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Child sexual abuse: Get the facts
This fact sheet provides information and statistics to learn more about child sexual abuse. It helps to dispel common myths and misconceptions, and help people understand the role they can play in protecting children and young people.
National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse
The National Strategy is the first of its kind in Australia, and provides a nationally coordinated, strategic framework for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.
Get support or make a report
The information on this website may bring up strong feelings and questions for many people. Help is available if you or someone you know has experienced, are experiencing, or are concerned a child or young person may be at risk of harm including child sexual abuse. If you need assistance or support, our Get support page provides a list of dedicated services.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).
If you need to report a crime, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact your local police on 131 444. If you are concerned about a child’s safety, you can also make a report to your state or territory child protection service.
If you need information or resources for reporting child safety concerns, please visit our Make a report page.