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The limitations of police checks and blue cards and how to keep our children safe from sexual predators with Dr Danielle Arlanda Harris

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Episode 8 Dr Danielle Arlanda Harris:

Today on Keeping Kids Safe - A Bright Futures podcast for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation - we’re speaking with Dr Danielle Arlanda Harris about how police checks alone are not enough to protect our children from sexual harm. In this interview Dr Harris urges governments to put in place a range of measures that would work together to prevent paedophiles from gaining access to work in child care centres. These include safer recruitment processes, the importance of better design for child care centres so they are as open plan as possible to prevent abuse, being aware of red flags such as overly familiar conduct by staff and the importance of sharing suspicious behaviour between child care centres as part of reducing risk.

It's time for difficult conversations to shine light on this hidden topic. This podcast talks openly about child abuse, child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and harmful sexual behaviours. 
Each episode of this series will feature practical insights on how to teach your child safety in the world today. 
REMINDER: As Denise Morcombe says in the podcast - Take care when listening. Please contact Lifeline if you need support after listening to this, on 13 1114 or you can call 1800 Respect.
This podcast is produced by Nance Haxton with production assistance from Michael Adams. To get in touch with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation about any of the information shared in this podcast, go to or phone 1300 326 435
Host: Nance Haxton 
With thanks to Dr Danielle Arlanda Harris


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