why abuse occurs, the risks within different sectors that need to be addressed within child-safe organisational strategies, and ripple effects that organisational sexual abuse has on families and others.