WACSS Gives Back

The WA Child Safety Services team is passionate about our work to reduce the impact of child abuse.

We are committed to giving back to our community by offering several child safety workshops to community groups throughout the year AT NO CHARGE. 

If your school, P&C/P&F, organisation, sport club or community group is interested in being considered for one of our annual FREE giving back workshops please complete the form below.

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Child Abuse In Australia – Why WACSS Gives Back

Child abuse and neglect happens for a range of reasons, and across all demographics. All members of the community can play a role in helping keep children safe. The below statistics provide a picture of child abuse in Australia. It is important to note that due to the nature of child abuse, there can be variations in the reported cases and actual cases of abuse.

  • Approximately 1 in 7 boys and 1 in 3 girls will experience some form of sexual abuse.[1]
  • Around 80% of boys and 90% of girls are sexually abused by someone they know.[2]
  • 1 in 3 Australians would not believe children if they disclosed they were being abused.[3]

Approximately 30 to 60% of childhood sexual abuse is committed by other children and young people.[3]

[1] – Quadara. (2014). Child sexual abuse: Key themes in the research literature. Child Family Community Australia webinar.
[2] – Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2005. Personal safety survey Australia. cat. no. 4906.0. Canberra: ABS.
[3] – Bravehearts. (2015). Child Sexual Assault: Facts and Statistics.

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