Director of Client Services Jackie Bateman spoke with Xanthe Gregory of ABC News about the importance of the integrity of our peak bodies.

This interview formed part of a long-form article covering the latest revelations at Cranbrook School, which has seen its headmaster resign after revelations of alleged inappropriate conduct by teachers.

Read the article via ABC News: Private school peak body that investigated Cranbrook teacher had child sex offender on its board at the time


A renowned therapist, trainer, consultant, and writer with more than 20 years’ practice experience, Jackie has gained a deep understanding of family violence from her experiences working with and supporting children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviours, and their families.

Currently, Jackie is Director of Client Services at Kids First Australia. Kids First’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Prevention Program (SACPP) works with children and young people who have experienced or engaged in harmful sexual behaviours. The team recently released an evidenced-informed consent education platform, ‘To Future Me’ which teaches on the topics of sex, consent, grooming behaviour and gender in an age-appropriate digital format.

Jackie sits on the Board of Sexual Assault Services (Victoria) and is Deputy Chair of the Harmful Sexual Behaviour network.

Jackie Bateman
Jackie Bateman
Director of Client Services, Kids First Australia

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