Media Statement - Stop violence against children

2 November 2022





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Act for Kids was shocked to see the viral video of a father allegedly physically assaulting his daughter following a tennis training session in Serbia.     

This is another reminder of why child protection is everybody’s business.   

Sadly, child abuse is not isolated.   

In Australia, there were more 530,000 reports made to child protection authorities during 2020-21.   

Of those, nearly 49,700 were confirmed cases of abuse or neglect, including children who had suffered physical harm.  

Adults have such an important role to play when it comes to protecting children, and young people.   

Act for Kids is encouraging everyone to seek support if you or someone you know may need help. Please call:

Emergency 000  

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800  

LIFELINE 13 11 14  

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