Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia’s biggest and most misunderstood social problems. Despite being under-reported, Australian authorities confirmed 45,714 children were abused or neglected in one year alone*.
That’s one child every 12 minutes suffering physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, often by someone they know and should be able to trust; most often in their own home. Thousands more cases go unreported, and the number of children and young people in out-of-home care is increasing.
Every 12 minutes a child suffers abuse or neglect.
With your help, CPS will make sure they do not face this challenge alone.