Being safe, and what to do if something doesn’t feel ok.
What is child abuse?
Child abuse includes:
Who can I talk to about this?
If you are worried about child abuse, for you or someone you know, there are people you can talk to.
Tell a teacher or any adult you trust if you feel unsafe. That can be a parent or relative, a teacher, or someone at your school. You may want to talk to more than one person.
There are services to help you if you feel unsafe.
National Child Abuse Helpline (Child Wise) A toll-free number with access to expert advice from trained counsellors and an opportunity to speak up about child abuse.
Kids Helpline For any time and for any reason - free, private and confidential phone and online counselling 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.
Headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation) Headspace can help if you are aged 12 or over and you are going through a tough time. You can talk to someone at Headspace on the phone, online or in person. They also have a lot of information on their website.
Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault provide services to child and adult victims/survivors of sexual assault. The assault may have occurred recently or in the past.
Create Foundation Creating a better life for children and young people in care.
Youthlaw Free and confidential legal advice.