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.
For Immediate Help
To report concerns that are life threatening call Victoria Police 000.
To report concerns about the immediate safety of a child within their family unit, call 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 to make a report to child protection or to refer the child, contact Child FIRST (Child and family services information, referral and support teams) through the Department of Humans Services on this link - http://tinyurl.com/njxespj.
Training Options for Organisations Working with Children
- Australian Childhood Foundation, Safeguarding Children Program 9874 3922
- South East Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) 9594 2289
- The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence 9523 2100
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Jewish Organisations which Specialise in Child Abuse
- Australian Jewish Psychologists Inc - www.ajp.org.au Ph: 0412 551 055
- Jewish Care's Front Door - Ph: 8517 5999
- The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Support Line - Ph: 9523 2100 (As of August 2016, all telephone calls made to The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence (JTAFV) for support, referrals and information regarding family violence will be diverted to professionally qualified social workers at Jewish Care).
- Tzedek Support and advocacy for victims/survivors of child sexual abuse - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.ccyp.vic.gov.au/links.htm