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In Australia, a child is abused every 15 minutes.


AMA Position Statement on Child Abuse and Neglect – 1996. Revised 2005

Medical practitioners must encourage attitudes and actions necessary to prevent child abuse and neglect, identify ‘at risk’ children and families, prevent further abuse and assist abused children to receive appropriate help and protection.

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Child Protection Australia 2014-2015

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2014-15, and on the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system.

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Child abuse and neglect statistics

Child Family Community Australia maintains several fact sheets dealing with child protection.

This one is a collection of data that shows the prevalence of child abuse in Australia.

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Reporting abuse and neglect

This Child Family Community Australia fact sheet provides information on how to report child abuse in your state.

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Responding to children and young people’s disclosures of abuse

This Child Family Community Australia fact sheet provides information for friends, family, and professionals on how to respond to a child’s disclosure of abuse.

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Child Sexual Assault: Facts and Statistics

Bravehearts has compiled a report on the prevalence of sexual abuse of children in Australia.

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Personal Safety, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has compiled this report based on survey data from 2012, focussing on people’s experience of violence.

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