FACT, 1 in 5 Australian children experience sexual abuse1.

FACT, 98% of child sexual abuse reports are found to be true2.

YET, Almost 70% of Australians who responded to a recent survey, believe that CHILDREN MAKE UP STORIES ABOUT BEING ABUSED3.

These attitudes allow for the continued abuse of children and young people and demonstrate just how much work there is still to be done in both prevention AND awareness of this crime.

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  • [1] Price -Robertson, Bromfield and Vassallo, 2010; Mills, Kisely, Ala ti, Strathearn, & Najman, 2016; Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 2017)
  • [2] O'Donohue, Cummings & Willis, 2018
  • [3] Tucci, J. and Mitchell, J. (August 2021). Still unseen and ignored: Tracking Community, Knowledge and Attitudes about Child Abuse and Child Protection in Australia. Australian Childhood Foundation, Melbourne.