“Over the past two decades there are been increased awareness over children's personal safety. We now know that a child or young person is more likely to be harmed by someone that they know than by someone that they don’t know.
In Australia during 2007-2008, there were 317 526 report of suspected child abuse and neglect made to states and territories throughout Australia. (Australian Institute Family Studies 2009)
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys have experienced some form of unwanted sexual touching. (Australian Institute of Criminology 2000)
31% of Australian adults have said that they would not believe a child who disclosed being abused (Australian Institute of Criminology 2006)
1 in 4 children have witnessed violence against a parent (NAPCAN)” www.protective-behaviours.org.au