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In Australia, a child is abused every 15 minutes.

A message for kids from Calli Goninan at the Child Protection Unit

When it comes to child abuse:

  1. It’s not your fault – even if you’ve been told that it is.
  2. It’s important to tell someone – find an adult you trust or call one of the numbers on this page.

It’s important to talk about it because, with help, your situation can change and things can get better.

In an emergency call 000

If you are worried about the immediate safety of a child and / or young person –  Call 000 (Police / Ambulance)

National Helpline Numbers

Kids Helpline

Free 24/7 telephone and counselling service for children, adolescents, and young people (ages 5-25): 1800 55 1800


Free 24/7 telephone counselling and crisis support: 131 114


Free 24/7 sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line: 1800 737 732