Leading the development of national strategies to prevent harm to children and support child safety initiatives through learning, development, best practice materials and reporting.
Providing national leadership to strengthen children’s safety and reduce future harm to children.
Collaborating with governments, organisations and the community to raise awareness and drive cultural change to support child safety and wellbeing across Australia.
Improving collaboration between governments and organisations to support design, development and implementation of national strategies and prevention initiatives.
Promoting the participation and empowerment of children and young people in the design, development and evaluation of child safe initiatives across Australia.
The Australian Government understands that the work of the Royal Commission and the information on this website may bring up strong feelings and questions for many people. There are many services and support groups available to assist you. A detailed list of support services is available on our Support Services page. A comprehensive list of national, state and territory support services and groups is also available on the Royal Commission website.
National Redress Scheme
Information about the National Redress Scheme is available on the National Redress Scheme website or by calling the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).
If you need to report a crime, call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact your local police on 131 444. If you are concerned about a child’s safety, you can also make a report to your state or territory child protection service.
24-hour telephone assistance is available through:
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- 1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
- MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 24