Dialog Box

Publications

Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse by children and young people

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) and Child Wise have developed this handbook primarily for organisations and staff working with children and young people with disability. It is intended to provide a greater understanding about sexual abuse of children and young people, and provide practical information about how to respond when a child or young person discloses abuse, or you suspect harm has occurred. It also includes information on the National Redress Scheme.

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Speak Up - Understanding and responding to child abuse

This booklet provides parents, carers and professionals who work with children, information about the indicators of abuse and the impacts it has on children. The booklet highlights the importance of preventing and responding to incidence of child abuse and the available support services to make a report.

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Speak Up - Understanding child abuse and your response - Victoria edition

This booklet provides parents, carers and professionals who work with children, information about the indicators of abuse and the impacts it has on children. The booklet Victorian child protection legislation and child safety standards, as well as the available reporting and support services in Victoria.

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Child Grooming: 'Offending all the way through from the start' - Exploring the call for law reform

This report explores the need for legislation that criminalises the grooming of children for the purposes of sexual exploitation or abuse. It examines what grooming is and how it can harm children, considers current Australian and International legislation, and provides recommendations for action. The report was completed as part of a grant from the Victoria Law Foundation.

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Yarning Up about Child Sexual Abuse

The Yarning Up booklet has been written for aboriginal parents and carers to help prevent child abuse. The booklet includes how to identify signs and indicators of abuse, how to talk to children if they disclose, safe online practices for children and families, how to recognise the strategies of offenders, and importantly, how to report any concerns.

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'Wise Up' to Child Sexual Abuse

This booklet helps parents, carers and professionals that work with children to learn about child sexual abuse. It includes how to identify signs and indicators of abuse, safe online practices for children and families, how to talk to children able safety,how to recognise the strategies of offenders, and importantly, how to report any concerns.

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Females who Sexually Abuse in Organisations working with Children

This report examines the prevalence rate of females who sexually abuse children in organisational settings. The report also reviews current information on typologies of female child sexual abuse perpetrators, and cultural and professional attitudes towards this phenomenon.

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