Child Protection Directory

Self-Audit for Organisations

Reporting Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem. In Victoria, if you suspect a case of child abuse or are mandated to report abuse, then you can contact Child Protection for advice or contact Victoria Police to make your report.

For Immediate Help

To report concerns that are life threatening or to report a crime (remember that all physical and sexual assaults are crimes) call Victoria Police 000.

To report concerns about the safety of a child, call Victoria Police. You may also want to lodge a report with the Child Protection Crisis Line 13 12 78 (24 hours, 7 days a week, toll free within Victoria)

Where there is no immediate risk to the child's safety

If you have concerns about a child or young person and need guidance in deciding whether or not to make a report to child protection , you can contact Child FIRST (Child and family services information, referral and support teams) who are funded not only to provide guidance and advice but also to provide support directly to vulnerable families including those at risk of entering the child protection system. Jeiwsh Care is a funded Child First provider and can becontacted on 8517 5999. Further information can be found on this link.

Training Options for Organisations Working with Children

Jewish Organisations which Specialise in Child Abuse

  • Australian Jewish Psychologists Inc - Ph: 0412 551 055
  • Jewish Care - Ph: 8517 5999. Referrals and information regarding family violence is addressed by professionally qualified social workers at Jewish Care.
  • Tzedek Support and advocacy for victims/survivors of child sexual abuse - Ph: 1300 893 335

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner protects Australian children when they experience cyberbullying by administering a complaints scheme and deals with complaints about prohibited online content.

Providing  a range of up-to-date information and resources, as well as a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying.

Web: The Commission for Children and Young People


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