These helplines will answer any questions you may have and tell you what will happen next. Helpline staff will not tell anyone who reported the abuse and you do not have to provide your name.
You do not need to be sure that a child is being abused in order to call a helpline. It is enough to suspect that they may be at risk of harm. It is always better to be over-cautious when it comes to the safety of our most vulnerable.
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, please call the police now on 000.
For any other concern about a child’s welfare, please call the relevant child protection helpline in your state:
While it is upsetting to learn that a child has been abused, your response is critical as it can affect the severity of the child’s overall trauma.
Research shows that children who feel supported, safe, and believed when disclosing abuse have the most success in recovery.
When a child discloses abuse to you:
CAPS is proud to partner with the following organisations to keep kids safe, supported and loved:
CAPS thanks the following organisations for their incredibly generous support:
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and learn, and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.