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Children and young people

  • If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger call 000 now
  • Being a witness to violence is distressing for children and young people, whether or not the violence is directed at them
  • There are practical things you can do to support a child or young person who is exposed to violence and abuse
  • Providing a positive adult-child relationship and having age-appropriate open conversations can help recovery.
  • If you or someone you know has experienced violence and abuse, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or visit our website for online chat and video call services:
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    • Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST (except national public holidays): Video call (no appointment needed)