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Family Matters: kids safe in culture, not in care

Family Matters – kids safe in culture, not in care is a national initiative working in partnership with the non-government sector (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and mainstream non-government agencies). It uses community engagement, systemic change, and communication strategies to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in out-of home care.

Children's Safety Australia

Children's Safety aims to maximise the safety and enhance the wellbeing of children and young people and encourage them to reach their full potential.

Living Well

Living Well is a Queensland web resource designed to assist men who have experienced child sexual abuse or sexual assault. It acts as a collection point for information and resources that are useful for men who have been subjected to sexual violence, as well as for partners, friends, family and service providers.

Multicultural Development Association (MDA)

MDA aims to promote multiculturalism and act as a strategic mechanism for the empowerment of people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds through a range of community development, system advocacy, education and training, and service delivery activities. It has launched a new range of resources for migrants and refugees about child safety in Australia. The resources are in five languages, and provide information to parents about a number of issues that arise from the interface between culture and child safety.

National Links

The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)

The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is dedicated to community protection and safety, through the promotion of professional standards, practices and education in sex offender management, treatment, assessment and research.


Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network

The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network offers key resources to help understand and respond to the diverse and complex needs of children, adolescents and their families. It provides an online forum for people to communicate and share information and expertise. The network addresses the mental health impacts of multiple losses and potentially traumatic experiences. These experiences include: the death of a parent or other loved one, family break up; child abuse and neglect, assault or severe bullying; homelessness, family violence; serious accidents, injuries or chronic illness; disasters, terrorism or other major incidents; and other adversities within families and communities.

Safeguarding Children

The Australian Council was established in 2001 with the goal of developing standards and a transparent accreditation process for organisations working with children and young people. The Council is an initiative of some of Australia's leading philanthropic trusts and foundations, in partnership with community service organisations, the Police, Magistrates and the Judiciary.

Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse

The Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, established in October 1999, is a national resource on issues of domestic and family violence. It provides a central point for the collection and dissemination of Australian domestic and family violence policy, practice and research. The Clearinghouse also provides information on international efforts to end these forms of violence. It aims to meet the information needs of government agencies, generalist and specialist service providers, researchers and interested members of the public.

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

The Australian National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disabilities using government funded services. Its services are used by people of all ages including children. Reports of abuse are referred to the appropriate authority for investigation. It also contains useful links to other related organisations and services.

Bursting the Bubble

This is a new website for teenagers who are living with family violence - witnessing domestic violence, experiencing physical or sexual abuse or neglect. It provides information to help young people identify forms of abuse and violence in families, stories, answers to questions about telling professionals or child protection, ideas on dealing with feelings, safety planning, services available, and how to help a friend.

Catholic Social Services Australia

Catholic Social Services is the national peak body representing the Catholic welfare agencies that operate under the auspice of Catholic archbishops and bishops in dioceses throughout Australia. Agencies provide over 60 different counselling, education, welfare, and support programs and operate from in excess of 90 established centres and venues.

Child Wise Australia

In September 2001 ECPAT Australia was incorporated into a new organisation called Child Wise, which is part of a global network of organisations working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child sex tourism, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Children of Parents with a Mental llness provides information relevant to workers in the Child Protection and Justice fields when working with families where a parent has a mental illness.

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse provides a central point of access for evidence-based research on overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians.
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