Advice and complaints
You can get advice or complain about how you are treated in public places like parks, streets, trains and shopping centres. See this list of youth-friendly legal services and advocacy organisations.
You're banned! Shopping centres, banning notices and young people
YAPA fact sheet for young people and youth services
Meeting Places: Where People & Places Meet: Approaches to Public Space Management
2007 guide by Pota Hatzopoulos & Garner Clancey. 27 pages
Shopping Centres: Considering youth issues in shopping centre development applications
2007 By Olivia Usien & Garner Clancey. 21 pages
ACTivate report (PDF) 2002
YAPA conducted consultations with over 500 young people in NSW in the ACTivate project. We spoke to young people about transport, safety and health in their local areas, as well as any other issues they thought were important. The report summarises the issues raised by young people.
Listening to be heard: Lessons from training shopping centre security guards
2005 Short report by Garner Clancey & Mick Huggett
Creating the Space for Dialogue: A guide to developing a local youth shopping centre protocol
This guide (PDF) aims to get local centre managers, retailers, and security staff talking to young people to clearly define:
- what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in centres
- how young people and managers can work together to resolve problems
- what the penalties are for unacceptable behaviour
- how to appeal against penalties.
This report (PDF) serves to support the guide and to provide more detailed discussion of issues associated with young people and shopping centres.
Shopping for a Solution
Shopping for a Solution: An Evaluation of Western Sydney Shopping Centre Youth Projects 2002
Resource Manual and Self-Paced Learning Package for Shopping Centre Security Guards
A valuable resource for shopping centre security guards, to help them better understand and to respond to young people.
International Youth and Public Space Forum
Yspace network has been formed to foster and support the development across nations of youth inclusive policy and practice in the design and management of public and community accessed spaces. Yspace seeks to provide a mechanism for researchers, young people, various levels of government, planners, and youth services to share information, insights, good practice, resources and concerns. The site has been developed with an emphasis on maintaining its currency, relevancy and usability.
Security Industry Act
The Security Industry Act that covers all security officers and security businesses in NSW.
Shopping Centre Council of Australia
The homepage of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia. This is the national body for shopping centres in Australia.
CHD Partners is a company committed to preventing crime and promoting community safety. Formed by Garner Clancey, Michael Huggett and Sally Doran, CHD Partners provides: research, training, consultancy.
A Resource for the Skate Park Project
The use of public space by skateboarders often leads to debate. Here is a great source of information about skateboard parks and skateboarding in general. www.skatepark.org