About Us

Who We Are

Constable Care Foundation is Western Australia’s leading safety education provider.

For more than 32 years, Constable Care Foundation has been keeping children and young people safe through creative harm-prevention programs using theatre, technology, film and art.

Constable Care Foundation is an evidence-based organisation that doesn’t just work with tens of thousands of children and young people, but is committed to demonstrating that our work makes a difference to the lives of the young people who take part.

Our Vision

Creating a better WA community for all children and young people via harm prevention education, creative solutions, and raising community awareness.

Our Purpose

To empower young people through theatre-in-education programs and community services that raise awareness, influence attitudes and change behaviours.

Our Values

Empathy, integrity, communication and creativity are aspects within everything we do.

Our Approach

Constable Care Foundation uses a best-practice theatre-in-education approach to ensure real-world changes result for the students who take part in our programs.

Utilising the internationally-researched Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre participative approaches, we empower students to identify practical solutions to issues they face through performance scenarios that they use to explore and trial responses, strategies and solutions. Over 40 years of worldwide research and evaluation into this best-practice approach demonstrates that students experience real behaviour change as a result of being engaged in this program.

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Our Impact

Constable Care Foundation is an evidence-based organisation that doesn’t just work with tens of thousands of children and young people, but is committed to demonstrating that our work makes a difference to the lives of the young people who take part.

In 2011 we entered into a formal partnership with Edith Cowan University Child Health Promotion Research Centre to build robust evaluation processes into our school-based programs.

Since 2012, Constable Care Foundation has routinely measured the changes in knowledge, attitude and behavioural intent that occur for students who take part in our performances, workshops and most recently our full-term intensive programs.

Our Results

Student knowledge on crime prevention and safety performance topics improves across primary and secondary schools.

In recent evaluations conducted with 1,467 upper primary students from 15 different WA schools on a range of different crime prevention and safety performance topics, it was found that students improved their knowledge of the topic by 8% on average, their attitude towards the issue by 13%, and their stated intent to behave by 5%.

In evaluations of performance workshops undertaken with secondary school students, knowledge improved by 6% on average, attitude by 8% and intent to behave by 7%. For Youth Choices full-term 10-week intensive programs operating since mid-2014, early evaluation from ECU studies data indicate that significant attitudinal and behavioural improvements were achieved for students taking part.

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A Vibrant History

Throughout our 32 year history the Foundation has effectively communicated safety and crime prevention concepts through performance-based education to millions of WA children.

But we’re not sitting on our laurels. Like most successful organisations the Foundation continues to evolve and meet the challenges and needs of young people today through a range of new products and services.

Our Legacy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Constable Care Foundation is a recognised leader in safety education for children and youth throughout Western Australia.

Through its rich 32 year history the Constable Care Foundation has effectively communicated safety and crime prevention concepts through performance based education. The Foundation supports the growing needs of children by developing ongoing programs and products relevant to the challenges faced by young people today. Over two million primary and secondary school children have participated in a Constable Care or Youth Choices safety education program since it began in 1989.

To prevent harm to children young people and the community.

No, Constable Care Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation.

Now known as Constable Care Foundation, the WA icon has revealed a modern new look which embodies its vision of a safer community for all children and young people.

For more than 32 years, CCF has led the way in safety education for young people across Western Australia. The new logo represents the two C’s in Constable Care and a rippling out effect of knowledge and empowerment that the character brings.

Best known for widely-respected primary school puppet and theatre shows, over the past six years CCF has expanded into Secondary Schools and released innovative technology-based safety products. Safety services are also offered to the wider community at major public and community events. The Foundation’s new name and the dropping of the words ‘child safety’ reflect the expansion into youth and family safety services.

Constable Care is still very much part of the Constable Care Foundation. Both the character and the logo will continue to be strongly associated with the Foundation, supporting children and community programs throughout Western Australia.

Each year, we rely on the generosity of the Western Australian people, business community and government to cover the costs of delivering our community programs and services through donations and sponsorship. Funds raised are received directly by the Foundation and distributed to each of our strategic initiatives.