Enews Intro

If you thought sexual abuse was only ever perpetrated by adults, think again. According to Australian child protection organisation, Bravehearts, the shocking reality is that 30 - 60 per cent of child abuse is perpetrated by other children and young people. How do we educate our children and still try to protect their innocence at the same time? Check out Michelle Derrig's piece below for some answers. And it's not just children that are being abused. In our interview with Josie Parata, founder of Single Mums Support (SMS Lighthouse), she talks about her own escape from an abusive relationship and how this inspired her to help single mums in need today. If you are concerned about a child’s wellbeing, contact the police or the child protection authority in your state immediately. If you would like to talk to someone, seek support or obtain advice for how to protect and support your loved one, contact:

  • Bravehearts: 1800 272 831 Australia
  • Parent Help: 0800 568 856 New Zealand

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