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12 Confronting Child Sexual Abuse Statistics All Parents Need To Know

We must educate our children so they know to tell, and keep on telling until they are believed. As a parent and an educator I find the statistics below both confronting and horrifying. However, they do highlight the reasons WHY we need to teach the children in our care Body Safety from the earliest of [...]

Abused Children More Likely To Be Seriously Ill As Adults

Flickr Images Children who suffer abuse, violence or other trauma at home are more likely to become seriously ill as adults, a report has concluded. The report, the first nationwide study of its kind produced by a public health body in the UK, argues that the reasons are not simply cyclical – that [...]

Creating A Child Safe Organisation

Child Wise Every day millions of Australian children and young people participate in educational, sporting and recreational activities provided by government and community organisations. For the majority of children and young people, involvement in these services is positive and beneficial. However, the risks of abuse to children and young people in organisations has [...]

Tony McCorkell Reveals Secrets Of The Wealthy Christian Sect Exclusive Brethren

Members of a wealthy Christian sect are accused of child sexual abuse. Now the man who helped with the cover-up is speaking out. Photo: Getty Images The Royal Commission has examined everything from Sydney's Knox Grammar School to the Jehovah's Witnesses; Cardinal George Pell to Tennis NSW. But not the Exclusive Brethren, a [...]

Child Sexual Abuse By Children Demands More Clinics, NSW Health Worker Says

Dale Tolliday, a clinical advisor to the public service New Street, wants more clinics to stop children sexually abusing children. Photo: James Brickwood It is not a problem that comes up in dinner party conversation. Authorities do not properly track it. Parents often dismiss it as "doctors and nurses" games. But the statistics [...]

Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse by Prof Freda Briggs

Professor Freda Briggs was awarded Australian of the Year in 2000 for her work in the field of child sexual abuse. She spoke at the 2015 Melbourne Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People seminar about abuse in Australia and worldwide. Her talk is available to view below.

Sex Abuse by Children Against Children a Growing and Significant Problem, Royal Commission Hears

Sexual abuse by children against children is a growing and significant problem in out-of-home care, a royal commission has heard. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began hearings into the incidence of abuse against children in out-of-home care, which included care in government and non-government-run residential facilities, foster care and kinship [...]

Effectiveness of OOHC Practices in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission has released a report examining issues related to the effectiveness of practices in out-of-home care in preventing child sexual abuse within institutions. Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said the report, prepared by the Parenting Research Centre and the University of Melbourne, makes valuable findings which will be used to shape the Royal [...]

The Dark World of Paedophilia Exposed

Melinda Tankard-Reist The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the recent sentencing of Daniel Morcombe’s killer along with the imprisonment last week of former television star Robert Hughes after being found guilty of nine sex offense against three underage girls, have all heightened public attention on the scourge of child sexual assault. [...]