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Child Protection Week

child protection week

Child Protection Week is held nationally every year with the aim to raise awareness of child abuse prevention.

What is child abuse? There are 4 different types of child abuse 
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect

Child abuse can be a single incident or can be a number of different incidents that take place over time.

The Child Protection Act 1999 states it does not matter how much a child is harmed, but whether a child – 

  • Has suffered harm, is suffering harm or is at risk of harm
  • Does not have a parent able and willing to protect them from harm

Lifeline – 131114  24hrs 7days

Parentline – 1300 301300  8am-10pm 7 days

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800  24hrs 7days

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