Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This page provides a home for ACFID’s work, news, guidance and resources on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). ACFID is committed to supporting our members to collectively improve their practice, culture and leadership on PSEA, and we are accountable to our commitment to leadership for change.


In 2018, ACFID commissioned the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) to conduct an independent review into sector wide practice in relation to the prevention of sexual misconduct. The review resulted in a report outlining recommendations for strengthening sector-wide practice and culture in relation to PSEA. ACFID is implementing the recommendations and has made it a key focus for the organisation and the sector.

What's New

Safeguardingwith partners event - Melbourne 3 March

ACFID will host a panel of selected members who will come together to talk about how they have approached their partnerships with this (new) requirement, the challenges they have faced, and lessons learned from the field and from understanding how PSEA measures play out in different contextual environments. Register now.

CHA Alliance bringing their SEA investigations Workshop to Melbourne in November

Registrations are open for this four-day interactive workshop being delivered 12 to 15 November in Melbourne. The workshop is delivered by CHS Alliance with the support of ACFID.

ACFID releases guidance for the development of a Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment Policy

The guidance is available for free to both members and the wider sector via the online Good Practice Toolkit, and can be downloaded as a PDF.




Read the independent review on the prevention of sexual misconduct.Read ACFID’s cross-sector plan to strengthen practice and culture.Read the latest annual update on our progress against the recommendations.


Improve practice in your organisation with our PSEA toolkit.

Jocelyn Condon is ACFID's Director of Development Effectiveness and leads ACFID's work on PSEA. Contact her directly here.