Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia’s biggest and most misunderstood social problems.
Child Abuse and Neglect in Australia
Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia’s biggest and most misunderstood social problems. In 2021- 2022, 470,538 reports were made to child protection authorities in Australia. There were 45,548 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect throughout Australia.
That’s 125 kids every single day!
One child every 11 minutes is suffering physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, often by someone they know and should be able to trust; most often in their own home. Thousands more cases go unreported, and the number of children and young people in out-of-home care is increasing.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Child protection Australia 2019-20.
Last year, over
reports were made to child protection authorities
children accessed child protective services
1 in 32
Aussie kids. This needs to change.
Preventing Abuse and Neglect
Whether you are a parent, relative, teacher, nurse, friend or neighbour, you can play a significant role in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Some simple but powerful things you can do:
Our specialist teams support children, young people and families across the country.
Enhancing the wellbeing of kids and young people who have experienced trauma or are at risk of harm.
Includes internationally recognised Protective Behaviours program, Early Education Program, and our in-home parent education curriculum.
Support for parents and families who may be feeling overwhelmed, or need help to reconnect as a family.
Offering children and their family the support they need to raise happy, healthy kids and enjoy positive family relationships.